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June 24, 2017

June 23, 2017 — Federal legislation threatens Medicaid expansion in Oregon, NAMI Oregon gets a mention in The Oregonian, joining NAMI as a member amplifies your voice and helps bring about changes, win an Kindle by donating to the NAMI Northwest Walk, and other news and knowledge are featured in this edition of NAMI Oregon’s more »

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Legislative Policy Success

May 24, 2017

By Chris Bouneff, executive director | May 19, 2017 This week marked a major success for NAMI and two of our members when the Senate Human Services Committee unanimously approved House Bills 3090 and 3091. You may recall past updates: HB 3090 requires hospitals to develop policies and procedures around the assessment and discharge of more »

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Your Story: A Powerful Advocacy Tool

May 17, 2017

Legislators who make important decisions receive much of their information about mental illness the same way the general public does: through the media. While members of Congress also have staffers to study the issues, they rely on constituents for information. That means you. The best way to inform the legislators and give them an accurate picture more »

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Budget Decisions Loom: April Legislative Update

April 27, 2017

By Chris Bouneff, executive director | April 24, 2017 We’re about halfway through the 2017 legislative session. And after the first major deadline for legislation came and went last week, we now have a good idea of what bills are still moving forward and what was cast aside this session. What follows is a rundown more »

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Family Survival Guide

April 25, 2017

By Chris Aiken, M.D. | Feb. 06, 2017 “You seem like you’re walking on eggshells,” our family therapist told me with a wise nod. The image of cracked eggs under my bare feet was strangely comforting compared to what our family was really going through. We were living with mental illness, specifically bipolar disorder. Psychiatrists more »

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