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FEMA Still Accepting Wildfire Assistance Applications

According to a December 3 article in The Times of Tigard/Tualatin/Sherwood, FEMA is still accepting applications for disaster assistance from those affected by the recent wildfires despite the November 30 application deadline having past. “No one eligible for assistance will be turned away,” a spokesperson for FEMA is quoted as saying. Recovery resources available include: more »

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People with serious mental illness may be more at risk of severe illness from COVID-19

November 25, 2020

From: Treatment Advocacy Center Research Weekly Risk of severe illness from COVID-19 among people with serious mental illness  As the Treatment Advocacy Center wrote in a blog in March when the coronavirus pandemic was first sweeping across the United States, people with serious mental illness may be more at risk of severe illness from COVID-19 due to their high prevalence of comorbid chronic more »

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Oregon Votes to Decriminalize All Drugs, Allow Psilocybin for Mental-Health Treatment

November 17, 2020

Nov 4, 2020 By Donald Morrison The Wall Street Journal Oregon became the first state in the nation to decriminalize the possession of all illegal drugs and also legalize the use of psilocybin—the active ingredient in hallucinogenic mushrooms—for mental-health treatment, after voters passed a pair of ballot measures this week. Both are the first more »

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‘You start feeling kind of grimy’: Head outdoors to help your mental health

November 11, 2020 By Wesleigh Ogle KVAL With another coronavirus surge during flu season and the days getting colder, wetter, and shorter, health experts say it’s even more important to get outside. Barton Robison knows first-hand the negative side effects of too much time indoors. He says his mental health used to be really more »

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