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State audit: Oregon failing young people struggling with mental health

October 8, 2020

Sept 9, 2020 By Lauren Dake OPB https://www.opb.org/article/2020/09/09/state-audit-oregon-failing-young-people-struggling-with-mental-health/ The number of people ages 12 to 17 who have been diagnosed with a mental illness in Oregon outpaces the national average, yet Oregon ranks as one of the worst states in its ability to address mental health needs. Driving the poor outcomes is a dizzying array more »

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Join NAMI this Mental Illness Awareness Week to Raise the Voices of Lived Experience

Oct 5, 2020 NAMI https://www.nami.org/Press-Media/Press-Releases/2020/Join-NAMI-this-Mental-Illness-Awareness-Week-to-Raise-the-Voices-of-Lived-Experience Arlington, VA – This year we’ve seen the numbers of Americans impacted by mental health conditions on the rise as a result of the pandemic and more people than ever need help. In honor of Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) on Oct. 4-10, 2020, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and participants across more »

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5 Things I Wish My Loved Ones Knew About Dissociation

Oct 6, 2020 By Allie Cotterman NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/October-2020/5-Things-I-Wish-My-Loved-Ones-Knew-About-Dissociation Have you ever been driving and suddenly realized you didn’t remember the last ten minutes of your drive? Have you ever been in a conversation and recognize you haven’t heard a word the other person just said? Ever daydreamed through a lecture at school? Almost everyone has more »

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Find Help. Find Hope. At NAMI.

October 2, 2020

Our communities are under a tremendous amount of stress and anxiety. Covid-19, economic uncertainty, wildfires, current events — it can seem like the world is spiraling. You, your child, or a loved one may be experiencing symptoms of depression or anxiety, or coping with emotional impacts that are causing some level of disruption to daily more »

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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, https://wildfire.oregon.gov/, 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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