NAMI - Lincoln County

Support for Folks, Families & Friends
NAMI National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) is one of the nation's largest grassroots organizations, dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals living with mental illness, as well as their families and loved ones.

The conditions and stigma surrounding mental illness are often daunting for those living with them. NAMI helps those with mental illness and their families find education and support for living with, and caring for, loved ones struggling to cope with mental illness.

NAMI has an Oregon Chapter and, with the support of both St. Luke & St. Stephen Churches, the 15-year project of establishing a chapter in Lincoln County is coming to fruition. St. Luke and St. Stephen have housed NAMI events and provided space for meetings. This year St. Luke provided an outreach grant to NAMI to use for materials and startup costs.

The first NAMI Family to Family Class at St. Luke began on Tuesday, August 20, 2019. This free class for adult family members and close friends of people with mental illness meets once weekly for 12 weeks. It offers information about all major mental illnesses and about the medications used to treat them as well as guidance on managing crisis and relapse, workshops on problem solving and communication skills, and information on self-care. Flyers with more information are available in the parish hall. Contact to sign up or ask questions.

A NAMI Family Support Group meets at 6:30 on the 3rd Thursday of each month at St. Stephen.

The NAMI Steering Committee meets at 7:30 on the 3rd Thursday of each month at St. Stephen.


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