June Newsletter 2017

Our Mission

NAMI’s dedicated volunteers have made it the nation’s leading grassroots advocacy organization to improve the lives and support the families of persons with mental illnesses: schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, schizoaffective disorder, and anxiety disorders.
The Mission of NAMI-Central Oregon is to improve the quality of life for persons living with mental health issues, and their families through support, education and advocacy.

To Volunteer Visit:

Community Education Meetings Halt for the Summer 

For the months of June, July & August there will be no mental health awareness and education meetings. 

Meetings will resume in September with the topic being Civil Commitment & Assisted Outpatient Treatment. 

Location and Time TBD.

Community Outreach
Youth Suicide Prevention Outreach

Bend-LaPine Schools are promoting resources for families and students to address suicide risk and prevention. For more information:

Faith Based Outreach
Connect your faith community with mental health information and resources.

NAMI-Central Oregon Classes

NAMI-CO offers several support groups and classes to address individuals needs. 
In Our Own Voice
This is a recovery-education program to help end stigma.  People living with mental illness speak to community audiences about their experiences, treatment and recovery.
Peer to Peer
To help those living with mental illness live well
Family to Family 
To educate loved ones of those living with mental illness
To educate those with a child living with a mental illness
Support Groups
Family Support Group
Monthly meetings for family & friends

3rd Tuesday 5:30-7:00PM
St. Charles Medical Center, Cascades View Room
Contact Eileen

1st Thursday, Redmond Library. Community Room,  5:30 PM-7:00 PM
Contact Linda

Connections - Weekly recovery support group for people living with illness

Bend Connections 
Monday 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Bend Methodist Church

Contact Marcia 541-480-8269

Redmond Connections
2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 12:00 PM-1:30 PM
Best Care Redmond 340 NW 5th, 2nd Floor
Contact Laurie 541-693-4613

Suicide Bereavement Support
Contact Alison Sorenson
Herb Baker

Drug Addiction Family Support Group: Life Raft
1st and 3rd Thursday of the month, 6:00PM
Water Church 21300 Bear Creek Road, Bend OR, 97701

Madras- Prineville- LaPine meetings on hiatus. See website for updates and times


Meet Marshal!

Marshal will be joining the Bend Police Department's CRT Team one day a week as a therapy dog. 
With his therapy training he will be able to help people in crisis and brighten others days.


Join Central Oregon's Mental Health Walk to Raise Awareness and Fight Stigma

When: Saturday 09.23.17

Where: Drake Park, 777 NW Riverside, Bend, OR 97701

To Register Visit:

Contact Information
Linda Jackson-Shaw

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Our mailing address is:
P.O. Box 7462, Bend, OR  97708

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