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from NAMI.org
Gettin’ Back to Our (Grass)Roots with The Wailin’ Jennys The Wailin' Jennys are an awesome folk band that promote NAMI as they tour.
NAMI Honors Dr. Lisa Dixon
Depression: A Scientific Approach
What Makes a Good Companion?
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Volunteer Opportunities

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 Dianne Farrell at 541-745-5070 or e-mail:  dianne.farrell@gmail.com  for more information.

Support Group, Meets twice monthly on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 7pm at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, Corvallis. Support groups are held in a first floor conference room; ask at the reception desk for the room number.  Call NAMI Mid-Valley @ 541-745-2064 for more information.

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.

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

Community Events sponsored by NAMI include a picnic in July and a holiday dinner in December.  These events connect the entire mental health community.

Family to Family, Support Group and Educational Programs take place at Samaritan Regional Medical Center (Corvallis).  Albany and Lebanon classes are held in their local hospitals.


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