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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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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January 12-16 (Jan training is full) | April 13-17
July 13-17 | October 19-23
Class size limited to 20 | Only 4 trainings each year
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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.
NAMI Basics for Parent of Children & Adolescents is offered 3 times per year. We are starting a wait list for 2015 classes. Click here for more information.
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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