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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Join your NAMI friends for casual local hikes!
Crystal Springs Rhododendron Gardens | Saturday, April 25, 2015
from 2:00pm – 5:00pm
We will enjoy a 2 mile ADA accessible hike in peak Rhododendron season with benches at regular intervals. On site parking and Tri-Met bus service are available.
Contact Paul Underwood for meeting location and to RSVP at 503.577.9386 or P_Underwood@MSN.com
Join NAMI Multnomah for an Evening with an Expert
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Good communication between care providers and family members of patients seeking treatment for mental illness is imperative in order to improve the quality of care and reduces the risk of suicide for these patients. While confidentiality is a fundamental component of a therapeutic/medical relationship, misunderstandings by clinicians about the limitations created by HIPAA, FERPA, and state laws for preserving confidentiality have caused unnecessary concern regarding disclosure of relevant clinical information.
To address the misunderstandings and lack of clear communication, the Oregon Council on Child and Adolescent Psychiatry published a checklist for mental health providers in 2012. The authors, Dr. Stewart Newman and Jerry Gabay (NAMI Oregon Board Member), have created a companion checklist to help families seek information from providers.
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.
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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.
Now taking applications for Spring Classes
Family to Family Classes
April 2 – June 18
April 4 – June 6
NAMI Basics for parents and caregivers of Children & Adolescents is offered 3 times per year. Click here for more information.
10:00am – 12:30pm April 27, 30 May 4, 11, 14, and 18
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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