Since 1979, NAMI Lane County have strived to be a primary source of current mental health information in Lane County, Oregon. There is a lack of accessible mental health services that are culturally-responsive, trauma-informed, and peer-led. As mental health becomes a growing public health concern for our community, the need for these types of programs continues to grow. The mission of NAMI Lane County is to improve the quality of life for individuals living with mental health conditions and their friends, families, and loved ones through support, education, and advocacy. We do this by establishing regularly scheduled support groups where individuals living with mental health conditions and their families, friends, and loved ones can come together to share experiences, discuss problems, find solutions, and extend mutual support. We also offer mental health education programs which attempt to counter all negative references, characterizations, and representations of mental health conditions which act to reinforce or perpetuate existing stigma, stereotype, or discrimination against persons with mental health conditions. The programming we offer is all created, updated, and disseminated by the National organization to affiliates and is conducted by volunteer program leaders who are trained to administer our evidence-based programming by NAMI Oregon.