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Behavioral Health Director: ‘Workforce Is One Of My Key Priorities’

January 9, 2020

Dec 16, 2019 By Christian Wihtol The Lund Report https://www.thelundreport.org/content/behavioral-health-director-workforce-one-my-key-priorities Gov. Kate Brown has identified behavioral health as an area in which Oregon needs to improve, particularly in serving the 1 million people on Medicaid. She’s formed a task force to look at the issue, and the Oregon Health Authority hired a director of behavioral more »

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Oregon Film Trail sign unveiled

Dec 23, 2019 By Madeline Shannon News Times https://newportnewstimes.com/article/oregon-film-trail-sign-unveiled DEPOE BAY — A forecast of rain and 60-mile-per-hour winds couldn’t stop the unveiling of the latest Oregon Film Trail sign in Depoe Bay. City officials, members of the community and at least one state politician came out in the wind and the rain Thursday afternoon, Dec. more »

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6 Ways You Can Help A Loved One On Their Healing Journey

Dec. 26, 2019 By Shainna Ali NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/December-2019/6-Ways-You-Can-Help-a-Loved-One-on-Their-Healing-J Take a moment to consider all the people in your life: your coworkers, friends, family. At any given time, 1 in 5 of these individuals is living with a mental health condition. You may have noticed them struggling, but if you’re not a trained mental health professional, you may not have more »

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NAMI Board Of Directors Names Daniel H. Gillison, Jr. As New Chief Executive

Dec 18 2019 NAMI https://www.nami.org/Press-Media/Press-Releases/2019/NAMI-Board-of-Directors-Names-Daniel-H-Gillison-Jr-As-New-Chief-Executive NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness and their families, today announced the appointment of Daniel H. Gillison, Jr. as Chief Executive Officer effective January 21, 2020. “On behalf more »

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Oregon Faces Big Hurdle In Improving Mental Health Care: Staffing

December 13, 2019

Dec 5, 2019 By Christian Wihtol The Lund Report https://www.thelundreport.org/content/oregon-faces-big-hurdle-improving-mental-health-care-staffing Oregon’s behavioral health and addiction services agencies are operating at a subpar level in part because low pay, high stress and other problems prompt workers to quit the field, leading to acute worker shortages, experts told the Oregon Health Policy Board this week. The government more »

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