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Feeling Blue? Oregon Students Allowed To Take ‘Mental Health Days’

August 14, 2019

Jul 22, 2019 By Dani Matias GPB News https://www.gpbnews.org/post/feeling-blue-oregon-students-allowed-take-mental-health-days Oregon’s suicide rate has outpaced the national average for the past three decades. In an effort to combat stigma around mental illness, four local teen activists took matters into their own hands and championed a proposed state law. Oregon schools will now excuse student absences for mental or more »

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Psychiatrist shortage is a national crisis as need for mental health care grows

Author: Morgan Romero Published: 5:46 PM PDT July 31, 2019 Updated: 9:49 AM PDT August 2, 2019 KGW8 https://www.kgw.com/article/news/investigations/psychiatrist-shortage-is-a-national-crisis-as-need-for-mental-health-care-grows/283-9fbb919a-0877-4622-b708-1860e56dcc44 PORTLAND, Oregon — A mental health care crisis is gripping our nation. There is still a deeply-rooted stigma around mental illness, but that stigma is slowly starting to crumble. Meanwhile, the demand for psychiatric services is increasing. People more »

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How To Keep People Engaged In Mental Health Treatment

By Revella H. Nesbit, M.Ed., LPC-S, ODCP Jul. 19, 2019 NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/July-2019/How-to-Keep-People-Engaged-in-Mental-Health-Treatm Mental illness affects every age group, gender, socio-economic status and culture, yet not all Americans have the same access to proper care. For example, only 20% of Asian Americans with mental illness receive treatment compared to 48% of white adults. And only 56% of African Americans and Latinx adults more »

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Study Shows NAMI Homefront Helps Veteran Family Members

By Lisa Dixon, M.D. Aug. 02, 2019 NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/August-2019/Study-Shows-NAMI-Homefront-Helps-Veteran-Family-Me It’s no secret that the transition from war to civilian life is not easy for service members or their families. Add mental illness, and the already difficult experience can become a debilitating one. Unfortunately, this situation is very common. A 2014 study showed that nearly one out of four active more »

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Smith Award Dinner Will Honor Sen. Ron Wyden

July 19, 2019

Tickets and tables are now available for the Gordon and Sharon Smith New Freedom Award reception and dinner! Join us, along with former Sen. Smith and Sharon Smith, as we honor Sen. Ron Wyden for his advocacy on behalf of mental health. The event will be held at the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront on Tuesday, more »

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