IN THE NEWS: NAMI Southern Oregon

Welcome to NAMI Southern Oregon.png February 28, 2019
    If you couldn’t attend NAMICon 2020 or you just want to look back on your experience, please visit:  and use password: nami2020. Read More

    NAMI-SO and NAMI Oregon are conducting various peer-led adult support groups using the video conferencing platform Zoom.

    Groups are accessible from both mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones and from desktop and laptop computers. Joining with audio-only is also possible from any phone.

    To register for a meeting, please call or email the contacts provided for registration instructions.

    NAMI-SO online support groups:

    The following NAMI-SO support groups are available on zoom. :

    Family Support Group – 1st through 4th Wednesdays 6:00 – 7:30 pm Read More

    NAMI Southern Oregon Organizes a Compassion Committee to Cope with Covid-19 

    The NAMI Southern Oregon Resource Library will be closed until further notice due to Jackson County Health and Human Services  limiting access to the building because of the pandemic.

    Further details are available on the Jackson County Health and Human Services Website

    In this pandemic, we are in this together, though we are apart.  Our wonderful NAMI Southern Oregon volunteers have stepped forward to field calls to help Read More

    The National Alliance on Mental Illness Southern Oregon (NAMI SO) announced today  they will officially oppose Jackson County’s proposal to create a new Jail Tax District, scheduled to appear on May’s ballot.

    NAMI SO lists their mission to advocate for people with mental illness as the primary reason for the opposition. “We are focused on the decriminalization of mental illness,” states Meesha Blair of the NAMI SO Steering and Advocacy Committees, “The new jail is being promoted as a way to Read More

    NAMI Southern Oregon Co-hosted a presentation from Eugene and Medford Around Jail, Diversion and Mental Health on December 17, 2019.

    The National Alliance on Mental Illness Southern Oregon (NAMI SO) joined Rogue Action Center (RAC) in co-hosting a presentation by Cheryl Stone, Court Administrator of the Eugene Community Court and Medford PD’s Chief Clauson who spoke about our local efforts on diversion, including the new Livability Team.

    The Eugene Community Court aims to improve public safety and reduce misdemeanor activity in the Read More

    The National Alliance on Mental Illness Southern Oregon (NAMI SO) hosted a presentation by the Sheriff and Health & Human Services Departments of Marion County, as a continued effort to encourage diversion programs in Southern Oregon.

    Jail Commander Tad Larson (Institutions Division, Salem) and Ann-Marie Bandfield, MSW (Program Manager, Acute & Forensic Behavioral Health, Marion County Health & Human Services) traveled to Medford to deliver the presentation, which was open to the public. They discussed their success with diversion and de-escalation Read More

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