- Children’s mental health advisory committee CMHSAC (Children’s Mental Health System Advisory Council) — family representation on this committe is vital, as they advise the County on how to craft the Children’s Mental Health system. The Council meets the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 5:30-7:30pm at the Multnomah Building (501 SE Hawthorne, Rooom 315). For more information, contact Julie Magers, Family Engagement Specialist at 503-780-7077 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- County Mental Health Division is looking for family and consumer representatives to attend the monthly Quality Management meeting, held on the 2nd Thursday of the month from 3:00 to 5:00pm.
- NAMI Multnomah is looking for adults to represent a family and/or a peer perspective on the County’s AMHSA (Adult Mental Health Substance Abuse) Advisory Council. The Council meets first Wednesday of every month from 10:00 a.m. to Noon at 421 SW Oak (Main Floor). This Council advises the County regarding mental health and addictions treatment. Contact Irene Lee at (503) 988-4055 for more information.
- Ad hoc committees in the county are convened on occasion for various functions. NAMI members are needed to provide crucial input.
- NAMI Multnomah advocates for stronger support for the Independent Police Review in this letter to the commissioners and mayor of Portland. NAMI asks for procedures to properly investigate complaints by citizens regarding incidents with police officers and loved ones who are in a mental health crises.
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