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Ending the Silence presentations online

May 11, 2020

NAMI Multnomah is offering FREE virtual presentations on youth mental health! Sunday, May 17th Parents, Caregivers, and Families of Youth: 1-2 PM Staff Working with Youth: 2:30-3:30 PM To register: email community@namimultnomah.org or call 503-228-5692 We are excited to offer two options for upcoming Ending the Silence presentations: Ending the Silence for Families and Ending more »

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How Coronavirus Threatens The Recovery Of Some Who Struggle With Mental Health

April 19, 2020

April 3, 2020 By Kristian Foden-Vencil OPB https://www.opb.org/news/article/coronavirus-covid-19-mental-health-addiction-recovery/ Kevin Fitts is socially distancing at his HUD apartment in Southeast Portland. From there, he’s running the Oregon Mental Health Consumers Association, helping people negotiate everything from COVID-19 to insurance. He brings a unique understanding of his job because he’s had schizophrenia for decades. “I hear voices daily. I hear more »

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Oregon’s Burdened Mental Health System Faces New Challenges From Coronavirus

March 19, 2020 By Ben Botkin, The Lund Report KGW8 https://www.kgw.com/article/life/oregons-burdened-mental-health-system-faces-new-challenges-from-coronavirus/283-f7d2c339-4960-4504-ad4b-27dc6e3cc998 PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon’s mental health system was overloaded before coronavirus hit the state. COVID-19 adds a new challenge for clinics already suffering from a lack of workers and inadequate public funding. Providers and support groups are now scrambling to help a vulnerable segment more »

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How to Protect Your Mental Health during the Coronavirus Outbreak

Mar 31, 2020 By Lynne S. Gots, Ph.D. NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/March-2020/How-to-Protect-Your-Mental-Health-during-the-Coronavirus-Outbreak The coronavirus outbreak, and the social-distancing measures now in place to prevent its spread, have turned all our lives upside down. But if you have a mental illness, the pervasive climate of anxiety, stress and isolation may be especially harmful to your well-being. Here are more »

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NAMI Calls On Congress To Respond To The Mental Health And Addiction Crisis Caused By The COVID-19 Pandemic

4/8/2020 NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2020/NAMI-Calls-on-Congress-to-Respond-to-the-Mental-Health-and-Addiction-Crisis-Caused-By-the-COVID-19-P Today, NAMI joined more than a dozen of the nation’s leading mental health organizations in calling for specific additions to the next stimulus package to address the profound mental health implications of the COVID-19 pandemic. Access to critical care must be sustained for the millions of Americans living with mental health and more »

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