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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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How To Create A Workplace That Supports Mental Health

December 11, 2018

Mental health can have a serious impact on a business. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 80% of adults with depression reported at least some difficulty with work, home, or social activities because of their depression symptoms. Unfortunately, disorders like anxiety and depression often go undetected for months or years. Unlike physical more »

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How To Be Supportive Of Your Partner With Mental Illness

Being in a relationship with someone you love can be beautiful. It can also be difficult, as you face the hurdles of everyday life. But if your partner struggles with mental illness, those issues can become much more intense for both of you. Understanding the needs of someone with mental illness is challenging. And you more »

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NAMI Excited With New Opportunities To Improve Medicaid Mental Health Care

Secretary Alex Azar, U.S. Health & Human Services, announced that the Administration will allow states to apply for Medicaid waivers to pay for mental health treatment in inpatient settings known as IMDs, or institutions of mental disease.  Historically, Medicaid has not paid for treatment in these settings for most adults. While this policy was intended to 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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