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April 15, 2017


NAMI Family Support Group Meetings

NAMI Family Support Group Meetings


Corvallis Family Support Group meets twice monthly, on the first and third Tuesday of each month at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis, 3600 NW Samaritan Drive, Corvallis, OR 97330.  Support Group meetings take place in main hospital building, in the Fourth floor Board conference room, ask at the reception desk for room confirmation and directions. Drop in, no Registration required, free to all!  Meetings begin at 7pm-9pm. Read More


    Free classes for family members, partners and friends of persons with Schizophrenia, Bipolar disorder, Major Depression, Co-occurring Brain and Addictive Disorders, Borderline PersonalityDisorder, Panic Disorder and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

    A series of 11 weekly classes structured to help caregivers understand and support individuals with serious mental illness. The course is taught by a team of trained volunteers who have experienced mental illness in their own families.

     Please check back for upcoming classes.

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    Mental Health First Aid is for anyone who wants to learn how to provide front-line help to someone who may be experiencing symptoms of a mental illness or crisis. The course gives people tools to help friends, family members, colleagues or others within the community. Other classes for specific groups are available including veterans, law enforcement, higher education as well as the senior populationIt is an 8 hour training delivered by certified instructors.

    Mental Health First Aid classes in Benton, Linn Read More

    NAMI Mid-Valley Peer Recovery Support Group

    NAMI Peer Connection

    Meets on the Second & Fourth Monday of each month

    Meetings occur in the Lounge Room at

    Corvallis Chintimini Senior & Community Center

    2601 NW Tyler Ave, Corvallis, OR 97330

    from 6-7:30pm

    Drop in, no registration required, Free!

    *Please check Read More

    This week, Washington Post columnist Carolyn Hax discussed NAMI’s Family to Family program in her advice column, which you can read here. Family to Family is a 12-session educational course for family, caregivers and friends of individuals living with mental illness. In the program, you’ll learn about:

    How to manage crises, solve problems and communicate effectively Taking care of yourself and managing your stress Developing the confidence and stamina to provide support with compassion Finding and using local supports and services Up-to-date information on mental health conditions Read More

    What is CIT?

    CIT (Crisis Intervention Team) programs are local initiatives designed to improve the way law enforcement and the community respond to people experiencing mental health crises. They are built on strong partnerships between law enforcement, mental health provider agencies and individuals and families affected by mental illness.

    Getting Started

    Community partnerships are the key to a successful CIT program. Only by working together can law enforcement, mental health providers and advocates improve the way a community responds to a mental health crisis.

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