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NAMI Mid-Valley Services

Family to Family is a twelve-week course, taught once a year successively in Corvallis, Albany and Lebanon. It covers the treatment and management of mental illnesses. Designed for family members, but persons having mental illness who are stable may profitably take it. Call NAMI Mid-Valley at 541-745-2064 for more information.

NAMI Basics Education Program
The fundamentals of caring for you, your family and your child with mental illness. NAMI Basics is the new signature education program for parents and other caregivers of children and adolescents living with mental illnesses.  The NAMI Basics course is taught by trained teachers who are the parent or other caregivers of individuals who developed the symptoms of mental illness prior to the age of 13 years.

The course consists of six classes, each lasting for 2 ½ hours.   Classes may be offered weekly for six consecutive weeks, or may be offered twice per week for three weeks to accommodate the hectic schedules of parents.  All instruction materials are FREE to participants. For more information contact NAMI Mid-Valley @ 541-745-2064.

Family Support Group meets twice monthly on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 7:00-9:00 pm at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center,  3600 NW Samaritan Drive, Corvallis. Meetings are usually held in the Fourth Floor Board Room, ask at the reception desk for room confirmation and directions.

Family Support Group is also held in Newport, Oregon on the third Thursday of each month at Saint Stephen’s Episcopal Church @ 414 SW Ninth Street and the corner of SW Hurbert.  from 6:30-8:00pm. Check our calendar for maps and monthly schedule.  Call NAMI Mid-Valley @ 541-745-2064 for more information. Educational programs are held on first Tuesdays, irregularly and can include just about any topic you want to learn about and/or speak out on.

Newsletter-Mid-Valley Advocate appearing quarterly, covers local persons and events, legislative and medical updates, issues for advocacy, and consumer contributions.

Community Events sponsored by NAMI and Oregon Family Support Network includes a picnic in July. This event embraces and connects the entire mental health community.

Outreach and Liaison includes representation on and networking with government agencies and representatives; funding, legislative and legal issues, task force, advisory boards and other groups.

Family to Family, Support Group and Educational Programs take place at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center (Corvallis).  Albany and Lebanon classes are held in their local hospitals on a rotational basis.  For more information on upcoming courses and support groups call NAMI Mid-Valley @ 541-745-2064.

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