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Mental Health Lobby Day in Salem

Make your voice heard! NAMI Oregon will hold a mental health lobby day for our members at the State Capitol on Thursday, February 12. A policy briefing and continental breakfast will be held at 8:30 a.m. at the Montag Den in the Montag Center at Willamette University, across the street from the Capitol. Click here for a map of the campus. Registration is now closed, but we can still add NAMI members to appointments that have been made with legislators. For more information, please contact Michelle Madison at (503) 230-8009 or

About NAMI Oregon

The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Oregon (NAMI Oregon) is a statewide grassroots organization with more than 1,700 members in 14 affiliates; it is one of 50 state organizations that comprise the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Our mission is to improve the quality of life of individuals living with mental illness and their families and loved ones through education, support, and advocacy. Our statewide toll-free Helpline (800-343-6264) is answered by trained volunteers and staff who provide information and referrals to mental health resources.

See a list of our current education courses and support groups around Oregon.

NAMI Oregon's affiliates, which rely on the support of dedicated volunteers, are vital to providing programs and services locally to let you know you are not alone. NAMI Oregon also works to ensure that everyone affected by mental illness is represented wherever decisions are made. NAMI Oregon testifies before the state legislature, serves on state planning and advisory committees, actively partners with strategic coalitions, and participates in task forces and other policy forums. 

Read below for the latest news and events at NAMI Oregon.

NAMI in the News

Check out the video below for more information about NAMI Oregon and our advocacy efforts. Executive Director Chris Bouneff is interviewed by television news anchor Ken Ackerman.


Eligibility for the Oregon Health Plan is expanding. There is no longer a lottery or waiting list, and we can help you sign up. Financial assistance is also available for many Oregonians who want to purchase new private insurance plans. Call 503-230-8009 to schedule an appointment or click here for more information.

Community Resources

NAMI Oregon is rebuilding its Community Resources webpage. We have added many new resources statewide and will continue adding more in the weeks to come. Please take a look. If you know of a resource in your community that falls under one of the categories covered and should be included but is not, please email the suggested addition to

We are located at:

4701 SE 24th St., Suite E
Portland, OR 97202

Click here for a map. Our office is upstairs.


NAMI Oregon is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Tax ID #: 93-0875209

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NAMI Oregon Transformation Policy Guide (PDF File)
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