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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 35-plus 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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COVID-19 strikes hard for those experiencing mental health issues

July 16, 2020

Posted Jun 14, 2020/Updated Jun 15, 2020 By Suzanne Roig The Bulletin https://www.bendbulletin.com/business/covid-19-strikes-hard-for-those-experiencing-mental-health-issues/article_6e7a3004-aaab-11ea-9bc4-0b3c8588c4c6.html Scuffling out from the scrub brush at Juniper Ridge in Bend, pushing a green-hand-me-down medical scooter on one foot with no toes, Todd Yoder heads to the Mosaic Medical mobile van. His leg that rests on the scooter is bandaged. The homeless more »

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An Oregon town has replaced some cops with medics and mental health workers for nearly 30 years

July 6, 2020 By Scottie Andrew, CNN KOMU http://www1.komu.com/news/an-oregon-town-has-replaced-some-cops-with-medics-and-mental-health-workers-for-nearly-30-years (CNN) — Around 30 years ago, a town in Oregon retrofitted an old van, staffed it with young medics and mental health counselors and sent them out to respond to the kinds of 911 calls that wouldn’t necessarily require police intervention. In the town of 172,000, more »

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Discrimination and Racism in the History of Mental Health Care

July 6, 2020 By Kylie M. Smith, Ph.D. NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/July-2020/Discrimination-and-Racism-in-the-History-of-Mental-Health-Care People with mental illness have always been discriminated against. They have been denied full participation in society and labeled as dangerous and criminal. Many have been locked in institutions that acted more like prisons designed to punish than hospitals designed to treat. In the 1960s, more »

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This Minority Mental Health Month, NAMI is Raising Awareness About Mental Health in Underrepresented Communities

July 1, 2020 NAMI https://www.nami.org/Press-Media/Press-Releases/2020/This-Minority-Mental-Health-Month-NAMI-is-Raising-Awareness-About-Mental-Health-in-Underrepresent Arlington, VA — NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, has the goal of raising awareness about mental health care in underrepresented communities. Our culture, beliefs, sexual identity, values, race and language all affect how we perceive and experience mental health conditions. In fact, cultural differences can influence what treatments, coping mechanisms and more »

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