Lobby day–make your voice heard!

Make your voice heard! NAMI Oregon will hold a mental health lobby day for  members at the State Capitol on Thursday, February 12. A policy briefing and continental breakfast will be held at 8:30 a.m. at the Montag Den in the Montag Center at Willamette University, across the street from the Capitol. Click here for a map of the campus. They will also be making appointments for NAMI members to meet with your with legislators. There is no charge for this event, but you must be a NAMI member. Click here to register online. For more information, please contact Michelle Madison at (503) 230-8009 or michelle@namior.org.

Announcing Support Connections!

Support Connections logoDo you need to talk to someone who’s been there?

Support Connections Peer Support Specialists can help people with mental health issues by and people supporting loved ones with mental health issues by:

  • Helping to navigate the mental health system including finding a provider, making appointments and being an advocate when necessary
  • Helping to identify barriers to wellness and recovery and focusing on strategies to overcome them
  • Finding other community resources and support programs
  • Assisting in development of goals
  • Listening and offering support
  • Modeling recovery to share hope
  • Working with their natural support system, like family and friends, when appropriate, to help achieve goals

Support Connections is offered in Clackamas and Multnomah Counties at no cost to anyone with mental health issues including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, ADHD and more. Peer Support Specialists can meet you where you’re at, both in your community and in your recovery. Services are offered in English and Spanish and LGBTQI-specific support is available. Peer Support Specialists are not clinicians, therapists or prescribers.

If you have questions or want to make an appointment call the NAMI Clackamas office at 503-344-5050 or email maeve@namicc.org

Support Connections is a partnership between Northwest Family Services and NAMI Clackamas and is funded by a generous grant by Health Share of Oregon.