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Providence Patient and Family Advisory Council

January 11, 2019

Share your experience and help impact healthcare at Providence Health & Services Have you or a family member or loved one received mental health or substance use disorder treatment services at Providence Health & Services in the Portland metro area? NAMI Oregon is recruiting members to form a new Patient and Family Advisory Council to more »

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Mental Health Lobby Day

January 3, 2019

Register now for Mental Health Lobby Day!  Join us for our  Mental Health Lobby Day in Salem on Feb. 25! The event will be held at the Willamette Heritage Center, Dye House, 1313 Mill St SE, Salem. Registration is free. Must be a current NAMI Oregon member to attend. Please visit https://namior.org/capitol/ to register. Please more »

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Problems with Kepro make front-page news

November 19, 2018

NAMI Oregon Executive Director Chris Bouneff and other mental health advocates are interviewed in this story from The Oregonian about how a state program has been denying individuals with severe mental illness higher levels of care. An internal review from the state warned that many could become homeless, and at least three vulnerable patients have 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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How My Depression Made Me A Better State Representative

January 17, 2019

By Michael Schlossberg | Dec. 17, 2018 When I first told the world I suffered from a major depressive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder, I miscalculated. I was angry at the time, and I didn’t realize it would actually have a positive impact on me and the people I represent. I’m a full-time elected official. I have the more »

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Training The Community To Recognize And Respond To Crises

By John Giampaolo | Dec. 20, 2018 As a child, I watched my brother struggle for years. Mental health simply wasn’t a topic discussed much in the 1970s and 1980s, and my parents had few resources to turn to for help. I was 21 years old when my brother took his life; I understand firsthand what families go more »

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Oregon ranked worst for prevalence of mental illness

January 15, 2019

MEDFORD, Ore. — Oregon ranks as the worst state in the country for the prevalence of mental illness. It’s why Oregon lawmakers are proposing a bill that would require students in grades 6 to 12 to take a mental health wellness check once every school year. “We have seen in increase over the past 2 to 3 more »

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Oregon students will advocate for 2 mental health bills in Salem

By Elizabeth Hayes  – Staff Reporter, Portland Business Journal Derek Evans, a senior at Sandy High School, stayed home the other day, purportedly with a cold. In reality, he was feeling anxiety stemming from a school shooting scare, the second in two weeks. But depression and anxiety aren’t considered legitimate excuses for an absence — and that’s something more »

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