Advocacy Team Meeting

April 17, 2018
7:00-8:30 PM (This meeting replaces the community education meeting that week)
Central Oregon Collective
62070 SE 27th St., Bend, OR  97701

Calling Advocates & Strategists!

Advocate for those living with mental health conditions!
In place of our planned Educational Meeting in April we want to take advantage of the opportunity to host  an Advocacy Workshop for our Operational, Advisory Board members, NAMI-CO members and supporters.
Our goals:
  • to identify pressing issues (affordable housing, access to programs & others)
  • update any information that we have regarding those issues
  • identify Strategy Points
  • prioritize the issues
We’d love most of our Advisory Board to attend (or send someone in their place) with concerns you’d like to see us address. Additionally, our Advisory Board is a wealth of knowledge; group wisdom of what’s been tried in the past or of programs working in other areas.

All members and supporters, Please plan to attend to get a great conversation started regarding the health of our Mental Health systems.

Thanks, Roger, Marcy & Joel, The Advocacy Team Leaders
Friends and Family Class Held in La Pine 

Learn about the upcoming Friends and Family Class held in La Pine this April.
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Learn about outreach opportunities and community resources offered throughout Deschutes County locations. Click the image to see the full list of resources and locations. 
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. Click to see the full flyer. 
Depression and Suicide Prevention for Older Adults 

Dr. Patrick Arbore from the Friendship Line will be in Prineville to discuss the importance of breaking social isolation as a means of suicide prevention for older adults.
Click the here for the full flyer. 
Local Conversation about Suicide Prevention being held in Bend.
Bring your lunch and thoughts.
Click the image for the full details. 
Deschutes County is offering Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
April 19th and 20th, Thursday-Friday 8:00 AM- 4:00 PM

Click the image for full details.
New Peer Center in Bend! Click here for location information.
Crook County Crisis Team Expanding!
Serving Prineville and Crook County, Lutheran Community Services Northwest is expanding the 24/7 Crisis Team by 2 members  to meet the mental health needs of the community.  If you live in Crook County and need services call 541-323-5330.
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 healt
h and access to care are important! Sign up for this free event by going to the NAMIOR website, clicking on NAMIWalks Northwest event.
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.

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 

Location changes for April and May
Redmond: Green Plow Coffee Roasters
436 SW 6th St. Redmond,  OR 97756
Thursday April 5, 2018
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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