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NAMI Peer Connection Recovery Support Group

April 29, 2016

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 Calendar for holiday exceptions.

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Carolyn Hax, Washington Post Columinst, Discusses NAMI’s Family To Family Program

December 22, 2015

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 more »

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Crisis Intervention Teams (CIT): An Invaluable Community Resource

July 31, 2014

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 more »

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Your Story: A Powerful Advocacy Tool

Legislators who make important decisions receive much of their information about mental illness the same way the general public does: through the media. While members of Congress also have staffers to study the issues, they rely on constituents for information. That means you. The best way to inform the legislators and give them an accurate more »

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Successful and Schizophrenic

February 6, 2013

Thirty years ago, I was given a diagnosis of schizophrenia. My prognosis was “grave”: I would never live independently, hold a job, find a loving partner, get married. My home would be a board-and-care facility, my days spent watching TV in a day room with other people debilitated by mental illness. I would work at more »

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