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Help end hunger in Oregon

January 15, 2021

Our communities have faced fear, grief and uncertainty throughout 2020. This year, we have a voice in advocating for resources to help our communities thrive. Oregon Food Bank is a resource for Safe + Strong community partners to find help getting food, and now they are sharing a survey to learn how our communities can more »

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Police or no police: Will Chicago’s new mental health crisis pilot address structural failure?

December 22, 2020

December 1, 2020 By Emmanuel Kizito Medill Reports Chicago “Suicide by Cop” refers to situations where a person calls an officer or takes an action with the expectation that the officer will kill them. Sometimes carrying a toy gun or weapon, they depend upon the assumption that the police will shoot, even if mental more »

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COVID-19 outbreak at state psychiatric hospital grows, further delaying admissions

Dec 5, 2020 By Conrad Wilson OPB The COVID-19 outbreak in an admission unit at the Oregon State Hospital authorities disclosed this week has expanded to more patients and now includes hospital staff, according to court documents filed Friday. The additional cases make this the largest outbreak at the Salem psychiatric hospital since the more »

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A Word to the Wise: Caregiver Take Care

Nov 18, 2020 By Linda Snow-Griffin, Ph.D. NAMI What airline passenger truly loves flying in turbulent conditions? My husband, who is a private pilot, likes to remind me that turbulence is like driving on a bumpy country road. While this can seem reassuring, I still dislike the feeling of being out of control. Thoughts more »

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NAMI Receives Fourth Consecutive Four-Star Rating From Charity Navigator

12/7/2020 NAMI For the last four years NAMI has proudly received the highest rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This four-star rating shows that NAMI exceeds industry standards, adheres to best practices and fulfills our mission in a financially responsible and efficient way. NAMI has also earned GuideStar’s Platinum Seal of Transparency more »

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