2019 Annual Conference

Saturday November 2


View Presentation                                            NAMI Oregon Annual Meeting
View Presentation                                               Keynote Speaker: Steve Allen, Behavioral Health Director, Oregon Health Authority, “A Vision for Oregon’s Behavioral Healthcare System”

First Breakout Sessions

Bringing a Clubhouse to your Community – View Presentation 1  – View Presentation 2

Coleen Roberts, board member at NAMI Douglas County, shares how this all-volunteer NAMI affiliate opened Chadwick Clubhouse in Roseburg. Following the Clubhouse International model, Chadwick Clubhouse seeks to restore dignity and purpose to a member’s life. The further result is that a member is eventually able to reenter society, contributing in a meaningful and productive way.

How to Successfully Challenge an Insurance Company’s Denial of Mental Health BenefitsView Presentation 

Patients who find themselves left in the lurch by insurance companies often do not know how to challenge the company’s denial of benefits. This session, led by attorney Megan Glor, will provide a practical framework for successfully challenging an insurance company’s denial of insurance benefits.

Second Breakout Sessions

Addressing Youth Mental Health: Engaging Youth on Their Own Terms 

Attend a teen-led panel discussion with Lines For Life YouthLine volunteers and #Work2BeWell Student Advisory Council members. This panel will cover their views on mental health including crisis intervention, social media, resources and support, as well as building awareness. There will be an opportunity for a question and answer session with the audience. Facilitated by Parker Sczepanik, Outreach Strategist for YouthLine and Emily Schreiber from #Work2BeWell.

Final Session

Public Policy Update – View Presentation 

Chris Bouneff, Executive Director, NAMI Oregon