NAMI Presentations: all presentations are free

In Our Own Voice Community Presentations
In Our Own Voice is a recovery education program in which people living with mental illness are trained to speak directly to community audiences about their experiences with brain disorders, coping, treatment, hopes, dreams and recovery. The educational and healing power of an In Our Own Voice presentation enriches the audience’s understanding of how people with serious mental disorders cope with the reality of their illnesses. Recovery and reclaiming productive lives is a powerful message for anyone whose life has been touched by mental illness.
Call Lezley Sanders to schedule a presentation 541-840-6672.

(NEW!) Ending the Silence is a new program for schools and youth-oriented community groups. Ending the Silence (ETS) is a NAMI classroom program, presented by two volunteers, including a young adult with lived experience of a mental health condition. Through ETS, high school students learn indicators of mental illness, how to help themselves, friends, and family members who might need support. For more information please call Andra Hollenbeck at 541-601-642 or contact Brice Perkins to schedule at 541-324-8267

Family & Friends 4-hour seminar – The Family & Friends 4-hour seminar pilot project has gone well in Oregon. We have 27 trained instructors and two seminars have been held thus far, one in Mid-Valley and one in Lane County. Three more are scheduled for later this month, one in Lane County and two in Clackamas County. NAMI has extended the pilot project period until February 28. That means affiliates have until the end of February to earn up to $1,000 in grants for this project. Any affiliate that schedules two seminars using the administrative portal to take place by that date will earn $500, and a second $500 grant will be given once the seminars are held and evaluations are collected.