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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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We’re Here. Reach Out.

April 6, 2020

Need help? NAMI Oregon’s Helpline continues to operate during the Covid-19 crisis and remains available from 9 am to 5 pm each weekday. We also now have 20 weekly online support groups available for individuals and families living with mental illness. These are peer-led support groups for: Parents/caregivers raising school-age children with behavioral health concerns. 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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Central Oregonians urged to access mental health services during pandemic

September 10, 2020

August 27, 2020 KTVZ BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) — In the midst of a global pandemic, tensions are high and many people are experiencing increased anxiety, depression and isolation. The Mind Your Mind Central Oregon team is asking for community members to continue to talk about mental health, encourage self-care and connect residents with professional more »

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Redmond housing project will offer assisted living to people with mental illness

Aug 19, 2020 By Garrett Andrews, The Bulletin The Redmond Spokesman A project under construction off the Redmond Parkway could represent a new housing option for people with severe and persistent mental illness in Oregon. But the team behind Juniper Canyon Living must still obtain a state contract to provide specialized care and partner more »

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How Early Intervention Impacted My Life

Aug 26, 2020 By Katharine Hartleb NAMI I remember the first time I experienced the feeling of not being able to get out of bed. Not because I was too tired, but because I was too sad. It was during a time in my life when I was coping with a lot: My parents more »

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U.S. Senate Passes The Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Improvement Act

8/7/2020 NAMI On August 5th, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed the Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act, S. 785, bipartisan legislation focused on efforts to reduce veteran suicide and improve mental health outcomes through improved access to care, better diagnostic tools and increased oversight of VA programs.

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