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Boarded In The ER: Oregon’s Mental Health Crisis

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On a typical day, doctors rush through the emergency department toward sounding alarms, and ambulances whisk in people suffering heart attacks, strokes or severe pain. Medical technicians and nurses attend to patients as worried families hover close.

Multnomah Commissioner Sharon Meieran Driven By Oregon's Mental Health Crisis

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Multnomah County Commissioner Dr. Sharon Meieran became a mental health advocate after working in emergency rooms. During shifts as a physician, she saw patients languishing in scrubs with nowhere else to go.

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