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An Invitation for You!


Bend Rainbow Club


Open House

Friday October 17th 3pm to 7pm

1128 NW Harriman St

adjacent to the County Annex Bldg


 Come share Free BBQ and Music and help us celebrate our new home & onward journey toward recovery….


Sponsored by Cascades Peer and Self Help Center

With support of Deschutes County Behavioral Health And NAMI Central Oregon

"Rainbow Clubhouse is a place where we belong; we fit in and are always welcome. These simple things we do not take for granted"


When:   Tuesday, October 16, 2014 -7pm to 9pm

Where:  St. Charles Medical Center-Bend Conf. Rm. “B”

What:  Suicide Prevention QPR Training

Presented by Cheryl Emerson.

Suicide prevention is an important health issue in our community. Please come learn how to recognize signs, give hope and find help.

Please join us; attending helps you connect with others promoting better mental health. You may learn about resources not connected with the evening’s topic. 

Light refreshments will be provided.  All meetings are free and open to all.

What Families Can Do When a Child May Have a Mental Illness

If you are worried about your child’s mental health, follow your instincts. Unexplained changes in your child’s behavior and/or mood may be the early warning signs of a mental health condition and should never be ignored. There are many different types of mental illness, including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, ADHD and autism spectrum disorder, and it isn’t easy to simplify the range of challenges children face. One way to begin if you are concerned is to get an evaluation for your child or teen by a licensed mental health professional....CONTINUE READING...

Youth Mental Health First Aid 
October 11th 8:00AM to 5:00PM at Community Presbyterian Church 529 NW 19th in Redmond
Please call Eileen at 541-383-3405 to Register

Youth Mental Health First Aid USA is an 8 hour public education program which introduces participants to the unique risk 
factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early 
intervention, and teaches individuals how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge. Mental 
Health First Aid uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis; select 
interventions and provide initial help; and connect young people to professional, peer, social, and self-help care.


Family Support Group on the 1st Thursday of every month beginning at 5:30 pm at the Redmond Library

Support Groups around Central Oregon:
Bend Family Support Group:
When: 3rd Tues of every month, 5:30 PM
Where: SCMC-Bend, 2nd floor- Physicians’ Dining Rm. Contact: whitefam@bendcable.com

Bend: Connections (Peer Support) Meets Monday evenings call Marcia Miller 541-480-8269
Redmond: Connections (Peer Support) Meets Tuesday from 2:00 to 3:30PM at 429 NW 5th Street call Janet 541-693-4613
Bend: Connections (Peer Support) Meets Wednesday from 2:00 to 3:30PM at 1128 NW Harriman Street, call Janet 541-408-8675
Bend: Connections (Peer Support) Meets Thursday afternoon from 2:00 to 3:30PM at 1128 NW Harriman Street, call Janet at 541-408-8675

Redmond: Free Drop In - Family Support Group meets the first Thursday in the Redmond Library beginning at 5:30PM contact – Roger Olson – 541-480-1960 namicentraloregon@gmail.com 

Madras: contact-  Linda McCoy 541-475-1873, NAMImadras@gmail.com
                Connections: Peer Support Group - call 
                Family Support Group –  call
All NAMI meetings are free and everyone is welcome

Cascade Peer and Self Help Center, Inc. is having an ongoing group for consumers throughout the county, called Extreme States (dealing with symptoms; voices, etc.) on Tuesdays from Noon to 1 pm at Cascade, 1128 NW Harriman Street, Bend, 97701, phone 541-647-2643. It is being facilitated by Bren Athens.

Support Groups
BEND SUPPORT GROUP: This is a meeting for friends and family members of those living with a mental illness held The 3rd Tuesday of every month from 5:30 P.M. to 6:50 P.M., St. Charles Medical Center, Bend.  It is led by a trained member of the NAMI Board, and seeks to assist those whose lives have been effected by mental illness, to bring healing and strength to those who attend.  
No need to register or call ahead, Drop-ins are welcome and encouraged.  (Contact: Eileen White 541-383-3405).

REDMOND SUPPORT GROUP: This is a meeting for friend and family members of those living with a mental illness held on the first Thursday of every month from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM at the Redmond Library. It is facilitated by a member of the NAMI board and seeks to assist those whose lives have been effected by mental illness by bringing healing and strength to those who attend.
No need to register or call ahead, drop-ins are welcome and encouraged.

MADRAS SUPPORT GROUP:   call Linda McCoy for location at 541-475-1873.

Education Classes
Family to Family is a FREE series of 12 weekly classes structured to help family members understand and support their ill relative while maintaining their own well being.  Volunteer teams of trained NAMI family members teach the classes.  There is no fee to those taking the classes.  Participants learn about schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression and obsessive compulsive disorders. There are also workshops on problemsolving, communications, and self-help.  
(Contact Christy Maciel 541-419-8844 or Roger Olson 541-480-1960).
CLICK HERE For more class details

NAMI Connection is a weekly recovery support group for people living with mental illness in which people learn from each others’ experiences, share coping strategies, and offer each other encouragement and understanding. 

NAMI Affiliate Meetings
Educational, supportive meetings held every other month on the evening of the 3rd Tuesday immediatly following the support group meeting, with speakers on a variety of topics helpful to those with mental illness and/or their families.

In Our Own Voice
This 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, treatment and recovery.  The educational and healing power of In Our Own Voice enriches the audience’s understanding of how people with serious mental disorders cope with the reality of their illnesses.  Recovery and claiming productive lives is a powerful message for anyone who’s life  has been touched by mental illness. 
(Contact: Pat Von Riedl,541-647-2643 ).
This is a unique, experiential learning program for people with any serious mental illness who are interested in establishing and maintaining their wellness and recovery. The course consists of nine two-hour units and is taught by a team of three trained ‘mentors’ who are personally experienced at living well with mental illness. (Contact: Laurie Lindsey 541-693-4613).

NAMI Basics 
is a FREE six week peer-directed education program developed specifically for parents and other caregivers of children who have either been diagnosed with a mental illness, or who are experiencing symptoms but have not yet been diagnosed.  The course is taught by trained teachers who are caregivers mental illness during childhood.     The course is taught by trained teachers who are caregivers of individuals who developed the symptoms of mental illness during childhood. (Contact Becky Dolf 541-408-3103)
About NAMI
NAMI is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness. NAMI has over 1,100 state and local affiliates engaged in research, education, support and advocacy.
SOURCE National Alliance on Mental Illness

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