Peer-to-Peer coming to rural communities

October 23, 2020

NAMI Oregon will be offering two 8-week Peer-to-Peer courses via Zoom starting in January targeted to residents who live outside of the state’s major urban areas–Portland, Eugene, & Salem. The intent is to bring this course to communities where it has generally not been available in recent years. Other Peer-to-Peer courses will be available to more »

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Free Drive-thru COVID-19 Testing Event

Free drive-thru COVID-19 testing event Wednesday October 28, 4:30 – 7 pm, at the Polk County Fairgrounds (Building C, 520 S Pacific Hwy., Rickreall, OR 97371). Pre-registration is REQUIRED. To register, contact Enedina Lopez, Interface Network, at 503-910-4908 or or visit: For more information, see a flyer in English or Spanish.

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NAMI Endorses Measure 108

October 22, 2020

NAMI Oregon announces that it endorses Measure 108, which would increases taxes on tobacco and introduce a tax on vape products. Proceeds will fund continued Medicaid expansion in Oregon, which is among NAMI’s top policy priorities. We urge members and allies to vote yes on Measure 108. We’ve been asked by a number of people more »

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Black Mental Health Care Providers Are Greatly Underrepresented in Oregon

October 8, 2020

September 23, 2020 By Latisha Jensen Willamette Week Oregonians have plenty of fuel for anxiety these days. The air outside can be too smoky to breathe, and the air indoors might contain droplets from coronavirus-carrying sneezes. For Black residents, the worry may be worse: Imagine the national conversation were focused on how to respond more »

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State audit: Oregon failing young people struggling with mental health

Sept 9, 2020 By Lauren Dake OPB The number of people ages 12 to 17 who have been diagnosed with a mental illness in Oregon outpaces the national average, yet Oregon ranks as one of the worst states in its ability to address mental health needs. Driving the poor outcomes is a dizzying array more »

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