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.
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Due to facilitator illness, we will temporarily be offering one weekly NAMI Connection Support Group beginning May 1st, 2016.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Break the Stigma of mental illness, walk among your peers and families.
Come Walk with NAMI Multnomah!
Sunday, May 15, 2016
5K walk along the Vera Eastbank Esplanade
Register by going to www.namiwalks.org/northwest
Choose NAMI Multnomah as your affiliate.
There are numerous ways to get involved: walk on the 15th, donate for the walk, volunteer on the day of the walk, become a Team Captain or virtually walk. See the FAQ_2016 sheet for more information.
If you need further information contact Patty at 503-501-2360
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.
Family to Family – For family members and loved ones of adults living with mental illness
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