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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. 

Despite Budget Crunch, Oregon Health Authority Plans 3 New High-Level Behavioral Health Positions

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Some state employees question the decision which is part of an overhaul by Steve Allen, who was hired as the agency's behavioral health director last year.

Therapists Ride Regulatory Roller Coaster

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Therapists are riding a regulatory roller coaster at a time when Americans are struggling with trauma over the pandemic’s rising illnesses, deaths and financial stress. Some critics warn that the United States is on the verge of a mental health crisis.

Multnomah County Mental Health Program Again In Turmoil, With Staff Forced Out, Investigation Launched

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Early this year Multnomah County forced out four employees responsible for helping mentally ill people stay out of jail, after an internal investigation revealed that staff often failed to meet with clients, misused taxpayer money and created a toxic environment, with one person even running a bu

Politicians, Health Care Groups Support Psychiatric Hospital In Wilsonville

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Advocates of a long-stalled proposal to build a psychiatric hospital in Wilsonville have urged Gov. Kate Brown to let the project move forward, saying the extra beds are needed to meet an increased demand for mental health treatment during the coronavirus pandemic.

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