Due to Flooding NAMI Administrative Offices are closed until further notice.

You may reach us through the HelpLine at 503-228-5692. Administrative staff are working remotely.        

Please note that the Family Support Group has been temporarily re-located:
  • Mondays 6:00 – 7:30PM 
  • June 13th – September 26, 2016
  • TaborSpace Dining Room – 5441 SE Belmont


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Our mission is to improve the quality of life for people with mental illness and their families through support, education, and advocacy. We are one of more than 1,100 local affiliates of the National Alliance on Mental Illness — focused directly on helping people in Multnomah County, Oregon.

Looking for support groups or classes?
Click on Calendar to see everything in one place.

Due to facilitator illness, we will temporarily be offering two weekly NAMI Connection Support Groups beginning May 1st, 2016.

Saturdays | 8:30am – 10:00am | Men’s Resource Center, 2318 NE MLK Blvd., Portland OR 97212

Saturdays | 3:30pm – 5:00pm | Providence Building B, 5228 NE Hoyt, Portland OR 97213

If you are interested in becoming a Support Group Facilitator, please contact info@namimultnomah.org.

 Community Hotline Features ‘Break the Silence’

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Aug. 24, 2016, Community Hotline
Community Hotline, MetroEast’s weekly Channel 21 showcase for nonprofit organizations, recently highlighted “Break the Silence / Break the Stigma,” NAMI Multnomah’s upcoming second annual collaboration with Portland’s Playback Theater. Host Monica Weitzel interviews NAMI Multnomah Associate Director Patty Lyons and Dr. Neil Falk, Associate Medical Director of Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare, about the Sept. 21 production. On the program, Patty explains how the innovative theater project combines real-life stories of recovery and crisis with on-the-spot improvisation. The result is an uplifting evening that breaks the silence and stigma around mental

For More Information

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Join NAMI Multnomah, Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare, Playback Theater Portland for a the 2nd annual evening of interactive community theater. This improvisational night will help break stigma surrounding mental health.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Curious Comedy Theater 5225 NE MLK Blvd
Tickets $15 presale/$20 at the door

Tickets available at breakthestigma2016.com


Congratulations to Yi Apperson whose name was drawn for the “Tranquility” artwork painted by Jennifer Pepin.

Thank you to all who participated by purchasing raffles or attending the Starry Night Reception. We especially give thanks to Jennifer Pepin for the painting and wonderful gallery to host NAMI Multnomah supporters.

Upcoming Classes

All classes offered by NAMI Multnomah are offered free of charge, but preregistration is required. Please call our help line at 503-228-5692 with questions, to register or you can now register online.

Peer to Peer Recovery Education  Class – an experiential learning program for adults living with serious mental illness

Summer 2016

Saturday mornings in NE Portland for 10 weeks| 10:00am – 12:00pm
June 18 – August 20

Family to Family – For family members and loved ones of adults living with mental illness

Fall 2016

Saturday mornings in NE Portland for 12 weeks| 9:30am – 12:00pm
September 3 – November 19
Wednesday evenings in NW Portland for 12 weeks| 6:00pm – 8:30pm
September 7 – November 23
Wednesday evenings at the VA Portland Healthcare System for 12 weeks| 6:30pm – 9:00pm
September 7 – November 23
NAMI Basics for parents and caregivers of Children & Adolescents is offered 3 times per year.  Click here for more information.
Fall dates to be announced.


Spring 2017
Tuesday evenings at the VA for 6 weeks | 6:30pm-9:00pm
April 26 – May 31
Registration is closed. April and July classes are full.
Registration for October is closed. Keep tuned for the next class offering.

What are the levels/roles within the NAMI organization?

There are three levels within the organization.

NAMI National creates the class guidelines and content. They do the research and create evidence-based materials. National advocates for federal legislation that will help the mental health community. Their offices are in Arlington, VA.

NAMI Oregon provides training for the volunteer trainers for all the classes and support groups. They are the host organization for the NAMI Walk held on the third Sunday in May, each year.  They also work on state legislation to support the mental health community. Their offices are in SE Portland, Oregon.

NAMI Multnomah offers support groups, educational programs and the helpline. NAMI Multnomah also has a Resource Navigator to help find resources in the community. There are several county affiliates in our area: NAMI Clackamas, NAMI Washington County and NAMI SW Washington. At each level, the organization has their own boards, budgets and are their own 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization.

I Have A Mental Health

Let’s normalize the notion that we all have a mental health!

Taking care of our mental health and addressing issues at the earliest signs or symptoms ought to be no more challenging than addressing a physical health concern.

People with Mental Illness Enrich Our Lives

Abraham Lincoln ~ Catherine Zeta Jones ~ John Nash ~ Ernest Hemingway

Lionel Aldridge ~ Carrie Fisher ~ Ludwig van Beethoven ~ Patty Duke

Harrison Ford ~ Kurt Cobain ~ Vincent Van Gogh ~ Winston Churchill ~

Michelangelo ~ Charles Dickens ~ Brandon Marshall ~ Macy Gray ~ Patrick J. Kennedy

Contact Us

NAMI Multnomah
524 NE 52nd Ave.
Portland, OR 97213
Fax: 503.235.8959
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Monday - Friday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm