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Legislature convenes for “short” session

February 6, 2020

January 27, 2020 The Oregon Legislature will convene for a 35-day “short” session the first week in February. Ostensibly, such short sessions are supposed to be focused on rebalancing the state’s biennial budget. However, these sessions have evolved into hectic legislative sprints in which new budget asks and major policy bills are debated. Hearings and more »

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Save the Date

January 30, 2020

Join us for NAMIWalks Northwest, presented by Providence Health & Services, on Sunday, May 17! Now the largest mental health event on the West Coast, we’re walking to raise funds and awareness and support NAMI’s mission of providing support, education and advocacy for everyone impacted by mental illness. All funds raised support NAMI’s education, support more »

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Behavioral Health Director: ‘Workforce Is One Of My Key Priorities’

January 9, 2020

Dec 16, 2019 By Christian Wihtol The Lund Report https://www.thelundreport.org/content/behavioral-health-director-workforce-one-my-key-priorities Gov. Kate Brown has identified behavioral health as an area in which Oregon needs to improve, particularly in serving the 1 million people on Medicaid. She’s formed a task force to look at the issue, and the Oregon Health Authority hired a director of behavioral more »

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Oregon Film Trail sign unveiled

Dec 23, 2019 By Madeline Shannon News Times https://newportnewstimes.com/article/oregon-film-trail-sign-unveiled DEPOE BAY — A forecast of rain and 60-mile-per-hour winds couldn’t stop the unveiling of the latest Oregon Film Trail sign in Depoe Bay. City officials, members of the community and at least one state politician came out in the wind and the rain Thursday afternoon, Dec. more »

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6 Ways You Can Help A Loved One On Their Healing Journey

Dec. 26, 2019 By Shainna Ali NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/December-2019/6-Ways-You-Can-Help-a-Loved-One-on-Their-Healing-J Take a moment to consider all the people in your life: your coworkers, friends, family. At any given time, 1 in 5 of these individuals is living with a mental health condition. You may have noticed them struggling, but if you’re not a trained mental health professional, you may not have more »

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