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Winters, Underriner Named Smith Award Recipients

July 9, 2017

State Sen. Jackie Winters and Dave Underriner, chief executive for the Oregon region for Providence Health & Services will be the 2017 recipients of the Gordon & Sharon Smith New Freedom Award at a special dinner and presentation on Tuesday, Oct. 3 in Portland.

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The Fight Is Not Over

August 1, 2017

July 20, 2017 | NAMI.ORG Wondering what is happening with health reform? Every day–and sometimes multiple times a day–the news changes. But what doesn’t change is NAMI’s simple test for health reform: Will Americans have more mental health coverage and better care? To date, the answer has been no. Whether it’s the revised Senate bill, more »

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Challenging Multicultural Disparities In Mental Health

July 10, 2017 | By Elena Schatell As the racial demographic of the U.S. continues to shift, the mental health field faces the challenge of creating equal, culturally sensitive services for all. Many people are unable to attain their highest level of mental wellness for several reasons, and the culture of mental health is just more »

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Changing the face of suicide

July 27, 2017 | By John William Howard By empowering the public, Washington County aims to support people in the throes of a mental health crisis. Typically, no one wants to talk about suicide. It’s not dinner conversation. Suicide is a topic filled with faux pas and misnomers, and is a difficult topic to discuss more »

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A Great Session for NAMI: Legislative Summary

July 19, 2017

By Chris Bouneff, executive director | July 19, 2017 We’re past due for an update, which means we have plenty to report. If you’ve followed along with the Legislature this year, you know that the session finished with a flourish in July. And for NAMI in Oregon, it was all good news at the close more »

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