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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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The City of Portland is seeking a person to serve as a Compliance Officer and Community Liaison, to assess the City’s implementation of a Settlement Agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ).

The Compliance Officer/Community Liaison will gather data and input from the public, in order to create reports about the city’s compliance with the agreement. This new position will not be attached to any one city office, will not be a City of Portland employee, and will be wholly independent of the police bureau. The person hired will be responsive to the entire City Council, the public and the Justice Department

The City of Portland and the City Council would like to hear from you in regard to the selection of the Compliance Officer/Community Liaison, or COCL.

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Suicide Prevention and Improved Communication

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.

Suicide Prevention Communication Checklist for Providers (PDF File)

Suicide Prevention Communication Checklist for Families (PDF File)

J. Pepin Art Gallery
319 NW 9th in the Pearl

J. Pepin Art Gallery features contemporary artists who are reframing the perception of mental illness.  Along with their work, each artist shares their creative journey and how having a mental illness plays a role.

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, the J. Pepin Art Gallery will donate 10% of its proceeds during October to NAMI Multnomah.  In addition, Jennifer Pepin has created a beautiful original piece, donated to NAMI Multnomah to be raffled off.  All proceeds from the raffle will help raise money for our programs.

Enter to win this beautiful painting by Jennifer Pepin

$25 per raffle/buy 4 tickets, get one free!
You may purchase raffle tickets online here!
Or by calling 503-501-2360

Breaking Wave painting


 The drawing will take place at the J. Pepin Art Gallery on
Thursday, October, 30th at 2pm

Need not be present to win

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2015 Peer Support Specialist Training

January 12-16 (Jan training is full) | April 13-17
July 13-17 | October 19-23

Register Early!

Class size limited to 20 | Only 4 trainings each year

To register, call 503.228.5692
or email info@namimultnomah.org

Upcoming Classes

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.

Basics Class

Fall Session
Tuesday/Thursday evenings, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm,
October 21, 23, 28, 30 and November 4,6
Location to be Announced


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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


Contact Us

NAMI Multnomah
524 NE 52nd Ave.
Portland, OR 97213
Fax: 503.235.8959
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Monday - Friday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm