mental health

Women's Advocates Emphasize Importance of Mental Healthcare

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.

Senate Bill 823 Outlines Courtney’s Vision for Mental Health

Sen. Brian Boquist of McMinnville, the Republican co-sponsor, said the bill sets guidelines in place so the state will be more prepared to actually show results as funding becomes available

April 10, 2013 — Senate President Peter Courtney, D-Salem, teamed up with Sen. Brian Boquist, R-McMinnville, on Tuesday to press for Senate Bill 823, a broad-sweeping set of policy guidelines aimed at providing more comprehensive and proactive community mental health across the state of Oregon.

DOJ Settlement Aims to Improve Mental Health Treatment

The DOJ settlement with the city of Portland requires coordinated care organizations to set up mental health drop-off centers by July, but it’s unclear how they were singled out in the agreement

 

March 15, 2013 – Last December's settlement between the Department of Justice and the city of Portland tasked the city and Multnomah County with a host of reforms intended to improve interactions between police and people with mental illness – and to improve access to mental healthcare.

State Could See “Game-Changing” Spike for Children’s Mental Health

The $46 million increase that Senate President Peter Courtney called for at the start of the session could become reality with the co-chairs' budget released Monday

March 5, 2013 — A pathway has appeared to the game-changing funding levels that Senate President Peter Courtney signaled for community mental health -- at least for children – when the increased funding made a list of priorities when the co-chairs released their two-year spending plan Monday morn

Evidence-Based Mental Health Programs Await Better Funding

Leaders of the House and Senate have boosted support for the EASA program, which assists youth after a psychotic break. Gov. Kitzhaber has earmarked a $1.8 million increase for the program, while the dramatic increase envisioned by Sen. Peter Courtney awaits a funding source

February 22, 2013 — If left improperly treated, someone suffering from psychosis can have a bleak life ahead of them: years of drifting in and out of the medical system or the prison system.

Mental Health, Long-Term Care Targeted for $30 Million in Innovative Ideas

The money in Governor John Kitzhaber’s budget is intended to support the goals of healthcare transformation

January 2, 2013 – The money trail for healthcare transformation is nowhere close to the end. In fact, Governor John Kitzhaber has set aside $30 million in his budget for 2013-2015 to foster collaborations between mental health, long-term care providers and the coordinated care organizations.

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