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Mental Health Did you know...
  • 20% of 13-18 year olds lives with a mental health condition?
  • 17% of high school students seriously consider suicide?
  • 50% of 8-15 year old with a mental health condition don't receive treatment?
Click here to watch a slideshow from NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness), with tips to help parents and teachers identify students who may have a mental health condition.
 
Local Resources
 
Click here for a directory of local resources for families with mental health issues, including:
  • crisis intervention contacts
  • free or low-cost medical and mental health services
  • counseling services
  • support organizations
  • affordable housing
  • transportation, food, shelter
Click here for another resource list from PreventionLane.org, which also includes more counseling options and bereavement services.
 
National Alliance on Mental Illness
 
The National Alliance on Mental Illness, Lane County chapter, offers a variety of services for students and their family members who suffer from mental illness.
 
NAMI Lane County
2411 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Eugene, OR 97401
(541) 343-7688
 
NAMI's website has information on a number of conditions, and the NAMI Lane Co. office has an even more extensive library of materials on brain disorders. 
 
They also offer a variety of support services. Click here to download a brochure or here for a list of local resources.
  • NAMI Connection is a peer-run drop-in support group open to anyone facing a mental health challenge. It is a confidential, supportive environment where one can find information and advocacy as well as support. The National NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group site has more information on how the group works.
  • NAMI Friends & Family Support Group is for family members and friends of those who experience a mental illness.
  • NAMI Family to Family provides ongoing support for graduates of NAMI's 12-week educational class for family members and allies of anyone suffering from a brain disorder.  The National Family to Family site has more information on how the group works. 
Click here to see the schedules for these groups in the Eugene-Springfield area. The page also provides information on other group opportunities, including a Depression/Bipolar Support Alliance Group; Eugene Dual Diagnosis Anonymous; Trans * Ponder; and a Suicide Bereavement Group.
 
 
 
 
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