Find Help. Find Hope. At NAMI.
Our communities are under a tremendous amount of stress and anxiety. Covid-19, economic uncertainty, wildfires, current events — it can seem like the world is spiraling. You, your child, or a loved one may be experiencing symptoms of depression or anxiety, or coping with emotional impacts that are causing some level of disruption to daily living.
Sometimes we can cope on our own. But sometimes, we benefit from recognizing what’s happening to ourselves or our loved ones and reaching out for help.
But where do we start? How do we know what kind of help to seek? Will we be judged if we seek help? Shouldn’t we be able to deal with this on our own?
These are common questions. First, we hope it’s reassuring to know you that what you’re experiencing is normal.
Second, you aren’t alone. NAMI is an education, support, and advocacy organization composed of individuals and families who know what it’s like. We live with this, too.
At NAMI, you’ll find:
- A Resource Helpline (503-230-8009; weekdays 9am-5pm) where we can help assist you to navigate what seems like a mysterious journey.
- Specialized support groups for:
- Anyone living with a mental health condition.
- Parents/caregivers raising school-age children.
- Family members and friends with an adult loved one in their life who lives with a mental health condition.
- Education classes that inform you about mental health conditions, wellness, advocacy in the health system, and other vital information that will help you and your family.
Everything at NAMI is peer based. When you take one of our programs, they are taught and facilitated by people who share your lived experience. When you call our Resource Helpline, it is answered by trained staff and volunteers who also have struggled with questions such as where to start.
If you or a loved one are struggling, we encourage you to reach out. We’re here.