In the state with the highest rate of meth use in the nation, the drug is driving severe mental illness among criminal defendants at the state psychiatric hospital, and patients elsewhere are paying the price.
Oregon expects the annual calls to the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline to double within a year.
Rimrock Trails in Prineville, which was forced to close for eight months, reopened in mid-April with a new staff and approach.
Despite a longstanding push to integrate care and better serve patients, the way many insurance plans cover mental health doesn’t necessarily support integrating it with physical care.
The program will answer calls related to mental health and addiction across Portland from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
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The Mental Health & Addiction Association of Oregon will operate a peer-run program at the Behavioral Health Resource Center, slated to open in Portland this fall.