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 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 email@example.com.
Evening with the Experts
Thank you for
Breaking the Stigma of mental illness.
Despite the rain over 4,000 people came to walk and show their support for NAMI. Thank you! Your donations maintain the classes, support groups, helpline and resource navigation to community members looking for help for their families or loved ones.
If you weren’t able to walk but still want to support NAMI, walk donations will be accepted for another 60 days.
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