‘Cuckoo’s Nest’ hospital now mental health museum

November 1, 2017

October 2, 2017 | By Erin Blakemore Lobotomies. Straitjackets. Shocks and sedation. If those terms come to mind when you think of the mental hospitals of yore, it’s for good reason: At one point or another, they were cutting-edge treatment for people with mental illnesses. At the Oregon State Hospital Museum of Mental Health in more »

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October Policy Update

October 25, 2017

By Chris Bouneff, executive director | Oct. 15, 2017 Thankfully, October is a relatively quiet month in terms of new public policy. Still, the world keeps moving. Here’s what we’re watching this month. * On a state level, all eyes in health care are following the upcoming ballot measure that would undo the state’s new more »

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Annual Conference a Success

October 24, 2017

Thanks to all who joined us in Cottage Grove for our annual conference! We were happy to see NAMI members from around the state. For those of you who couldn’t join us, we have posted information from our presentations. Click here for more information.

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Smith Award Dinner a Success!

October 9, 2017

Thanks so much to all who made our 9th Annual Gordon & Sharon New Freedom Award dinner a success! We were thrilled to join Sen. Gordon and Sharon Smith to honor Oregon State Sen. Jackie Winters, R-Salem, and Dave Underriner, chief executive for the Oregon region of Providence Health and Services, at our dinner Oct. more »

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FDA Approves Medications For Tardive Dyskinesia

October 3, 2017

September 28, 2017 | By Ken Duckworth, M.D. Tardive dyskinesia (TD) is a movement disorder that occurs in some people who take first-generation antipsychotics (such as haloperidol, chlorpromazine), and to a lesser degree, second-generation antipsychotics (such as aripiprazole or paliperidone). TD results in repetitive, involuntary movements commonly of the face, lips and limbs. Movement disorders were more »

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