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Advocacy Update 07/17/2019

July 18, 2019

Advocacy Update July 17, 2019 We’re a few weeks removed from the end of the 2019 legislative session and finally able to take stock of what happened. As the session progressed toward adjournment, the worry was that behavioral health would take a back seat to other issues. And as predicted, the session ended without any more »

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Oregon Lawmakers Tout Local Mental Health Programs, But Cuts Might Be Coming

July 17, 2019

June 18, 2019 8:04 a.m. | Updated: June 18, 2019 10:54 a.m. | Salem, Ore. By Dirk VanderHart OPB https://www.opb.org/news/article/oregon-mental-health-budget-cuts-community-treatment/ UPDATE (10 a.m. PT) — As Oregon officials have scrambled in recent days to address a snarled mental health system, they’ve been clear: More people should be receiving care in their communities rather than being sent to the more »

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Court case raises fundamental questions about power in Oregon’s mental health system

Updated Jun 11, 2019; Posted Jun 11, 2019 By Gordon R. Friedman The Oregonian/OregonLive https://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/2019/06/court-case-raises-fundamental-questions-about-power-in-oregons-mental-health-system.html A federal judge heard arguments Tuesday over the rights of mentally ill people charged with crimes that went to the heart of Oregon’s plagued mental health care system: Who’s in charge and what should be done to make things better? Chief more »

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Responding To Bipolar Psychotic Symptoms

By Amy Willer | Jun. 24, 2019 NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/June-2019/Responding-to-Bipolar-Psychotic-Symptoms A first experience with psychosis can be terrifying, exhilarating, disorienting or feel just plain ordinary. Sometimes it can seem ordinary because it was your reality for a while. Your senses and brain colluded to fabricate something that wasn’t actually there. It certainly felt real, though. For example, during my first psychotic more »

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NAMI Joins Seven Leading Organizations To Launch Mental Health For US Coalition

6/10/2019 NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2019/NAMI-Joins-Seven-Leading-Organizations-to-Launch-Mental-Health-for-US-Coalition NAMI, along with other prominent mental health and addiction organizations, launched Mental Health for US: a nonpartisan educational coalition aimed at elevating mental health issues on the 2020 campaign trail. The coalition is dedicated to uniting Americans to call for bipartisan support and systematic change through grassroots activation.

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