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Peer-to-Peer coming to rural communities

October 23, 2020

NAMI Oregon will be offering two 8-week Peer-to-Peer courses via Zoom starting in January targeted to residents who live outside of the state’s major urban areas–Portland, Eugene, & Salem. The intent is to bring this course to communities where it has generally not been available in recent years. Other Peer-to-Peer courses will be available to more »

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Free Drive-thru COVID-19 Testing Event

Free drive-thru COVID-19 testing event Wednesday October 28, 4:30 – 7 pm, at the Polk County Fairgrounds (Building C, 520 S Pacific Hwy., Rickreall, OR 97371). Pre-registration is REQUIRED. To register, contact Enedina Lopez, Interface Network, at 503-910-4908 or or visit: For more information, see a flyer in English or Spanish.

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Find Help. Find Hope. At NAMI.

October 2, 2020

Our communities are under a tremendous amount of stress and anxiety. Covid-19, economic uncertainty, wildfires, current events — it can seem like the world is spiraling. You, your child, or a loved one may be experiencing symptoms of depression or anxiety, or coping with emotional impacts that are causing some level of disruption to daily more »

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Oregon Wildfire Resources Available

September 24, 2020

Our hearts go out to everyone impacted by wildfires this year. A new website,, has many resources available, including: How to apply for federal disaster relief assistance, even if you sustained uninsured losses How to receive your ballot to vote if you have been displaced by wildfires If you need to replace prescriptions and more »

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Covid-19: Vigilance Is the Key

September 3, 2020

We are six months into a pandemic that has no end in sight yet. Fatigue definitely has set in. As individuals and families living with mental health disorders, our plate is often full. And it’s hard to stay up to date. With cold weather months and flu season coming soon, NAMI Oregon is embarking on more »

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Help is here: Find support

July 23, 2020

NAMI Oregon is committed to providing support and resources during these unprecedented times. You need not be alone if you or a loved one is struggling with a mental health disorder. Here is a roundup of what is currently available: Helpline: Our Resource Helpline remains available Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm, to more »

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Online Support Groups Now Available

April 17, 2020

Just because we are apart doesn’t mean you have to go without vital support. NAMI Oregon has some 30+ online support groups for individuals and families living with mental illness. We have groups for: Adults living with mental illness. Family members and friends with a loved one living with mental illness. Parents/caregivers raising children and more »

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NAMI Oregon Helpline Active During Crisis

March 17, 2020

NAMI Oregon is committed to providing live responses to phone and email Helpline queries during our state’s crisis response to the coronavirus. We will be answering calls and emails on weekdays between 9 am and 5 pm. Please feel free to call us at 503-230-8009, or toll free at 800-343-6264. You can email us at: more »

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NAMI Releases New Crisis Guide

July 1, 2018

  NAMI is proud to release “Navigating a Mental Health Crisis: A NAMI Resource Guide for Those Experiencing a Mental Health Emergency.” NAMI developed this guide to support people experiencing mental health crises and their loved ones. This potentially life-saving guide outlines what can contribute to a crisis, warning signs that a crisis is emerging, more »

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NAMI Endorses Measure 108

October 22, 2020

NAMI Oregon announces that it endorses Measure 108, which would increases taxes on tobacco and introduce a tax on vape products. Proceeds will fund continued Medicaid expansion in Oregon, which is among NAMI’s top policy priorities. We urge members and allies to vote yes on Measure 108. We’ve been asked by a number of people more »

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September Advocacy Update

October 13, 2020

September 2020 Update * State economists issued their latest revenue forecast for the current 2019-21 budget cycle that ends on June 30 next year. And the news is good. Over the summer, economists predicted a steep decline in revenue due to shutdowns to prevent the spread of Covid-19. That led to a special legislative session more »

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Black Mental Health Care Providers Are Greatly Underrepresented in Oregon

October 8, 2020

September 23, 2020 By Latisha Jensen Willamette Week Oregonians have plenty of fuel for anxiety these days. The air outside can be too smoky to breathe, and the air indoors might contain droplets from coronavirus-carrying sneezes. For Black residents, the worry may be worse: Imagine the national conversation were focused on how to respond more »

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