NAMI Homefront is a free, 6-session educational program for families, caregivers and friends of military service members and vets with mental health conditions.
Based on the nationally recognized NAMI Family-to-Family program, NAMI Homefront is designed to address the unique needs of family, caregivers and friends of those who have served or are currently serving our country. The program is taught by trained family members of service members/veterans living with mental health conditions.
What You’ll Gain
Recovery is a journey and there is hope for all people affected by mental illness. This in-person group experience provides the opportunity for mutual support and shared positive impact. You will experience compassion and reinforcement from people who relate to your experiences. Through your participation, you have the opportunity to help others grow.
Sign Up For This Free Class
Wednesday evenings, April 19th – May 24th at the VA Portland Health Care System
Call the NAMI Multnomah HelpLine 503-228-5692
What is NAMI’s stance?
- NAMI supports policies that help people with mental health conditions and their families access quality care and coverage. The Affordable Care Act, or ACA, contains many provisions that protect and improve insurance coverage.
- The ACA also allows states to expand Medicaid eligibility, known as Medicaid expansion. In states that have expanded eligibility, thousands of people with mental health conditions, including some of those most severely affected by mental illness, now have coverage and access to life-saving mental health services and supports.
What is at risk?
Congress is debating repeal and replacement of the ACA and changes to the traditional Medicaid program, putting mental health coverage and patient protections at risk.
- NAMI supports retaining Medicaid expansion and safeguards that require health insurance plans to provide mental health and substance use benefits and at parity, or the same level as for other health conditions.
- NAMI opposes changing federal funding of Medicaid to a block-grant or “per-capita cap” structure, both of which would significantly decrease Medicaid funding to states over time and jeopardize Medicaid services and supports for children and adults severely affected by mental health conditions.
How can you help?
- Contact your U.S. Senators and U.S. Representatives.
- Send your members of Congress NAMI’s “What’s at Stake” fact sheet and ask for their support in preserving mental health coverage and insurance safeguards.
- In addition, ask for an in-district meeting or attend a Town Hall meeting. In-district and Town Hall meetings are an important and impactful way of making your appeal more personal.
– Use NAMI’s “What’s at Stake” fact sheet for talking points. If you like, add a brief story to illustrate one of the points. What is at Stake for MH Care
Note: If you are an Affiliate leader or Council member, please coordinate any Congressional meetings with your NAMI State Organization executive director.
- Write your Governor (if you’re in a Medicaid Expansion state—AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, HI, IL, IN, IA, KY, LA, MD, MA, MI, MN, MT, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, ND, OH, OR, PA, RI, VT, WA, WV)
- Personalize the Dear Governor letter supporting Medicaid Expansion and send with NAMI’s “What’s at Stake” fact sheet.
Due to flooding, NAMI Multnomah’s Administrative Offices are closed until further notice.
You may reach us through the HelpLine at 503-228-5692. Administrative staff are working remotely.
- Mondays 6:00 – 7:30PM
- June 13th – December 19th, 2016
- TaborSpace Dining Room – 5441 SE Belmont
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.
All classes offered by NAMI Multnomah are offered free of charge, but pre-registration is required. Please call our help line at 503-228-5692 to register. You can now also register online.
Family to Family – For family members and loved ones of adults living with mental illness
Mental Health Movie Night: Kubo and the Two Strings
Wednesday, November 16th 6pm at The Academy Theater
Presented in partnership with:
Portland Community College
Flying Pie Pizzeria
Combat mental health stigma while enjoying a family-friendly movie!
Concessions benefit NAMI Multnomah.
The Academy Theater
November 16th at 6pm
7818 SE Stark St. Portland, OR 97215
RSVP by calling 503-228-5692
Thanks to our Story tellers, Playback Actors and Sponsor’s for Last Night’s Performance!
We will be posting the film of the performance in a couple of weeks.
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
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