– Advocacy –
National Survey by Tufts University: Trying to gain accurate information about caregivers for people with mental health issues. To participate, please visit the following link: http://www.bewellatwork.org/NCS/
Sisters Fire Hall February 4th at 6:00PM: Discussion on resolving issues for Sisters' Cold Weather Shelter.
Mental Health Lobby Day: In Salem on Monday, February 25th. NAMI Oregon holds a morning meeting/briefing on talking with legislators about our priorities at the Willamette Heritage Center the day of, including a continental breakfast. To particpate, you need to register; it's free for current NAMI members. Please contact Michelle Madison (email@example.com) for more information.
Changing ABLE Rules: As you may know, there's a movement amongst some members of Congress to change the age of disability diagnosis to allow people who were diagnosed by age 46 (as opposed to age 26) to be eligible to open ABLE savings accounts. To help with this effort and to share your story, please contact Michelle Madison at NAMI Oregon at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the 2014 ABLE Act, click here.
– Networking –
Bend High School Mental Health Fair: NAMI-CO was invited to attend and privide resources with Eileen White, Dylan Zueger, and Kathryn Woods at Bend High School's Mental Health Week Fair, organized by student Madeleine Seiffert. Madeleine and her crew organized a different resource table every day and stress reducing activities, including crafts and virtual reality video games. They also produced a brochure and a raffle encouraging students to participate in reaching out to each other.
Oregon Suicide Prevention Conference March 13th - 15th: Held in Sunriver. Contact Asa Wright, Lines for Life Prevention Projects Coordinator, at (971) 247-9072 or email@example.com for more information.
Samara Education and Resource Fair March 16th: Samara has teamed up with TRACEs on this conference. Keynote speaker presenting about ACEs and a closing speaker talking about resiliency. The breakout sessions will include ACEs, Collaborative Problem Solving, Executive Functioning, and Self-Regulation Skills. The Conference is held at 9:00AM-1:00PM, and the vendor fair is held at 12:30PM-4:00PM/
Bending Perspectives: an Art Event: Organized by Liz Aliberti, art therapist at Telecare Corp. This will be the 3rd year for this art event to highlight how art helps in recovery for mental health issues and to increase understanding and fight the stigma surrounding mental illness. Artists submit their artwork along with an artist's statement about the role that creativity plays in their life/recovery.
To be held first Friday art walk on May 3rd, 2019, during Mental Health Awareness month.
- A downtown venue! Need good foot traffic and space.
- If you are an artist, create the advertising poster for the event.
- Volunteers to help with planning and putting on.
To volunteer, please contact Liz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Save the Date! May 29-31: Lines for Life, the Oregon Pain Guidance, the Oregon Health Authority, and others will convene stakeholders to confront the challenge of opioid and other drug abuse, and pain and addiction treatment in Oregon. Save the date for this upcoming conference that will be held at the Riverhouse in Bend, Oregon on May 29th - 31st, 2019.
NAMI National Convention – June 19th - 22nd in Seattle, WA.
– Trainings –
For more information about upcoming trainings, contact NAMI Oregon's Pete Link at email@example.com, or visit NAMI Oregon's Training Webpage by clicking here.
Family-to-Family Teacher Training - Applications due by Friday, February 15th
Date: March 1st - 3rd
Location: Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center at 1500 Division Street, Oregon City, OR, 97045
In Our Own Voice Training - Applications due by Friday, March 22nd
Date: April 7th
Location: Comfort Suites Hotel at 15929 SE McKinley Avenue, Clackamas, OR 97015
Family Support Group Training
The opportunity to have the training here in Bend. If interested, please contact Eileen White at firstname.lastname@example.org.
QPR (Question, Persuade, and Refer) Training
Date: January 7th at 3:00PM
Location: Westside Church in Bend.
Contact Ronni Wilde at (818) 419-7089 for information about this training or about future ones.
Oregon Health Authority’s Civil Commitment Coordinator is offering to come to Bend to do a half day training in April to review Civil Commitment Laws and specific information as it relates to our Central Oregon community. This is something new OHA hopes to do across the regions. The class will be capped at 30. Contact Eileen White at email@example.com if interested.
– More Info –
NAMI National Website – Navigating a Mental Health Crisis
NAMI National has a helpful new tool, a guide to navigating a mental health crisis. Please take the time to visit www.nami.org to explore the resources they have available for access. Some topics to explore could include their information on medications and their NAMI Blogs. You're welcome to either click on the links, or use the search bar tool on the top of their webpage to explore different topics on the website yourself.
