IN THE NEWS: NAMI Southern Oregon

Welcome to NAMI Southern Oregon.png February 28, 2019

    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

    As a fun way to involve the artists in our community, the Film Fest Committee wants to invite you to submit two-dimensional art pieces for consideration for the 2020 Mental Health Film Fest poster! The prize for the winning entry is two tickets to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival for the 2020 season.

    The winner will get to see their artwork all over Jackson and Josephine counties and will receive special mention in the programs. This is a great way to show 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

    National Alliance on Mental Illness Southern Oregon (NAMI SO) Position Regarding Jackson County New Jail Proposal

    The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) continues to hold that incarceration is not the appropriate response to mental illness, as mental illness cannot be punished away. At both the national level and the local Southern Oregon (SO) affiliate levels, NAMI will continue to call for alternatives to incarceration and for creative diversionary efforts in our communities.

    In relation to the issue of incarceration and mental health, Read More

    Tell Congress to help prevent suicide.

    Ask them to cosponsor H.R. 4194, the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act.

    Too many lives are cut short by suicide. The national suicide crisis is affecting our friends, our families, and our communities. And tragically, suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among people ages 10-34.

    A new bill introduced in Congress hopes to help change that.

    The National Suicide Hotline Designation Act, H.R. 4194, is a bipartisan bill that would create an easy-to-remember 3-digit Read More

    Amanda Lipp is the founder and CEO of The Giving Gallery,  a philanthropic startup that presents a unique way to finance mental health nonprofits through the art market.

    Amanda first had the idea for The Giving Gallery while she was a patient at a psychiatric hospital her freshman year of college. A psychiatric nurse handed her a box of crayons, and Amanda began drawing her way towards recovery. After she Read More

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