mental health

Tiffany Steps Into Top Seat at Mid-Valley Behavioral Health Network

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A longtime advocate for mental health recovery, Tiffany said he hopes to continue the organization's legacy of community care


Scott Tiffany stepped into his new role as executive director of the Mid-Valley Behavioral Care Network in August with more than 16 years of behavioral care experience in Oregon, Idaho and Arizona – but he says he has big shoes to fill.

Ribbon-Cutting and Remembering: Wilsonville’s Villebois Community Integrates Housing for Mentally Ill

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Advocates gather to celebrate a hard-won victory and celebrate new supported housing near the site of the former mental institution.


Twenty-three years after the closing of Oregon’s Dammasch State Hospital, 100 hundred or so people gathered to celebrate the creation of new housing for the mentally ill in a housing development located at the site of the former mental institution.

Southwest Washington Mental Health Providers Increase Rates

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The increased rates are closer to what providers in the rest of Washington are paid, and are expected to create a stronger workforce


September 6, 2013—The Southwest Washington Behavioral Health’s governing board has substantially increased the reimbursement rates for mental healthcare providers, bringing them closer to the market rate.

Klamath County’s Mental Health Services Under Transition

A non-profit will likely begin operating county-provided mental health services later this summer


July 8, 2013—For a few weeks in late May and early June, it looked like Klamath County’s county-operated mental health programs would shut down or be disrupted. But frantic negotiations and the involvement of the Oregon Health Authority is preventing that from happening.

House Passes $15 Billion Budget for Oregon Health Authority

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Most Republicans balk at the 21.6 percent increase from last biennium, but an OHSU economist said the state will see a net savings by providing Oregon Health Plan coverage to 240,000 more people under the Affordable Care Act. The budget also calls for three new mental health residential treatment centers in Pendleton and expansion of an intervention program for youth experiencing a mental breakdown.


July 3, 2013 — The Oregon Health Authority budget passed the House on a highly partisan 35-23 vote, with only Republican Rep. Bob Jenson of Pendleton crossing party lines to support the $15.2 billion budget with the Democratic majority.

Women's Advocates Emphasize Importance of Mental Healthcare

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Speakers urge women to put their own well-being at the top of the list at an event sponsored by the Oregon Women’s Health Network.


June 5, 2013 – A topic often overlooked – self-care for women dealing with mental health issues – was the theme of a lecture held recently at McMenamin's Kennedy School in northeast Portland.


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