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Report Finds Conditions Improved for Mentally Ill Prisoners in Oregon’s Maximum Security Prison

January 25, 2021

January 11, 2021 By Nigel Jaquiss Willamette Week https://www.wweek.com/news/2021/01/11/report-finds-conditions-improved-for-mentally-ill-prisoners-in-oregons-maximum-security-prison/ A new report by the federally funded watchdog group Disability Rights Oregon finds that five years after a damning examination of conditions for Oregon State Penitentiary inmates experiencing severe mental illness, conditions have improved. DRO found that inmates in the behavioral health unit, who number about 50, got better treatment more »

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Oregon City police hire a behavioral health specialist

Jan 11, 2021 By Sage Van Wing OPB https://www.opb.org/article/2021/01/11/oregon-city-police-hire-a-behavioral-health-specialist/ Oregon City police now have the option of calling a behavioral health specialist when they encounter someone experiencing a mental-health crisis. Valentina Muggia started the job a few weeks ago, but she’s spent the last five years working with the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office in a similar more »

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The Mental Health of the Modern Dad

Dec 21, 2020 By Anthony Nedelman, Ph.D. NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/December-2020/The-Mental-Health-of-the-Modern-Dad Like most men, I find myself unable to keep all the plates spinning nicely on their poles. As a husband, father of a three-year-old and a four-month old, and a working professional, the only time I can get anything done for me is while everyone is more »

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NAMI Celebrates Wins For Mental Health In COVID Relief And FY 2021 Federal Budget

12/22/2020 NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2020/NAMI-Celebrates-Wins-for-Mental-Health-in-COVID-Relief-and-FY-2021-Federal-Budget Late yesterday, Congress passed major legislation (a bill combining the FY 2021 federal budget and COVID-relief provisions) that includes big wins for mental health — provisions that NAMI fought for that will benefit people with mental health conditions as well as nonprofits, like NAMI state and local organizations. This legislation is especially critical given more »

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NAMIWalks Northwest is now online!

January 20, 2021

Join us for the Northwest’s largest mental health event, presented by Providence Health & Services, now online! We may be physically distant, but the virtual walk is a great way for us to stay connected. In 2020, we had thousands of participants joins us for a virtual walk “their way”: walking, hiking, spending time with family more »

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