NAMI Education Series:
Services for Mental Health and our Youth

February 20th, 2018
7:00 to 8:00PM
Central Oregon Collective
62070 SE 27th Street
Bend, Oregon  

Come and hear pertinent information about our local mental health services for our youth, Deschutes County’s early assessment,  youth in transition and other programs.  

Youth Villages with community based services to provide effective and cost-efficient treatment options for children with emotional and behavioral issues, through intensive in-home services & ER diversion services.

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, 5:15-6:45PM
Upcoming Friends and Family Class!

Saturday, February 24th, 2018
Lutheran Family Services
1103 NE Elm Street
Prineville, OR 97754
A Note from Christy Maciel
NAMI Oregon Board Representative

If any members have concerns or topics they would like me to present at the NAMI State Board meetings, please let me know.  During my first year on the Board, I have observed that the great majority of what is discussed, has to do with the Portland and surrounding areas and Board Operations, and very little that is specific to the Eastern side of the Cascades.  I would like to change that and have our voice better represented.
Contact via email at
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.

March 2-4

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

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.


NIMH Update: Prescription Pain Medication Fact Sheets Available

This series of 13 fact sheets are designed to increase awareness of the risks associated with prescription opioid use and misuse, educate patients who are prescribed opioids for pain about the risks, and provide resources on methods for alternative pain management. See publications at SAMHSA website.
Contact Laurie Lindsey to register and for more information

March Peer to Peer Class beginning registration!
Click the image for the full flyer!
FREE Dental Days for CO Community

First Tuesday of Every Month
1:00-5:00 PM
541-330-4646 to make an appointment or talk to your provider
Click the tooth to view the full flyer!

Ask questions about dental concerns and receive free cleanings and screenings.

Sponsored by Advantage Dental

442 SW Umatilla Ave, Redmond, OR 97756
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.

Click the logo for the Best Care website!


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

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
st Wed of the Month
Starting February 7th, 2018

 LaPine Library, 4:30-6PM 
Contact KarenLynn
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