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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Announcing NAMI Homefront
The NAMI Homefront Education Program is for loved ones of Military Service Members and Veterans who experience symptoms of a mental health condition.
See Homefront for more information.
Break the Silence
Break the Stigma
Join Portland Playback Theatre in collaboration with NAMI Multnomah & Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare for a unique evening of interactive community theatre to help break the stigma surrounding mental illness.
Tuesday – September 15, 2015
7:30pm – 9:30pm
Aritsts Reparatory Theatre, Alder Stage
1515 SW Morrison, Portland, Or
Tickets: $25, available at breakthesilence.brownpapertickets.com
Proceeds benefit NAMI Multnomah & Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare
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The Flowers of Van Gogh FLOWER SALE
Get Trained to Help
The public is rapidly becoming aware of the need for new attitudes and approaches to mental health in our country. We recognize those of us with mental health issues have been stigmatized by the general attitude toward mental health. In the past, we have separated our mental well being from our physical health. Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties have joined together to create a one-stop gateway where community members can register for free mental health trainings. By visiting this website today and investing some of your time in a training, you are joining the movement to close the gap between physical and mental health.
NAMI Offers Unique App for Mental Health Support—Just in Time for Mental Health Month
ARLINGTON, Va., April 24, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has unveiled NAMI AIR, a unique iPhone and Android app to provide support and access to information both for persons living with mental health conditions and for family members, friends and other caregivers.
The app represents the latest step in using mobile technology to expand the reach of mental health support and comes just in time for Mental Health Month, beginning May 1.
AIR stands for “Anonymous. Inspiring. Relatable.”
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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.
Family to Family – For family members and loved ones of adults living with mental illness
Sept. 2 – Nov. 18
Peer to Peer Recovery Education Class – an experiential learning program for adults living with serious mental illness
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