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Big Jump in 2017 Education and Support Programs

February 2, 2018

Congratulations to all NAMI affiliate staff and volunteers on a job well done in 2017. NAMI affiliates in Oregon reported a 42 percent increase in NAMI signature program offerings last year as compared with 2016. In all, affiliates reported offering 951 signature programs events, such as support group meetings, education classes, and presentations such as more »

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Mental Health First Aid coming in February

January 25, 2018

NAMI Oregon is offering Adult Mental Health First Aid classes in both English and Spanish free of charge in February. A public education program that introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental illnesses, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common supports, this 8-hour course uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how more »

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Work Requirements For Medicaid Hurt, Not Help

February 2, 2018

Jan 19, 2018 | nami.org Across the country, more than 10 million people with mental illness rely on Medicaid, including many who live with severe conditions. Medicaid helps address the nation’s mental health care crisis by paying for services that people need, such as medications, case management, therapy, peer supports, crises and hospital care. Recently, more »

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Motherhood And Your Mental Health

Jan. 26, 2018 | By Meredith Vaughn As soon as her baby was born, Anna felt a change. Something wasn’t right. She feared for her baby’s safety to an extreme degree. She would sit awake, staring at her baby through the night, terrified something would go wrong, and her daughter would die. After feeding, Anna more »

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OSU works to destigmatize mental health

Jan 8, 2018 | By Arianna Schmidt Mental health organizations reach out, connect with community. Oregon is ranked last in the country for treatment of people with mental health problems, according to oregonlive.com (The Oregonian). However, Oregon is also ranked in the top half of the country for access to mental health care. Where is more »

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