Mental illness can impact anyone. Connecting with someone else who has been through a similar experience can be helpful. They have "been there" and can offer advice and support. There are several organizations available to help.
For people living with a mental illness
The Comfort Zone is a trauma-informed drop-in center for people living with mental health needs. It provides a safe place to connect with others, offering fun community activities and weekly affinity groups for the LGBTQIA2s+, BIPOC, Alt2Suicide, and Hearing Voices Communities. The Comfort Zone is open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Call 503-597-3992.
The David Romprey Oregon Warmline provides peer support over the phone. Services are confidential. Call 1-800-698-2392.
NAMI of Washington County (National Alliance on Mental Illness) is a peer organization that helps people living with mental illness. NAMI provides education, support groups and advocacy. Call 503-356-6835.
For friends and family members
NAMI of Washington County (National Alliance on Mental Illness) can support friends and family members. They offer family-to-family classes. These classes provide support and helpful information. Call 503-356-6835.
NAMI Oregon is the state chapter of NAMI and offers several peer support groups. Groups are available for family and friends. Free education programs are offered. Contact NAMI Oregon's Helpline at 503-230-8009 or 1-800-343-6264.
The Oregon Family Support Network (OFSN) offers peer support for families enrolled in the Wraparound Program For more information on OFSN call 971-209-9292. OFSN also operates the Reach Out Oregon website and warmline (1-833-732-2467) that offers support and resources for families.