2019 Annual Conference

Saturday November 2
Salem Holiday Inn (formerly Salem Red Lion)
3301 Market St. NE
Salem, OR  97301


REGISTER for the 2019 Annual Conference

Staying overnight? Reserve your room by Oct 12 and mention that you’re coming to the NAMI conference, and yet a discounted room rate. Call the Holiday Inn at 503-370-7888 and a room with one king bed will be offered at $109, and a room with two queen beds will be offered at $119. Both rates come with breakfast for two.


All presentations and lunch will be held in the Conference Center

8 – 9 am Registration and Continental Breakfast – Crater Lake Room
                                      9 – 10:30 am                                               NAMI Oregon Annual Meeting – Crater Lake Room
10:45 am                                      Keynote Speaker: Steve Allen, Behavioral Health Director, Oregon Health Authority, “A Vision for Oregon’s Behavioral Healthcare System” – Crater Lake Room
Noon Lunch                       Join other NAMI members and friends for an informal networking lunch Crater Lake Room

1:15 pm First Breakout Sessions

Bringing a Clubhouse to your Community – Crater Lake Room

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.

Additional workshop to be determined – Diamond Lake Room

2:30 pm Second Breakout Sessions

Addressing Youth Mental Health: Engaging Youth on Their Own Terms – Crater Lake Room

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.

Someone’s Someone – Diamond Lake Room

Javonnie Shearn, mental health advocate, Vice Chair of the Oregon State Hospital Advisory Board and mother of and adult son with schizophrenia, shares her family’s journey. Through the telling of their story, Javonnie will share her experiences with the “system,” how involved advocacy changed her son’s circumstances, how their lives changed when he come home, and how she changed and grew as a person.

3:45 pm Final Session

Public Policy Update – Crater Lake Room

Chris Bouneff, Executive Director, NAMI Oregon