Oregon Homeownership Stabilization Initiative available to assist those on a fixed income; will pay up to $50,000 to reduce unpaid principal balance so loan may be re-amortized for sustainable lower monthly payments. Visit their website for more information by clicking here.
Cellphones for Low-Income Neighbors: Assurance Wireless with Virgin Mobile; Lifeline Assistance program. Visit www.assurancewireless.com for qualifications and information.
Child Abuse Hotline statewide: (541) 693-2854
OHP/ACA Flexible Services Request Form: For services that do not have a medical code but would provide improved health benefits. A Primary Care Provider (PCP) requests the service, fills out and submits the form. Fill out a separate form for each item or service. You can get this document in another language, large print, or another way that’s best for you. Call (800) 431-4135, TTY (800) 735-2900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Friendship Line/Warm/Hotline: Call (800) 971-0016. For 60 yrs+ or living with a disability, call IOA Connect at (415) 750-4111 or fill out an intake form online at www.ioaging.org/friendshipline.
Lutheran Community Services NW at 1103 NE Elm St. in Prineville:
Announces GRAND OPENING OF THE DROP IN! For youth and adults ages 14-24. The Drop In is open and available Wednesdays & Thursdays at 9:00AM-12:00PM, same days at 3:00PM-6PM for ages 14-18.
24/7 crisis line, housing assistance, employment assistance, ACT team, community support programming, case management, substance abuse counseling, and outpatient behavioral health.
Call (541) 323-5330 for services.
Veterans Services: (541) 385-3214
Veterans Crisis Line: 1(800) 273-8255, text 838255, or visit www.veteranscrisisline.net.
Central Oregon Veterans Outreach: (541) 383-2793 or www.covo-us.org.
Central Oregon Veterans Center: (541) 749-2112.
Reintegration Team Helpline 24/7: 1(888) 688-2264.
Oregon Military Assistance Helpline: 1(800) 511-6944.
Military Helpline: 1(888) 457-4838 or text mil1 to 839863.
Central Oregon Veterans Ranch: www.centraloregonveteransranch.org.
Make the Connection: www.maketheconnection.net.
Vet Center: 1(877) 927-8387 or www.vetcenter.va.gov.
Help for Homeless Veterans: 1(877) 424-3838 or www.va.gov/homeless.
Phone apps for help:
Moving Forward: problem solving skills for stress. Available on Apple.
My3: safety plan and support during crisis. Available on Apple and Android.
Virtual Hope Box: coping, relaxation & positive thinking. Available on Apple and Android.
Tactical Breather: control physical & emotional stress. Available on Apple and Android.
PTSD Coach: monitor and manage PTSD related symptoms. Available on Apple and Android.
CBT-i Coach: enhance sleep quality and duration. Available on Apple and Android.
– Cold Weather Shelters –
- Dana St. John (dstjohn@Q.com) (541) 460-2652
Jefferson County Faith-Based Network board member
- Pat Abernathy (email@example.com) (541) 520-9987
Jefferson County Winter Shelter Coordinator - Please call Pat with any information regarding the shelter!
- Winter Shelter Message Phone (541) 325-2478
Posted everyday by 2:00PM
Prineville: Redeption House and Craig's Café
- Redeption House : "A homeless shelter in Prineville for women and chlidren. Redemption House Ministeries desires to share the redeeming power of Christ. We aim to provide shelter, assistance, and a safe place to find love, hope, and faith. Anyone wishing to stay at the shelter should come to the shelter at 780 E 1st Street. You may contact us with any questions by calling (541) 362-5642 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org."
- Craig's Compassionate Café: A community meal café to serve anyone in the community looking for a hot meal. Open Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 11:30AM-12:30pm.
- Regeneration House.
Sisters Shelter - Click here for more information.
Award-Winning Mental Health Drama "Antelope" Released Online
|Following a successful run on the film festival circuit, ‘Antelope’ a mental-health themed short film by Southampton based writer/director Ben Grace has been publicly released online.
We are calling on mental health charities and organisations to share this important film.
The award-winning ‘Antelope’ was based on writer/director Ben Grace’s experiences of mental health and stigmas surrounding a mental health diagnosis after being sectioned at Antelope House, a PICU (Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit) in Southampton.
Ben Grace worked with local NHS providers to ensure that this film was an accurate representation of mental health services in Southampton. With the permission of Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, he filmed the opening scenes inside Antelope House.