Our mission continues!

April 1, 2020

NAMIWalks Northwest is going virtual in May! We may not be able to gather in person during Mental Health Awareness Month as planned, but we will gather in spirit and solidarity. And not just in the Northwest, but collectively across the nation. On Saturday, May 30, we are joining several other Walk sites from coast-to-coast more »

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NAMI Oregon Helpline Active During Crisis

March 17, 2020

NAMI Oregon is committed to providing live responses to phone and email Helpline queries during our state’s crisis response to the coronavirus. We will be answering calls and emails on weekdays between 9 am and 5 pm. Please feel free to call us at 503-230-8009, or toll free at 800-343-6264. You can email us at: more »

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2020 NAMICon Scholarship Opportunity

March 10, 2020

We are thrilled to announce that through a generous grant from an anonymous donor, NAMI is providing full scholarships to at least 25 NAMI members nationwide wishing to participate in the 2020 NAMI National Convention (NAMICon – Atlanta, GA July 15-18) who would not be able to attend due to travel costs or financial hardship. more »

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Bill to help Oregon’s mentally ill defendants advancing

March 8, 2020

February 20, 2020 By Sam Stites, Oregon Capital Bureau Mail Tribune Oregon’s judges would have more options to help criminal defendants found unfit to stand trial should legislation approved 26-4 by the Senate earlier this week be passed in the Oregon House. Senate Bill 1575 makes fixes to legislation passed last year which aimed more »

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Patient, Therapist Experiences Show Gaps In Southern Oregon Mental Health System

Feb 12, 2020 By Erik Neumann JPR Medford is a regional hub for mental health services in Southern Oregon. But according to complaints from some patients and therapists, gaps in the mental health system are causing vulnerable people to slip through the cracks. Earlier this fall, Medford resident Freesia Rowden was trying to get more »

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