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Thank you for our biggest walk yet!

April 30, 2018

Thanks to all who made the 16th annual NAMIWalks Northwest event, sponsored by Providence Health & Services, our biggest walk to date! Approximately 7,500 people turned out to make a statement that mental health matters, and 5,000 walked – whether you volunteered, sponsored our event, walked, led a team, or donated, we are so grateful! more »

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Big Jump in 2017 Education and Support Programs

February 2, 2018

Congratulations to all NAMI affiliate staff and volunteers on a job well done in 2017. NAMI affiliates in Oregon reported a 42 percent increase in NAMI signature program offerings last year as compared with 2016. In all, affiliates reported offering 951 signature programs events, such as support group meetings, education classes, and presentations such as more »

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Celebrate The Anniversary Of Mental Health Reform

January 5, 2018

12/13/2017 | NAMI Today is the one-year anniversary of when the 21st Century Cures Act was signed into law. It’s the perfect time to celebrate the power of NAMI’s collective advocacy. Real change happens for our cause when we work together at the local, state and national level. Here are just a few highlights of changes made since more »

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Officials grapple to balance rights, safety of mentally ill

January 3, 2018

December 22, 2017 | MOLLY HARBARGER – The Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Winter can be lethal to people without shelter. Last year in Portland, the combination of homelessness, freezing temperatures and mental illness took four lives. As temperatures drop and the wind chill sharpens, debates are reigniting over how best to balance the civil more »

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When helping the mentally ill, solutions start at home

December 1, 2017

November 15, 2017 | By Vickie Aldous Donald Richardson Jr. was trying to fall asleep when he saw a disembodied eyeball. “Picture a bloodshot eyeball with thousands of fingers swarming and picking at it,” he says. “I got up and went out and had a cigarette and tried not to panic. I knew it wasn’t more »

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