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NAMI Proposes Reform Legislation

March 19, 2019

NAMI Oregon is proposing Senate Bill 137 with amendments as the organization’s answer to some of the navigation difficulties we encounter when seeking treatment and support services. The bill is set for hearing on Monday, March 25, at 1:00 pm before the Senate Health Care Committee. We are asking NAMI members and supporters to contact more »

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Oregon Health Authority appoints new behavioral health director

March 14, 2019

SALEM — Steve Allen is the new state behavioral health director at Oregon Health Authority, the agency announced Monday. He will begin work April 29. Steve Allen, a skilled clinician, national expert on behavioral health policy and state government reform and experienced behavioral health administrator, will fill the role created in July 2018, when OHA more »

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Oregon’s next health plan to tackle social factors

SALEM, Ore. – Oregon’s next State Health Improvement Plan will take on social factors that can affect people’s health, including exposure to racism, childhood trauma, living-wage jobs, food security and access to health care, the Oregon Health Authority said Friday. The PartnerSHIP, a steering committee responsible for developing the 2020-2024 SHIP, determined the priorities during a meeting on more »

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Advancing Discovery For New, Better Treatments

NAMI is proud to share our new white paper: “Working Together to Advance Discovery and Reignite Hope: Advocacy, Academia, Industry and Government Push for New Mental Health Treatment Options.” This paper describes the important work NAMI and our partners have done to push forward in the difficult and complex field of brain science and developing treatment more »

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Maintaining Healthy Friendships With Mental Illness

Quality friendships have the potential to give us feelings of compassion, belonging and happiness. They can help improve our sense of self-worth and help us cope. When you have a mental illness, you may think that your friendships are bound to be more complicated. You may even deem healthy relationships impossible. But it’s very important to dispel more »

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