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Training The Community To Recognize And Respond To Crises

January 17, 2019

By John Giampaolo | Dec. 20, 2018 As a child, I watched my brother struggle for years. Mental health simply wasn’t a topic discussed much in the 1970s and 1980s, and my parents had few resources to turn to for help. I was 21 years old when my brother took his life; I understand firsthand what families go more »

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Providence Patient and Family Advisory Council

January 11, 2019

Share your experience and help impact healthcare at Providence Health & Services Have you or a family member or loved one received mental health or substance use disorder treatment services at Providence Health & Services in the Portland metro area? NAMI Oregon is recruiting members to form a new Patient and Family Advisory Council to more »

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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 Be Supportive Of Your Partner With Mental Illness

December 11, 2018

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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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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