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Welcome to NAMI Oregon
2015 NAMIWalks NORTHWEST
Thanks so much to everyone for making the 13th annual NAMIWalks Northwest, presented by Providence Health & Services, our biggest yet! More than 5,000 people showed up to raised funds and awareness and make a statement that mental health matters!We are still counting money, but stay tuned for updates! Help us reach our $225,000 goal! We are accepting walk donations online and via snail mail until July 15. Please send check donations to NAMIWalks Northwest, 4701 SE 24th Ave., Suite E, Portland, OR, 97202, and include a note indicating which team and affiliate you are supporting. You are helping us make a difference for people living with mental illness, as well as families and loved ones.
NAMI Advocacy Training
Interested in training to be an advocate for improved mental health services in Oregon? NAMI Oregon will conduct a NAMI Smarts for Advocacy training Saturday April 25, 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm at Providence Portland Medical Center, Room HCC3 (basement level), located at 4805 NE Glisan St., Portland, OR 97213.
NAMI Smarts for Advocacy is a hands-on advocacy training program that helps people living with mental illness, friends and family transform their passion and lived experience into skillful grassroots advocacy. Participants will be coached in crafting a succinct version of their personal story that can be used to advocate for improved policies. Each participant will leave the training prepared to discuss their experience with the mental healthcare system in a way that is compelling with legislators and other policymakers.
Space is limited. If you are interested in attending, please email (email@example.com) or call (503-230-8009) Peter Link to provide the following information:
Action Alert: Urge legislators to support our housing bill
Help us get more mental health housing built in Oregon! Our housing bill, House Bill 2825, would create a housing development incentive fund for new mental health housing around the state. The House Health Care Committee held a hearing for the bill on Friday, Feb. 20. Please contact the committee and urge members to support this important legislation, and contact your local legislators and ask for their support of HB 2825 as well. For more information about the bill, click here.
NIH Depression Research Study Enrolling Participants:
Several studies are identifying the physical traits of adult depression and investigating medications that rapidly reduce symptoms. For info and eligibility criteria go to www.nimh.nih.gov/JoinAStudy or call: 1-877-MIND-NIH (1-877-646-3644) TTY: 1-866-411-1010, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. For a flyer regarding NIH research studies, click here.
About NAMI Oregon
The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Oregon (NAMI Oregon) is a statewide grassroots organization with more than 1,700 members in 14 affiliates; it is one of 50 state organizations that comprise the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Our mission is to improve the quality of life of individuals living with mental illness and their families and loved ones through education, support, and advocacy. Our statewide toll-free Helpline (800-343-6264) is answered by trained volunteers and staff who provide information and referrals to mental health resources.
See a list of our current education courses and support groups around Oregon.
NAMI Oregon's affiliates, which rely on the support of dedicated volunteers, are vital to providing programs and services locally to let you know you are not alone. NAMI Oregon also works to ensure that everyone affected by mental illness is represented wherever decisions are made. NAMI Oregon testifies before the state legislature, serves on state planning and advisory committees, actively partners with strategic coalitions, and participates in task forces and other policy forums.
Read below for the latest news and events at NAMI Oregon.
NAMI in the News
Check out the video below for more information about NAMI Oregon and our advocacy efforts. Executive Director Chris Bouneff is interviewed by television news anchor Ken Ackerman.
NO HEALTH INSURANCE? NAMI Oregon can help!
Eligibility for the Oregon Health Plan is expanding. There is no longer a lottery or waiting list, and we can help you sign up. Financial assistance is also available for many Oregonians who want to purchase new private insurance plans. Call 503-230-8009 to schedule an appointment or click here for more information.
NAMI Oregon is rebuilding its Community Resources webpage. We have added many new resources statewide and will continue adding more in the weeks to come. Please take a look. If you know of a resource in your community that falls under one of the categories covered and should be included but is not, please email the suggested addition to email@example.com.
We are located at:
4701 SE 24th St., Suite E
Click here for a map. Our office is upstairs.
Related FilesNAMI Oregon Transformation Policy Guide (PDF File)
Monthly Giving Form (PDF File)
Checklist for Providers (PDF File)
Checklist for Family Members (PDF File)
Enrollment Assistance Flyer (PDF File)
2014 Smith Dinner Release
2014 Smith Dinner Release (PDF File)
MHFA Flyer (PDF File)
Smith Dinner Group Photo 2014
Walk 2014 Ribbon Cutting
2015 Starting Line
Walk 2015 Ribbon Cutting