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States most at risk for poor mental health conditions during COVID-19

June 6, 2020

Jun 2, 2020 By Michael Goldberg State of Reform A new PSYDPrograms study shows that Oregon, Utah, and Washington are among the top five states with the highest risk of deleterious mental health conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic. The study is based on 2020 data from Mental Health America measuring anxiety, depression, substance abuse and suicidal more »

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Google Partners With NAMI To Create An Anxiety-Disorder Self-Assessment

5/28/2020 NAMI Today, in partnership with NAMI, Google has launched an anxiety self-assessment tool. When people in the U.S. look up information about anxiety on Google, they will now have access to a clinically-validated questionnaire called the GAD-7 (General Anxiety Disorder-7) that helps evaluate a person’s level of anxiety. After taking the questionnaire, Google will point users to more »

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The Evolution of the Mental Health Movement

Jun 1, 2020 By Jessica Walthall NAMI As we enter a new decade, it’s important to remember that early NAMI pioneers were up against a society that didn’t understand, let alone talk about, mental illness. People with mental illness and their families were left in the dark, afraid that sharing their experiences could negatively more »

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NAMIWalks: May 30 Day of Hope

May 15, 2020

May is normally our happiest month at NAMI. It marks Mental Health Awareness Month. And the third Sunday in May is when we hold our annual NAMIWalks Northwest event, the largest mental health awareness event on the West Coast with some 7,000 participants. We aren’t able to gather in person this year, but we can more »

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As Oregon State Hospital limits admissions during pandemic, mental health advocates press for a different solution

May 12, 2020

April 30, 2020 By Jayati Ramakrishnan The Oregonian/OregonLive The Oregon State Hospital has reopened to patients waiting in county jails for mental health treatment, after temporarily halting those admissions amid the coronavirus pandemic. Yet the new, slower admissions process has left dozens of defendants sitting in jail days or weeks longer than allowed under a 2002 federal court order. more »

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