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Oregon Considers Changing The Way Mentally Ill People Are Committed

June 26, 2019

May 20, 2019 9:30 a.m. By Kristian Foden-Vencil OPB https://www.opb.org/news/article/oregon-mentally-ill-committed-civil-rules-health-safety/ Last year, Don Baglien’s 19-year-old son experienced a psychotic break. It was a Sunday afternoon. He picked up the family picnic and threw it over the fence. Then he started turning on every faucet in the house, dragging furniture outside and howling. “By the time 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 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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NAMI Acting CEO Talks About The State Of Mental Health On C-SPAN

5/30/19 NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2019/NAMI-Acting-CEO-Talks-About-the-State-of-Mental-Health-on-C-SPAN Angela Kimball, NAMI’s Acting CEO, was on C-SPAN Washington Journal for a 30-minute segment about the state of mental health in America. Angela discussed mental health issues, the importance of parity for mental health care, NAMI’s WhyCare? campaign and the importance of reducing stigma and discrimination around mental illness. The segment also included call-in more »

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Why It’s Important To Unplug Sometimes

By Carrie Cantwell | May. 10, 2019 NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/May-2019/Why-It-s-Important-to-Unplug-Sometimes I love technology. I can keep in touch with friends all over the world through social media. With the click of a button, I can order groceries, shoes and furniture. I can even use apps on my phone to help manage my mental health and medications. Having easy access to so more »

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Legislative session lurching to its end

May 28, 2019

May 28, 2019 The Legislature is lurching toward the end of its 2019 session, which is scheduled to adjourn on June 30, if all goes well. There are still several major decisions to be made, and several of our priorities are alive and well. To refresh your memory, you can find the summary of our more »

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