NAMI CO Community Education Series
Understanding Your OHP and Community Health Resources

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Central Oregon Collective 
62070 SE 27th Street
Bend, OR

Have you read the fine print? Do you know what health resources are available to you and how to access them?

Representatives from Pacific Source and St. Charles Hospital will describe the little-known benefits and resources available through Pacific Source, the Oregon Health Plan (OHP), and around our local community. From food pantries and free clothing to Deschutes County Behavioral Health, Lutheran Community Services, St. Charles Outpatient Behavioral Health and Thrive, you’ll learn how to navigate your health care plan and make the most out of our community health resources.

Our Education Series meetings are free and open to all. Please join us in support of good mental health in our community. The meeting is preceded by our Bend Family Support Group, 5:15-6:45 PM.

How Do You Know Your Therapist is Effective?

NAMI identifies key characteristics that support successful treatment and therapist-patient relationships. Click the image for the whole article. 

Learn about the upcoming Friends and Family Class held in La Pine this April.
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Save the Date!  
May 4, 2018 
5:00 PM-8:30 PM

2nd Annual Bending Perspectives: Bridging Communities Through Art. A free art exhibition and sale from local artists with lived experience of mental illness, that highlight the role of creative expression in mental health recovery. Advocates will be on site to share information and community resources.
Thank you to all the NAMI CO Volunteers and NAMI Communities across the country for all the good work you do making a difference in other peoples lives. We thank you! 

Discover new communication techniques to help families communicate and work together to solve problems, using Collaborative Problem Solving.  

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Family to Family Teachers Needed

If you have benefited from taking the Family to Family class, please consider taking the 3 day training to teach to others.

August 3-5
Family-to-Family Teacher Training
Oregon City – Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center

Other NAMI programs: 2018 training schedule posted – NAMI Oregon’s 2018 schedule of trainings of volunteers to lead education and support programs is now posted on the Trainings page of  website,,  with schedules and applications available for download. Trainings are limited to between 12 and 16 participants (depending on the training venue), so have your interested volunteers apply as soon as possible

April 7-8
In Our Own Voice Presenter Training          
Tualatin – Comfort Inn & Suites

June 2-3
Basics Teacher Training
Oregon City – Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center

June 23-24
Family Support Group Facilitator Training
Oregon City – Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center

Save the date for 2018 NAMIWalks Northwest!

Join us for the 16th annual NAMIWalks Northwest event, sponsored by Providence Health & Services!
Whether you join us in person or online as a virtual walker, you are helping make a statement that mental health and access to care are important! Sign up for this free event today.
Raising funds and awareness will help us keep NAMI programs available to all who need them, at no cost to participants. You do not need to physically do the walk to participate in this event - all are welcome.
Interested in sponsoring the walk or volunteering? Contact Michelle Madison at or 503-230-8009. Thank you for making a statement that mental health matters.

Don't Forget!
State NAMI Walk is May 18th, 2018!
Details to come. 

BestCare’s Brooks Crisis Respite & Recovery Center
Redmond, Oregon

The center provides services for psychiatric Crisis-respite, to promote crisis stabilizations. This includes strength based and trauma informed interventions.

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Support Groups

Bend Support Meetings will be held every third Tuesday of the month, 5:15-6:45PM at the Central Oregon Collective from January 2018-May 2018
Contact Bud Manley 

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

Prineville Family Support 
Contact Dawn Mountz    

Suicide Bereavement Support
Contact Alison Sorenson
Herb Baker

Wise Warriors Suicide Prevention
Margaret Kuehn 


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

LaPine Family Support Group to resume
1st Wed of the Month
Starting February 7th, 2018
 LaPine Library, 4:30-6PM 
Contact KarenLynn
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