mental health

Exclusive: Health Authority Staff Angry Over Plans To Scrap On-Site Inspections At Behavioral Health Facilities

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Critics say switching to virtual visits conducted through a smartphone or tablet, which will save time and money, could harm residents.

Critics: Psilocybin Measure Would Turn Oregonians Into ‘Guinea Pigs’

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Some psychiatrists oppose Measure 109, which would allow the use of magic mushrooms in a clinical setting, though other doctors say Oregonians would benefit from it. 

Brown’s Behavioral Health Strategy Mired In Chaos, ‘Profound Disappointment’ 

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When Brown set up her Behavioral Health Advisory Council in October 2019, advocates and medical professionals had high hopes it would spark meaningful change. Instead, it's turned into a missed opportunity, critics say.

Organization Fills Gap For People With Mental Illness, Addiction Problems

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Dual Diagnosis, a peer support group for people with an addiction problem and mental health issues, has helped scores of people since it started in Oregon in 1998. But it's needed now more than ever.

Children’s Mental Health Program Swept Up In Looming Budget Cuts

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The Oregon Health Authority plans to delay a program that's projected to keep 300 children out of psychiatric residential treatment in its first year, saving the state money in the long term and keeping families together. 

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