Workers at one of Oregon’s largest non-profit behavioral health providers are unionizing after complaining for years of being overworked and underpaid.
The federal government has given Outside In $2.5 million to step up its mental health services for homeless youth.
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Following several years of failed attempts to organize, employees at Cascadia Behavioral Health are making a renewed push to form a union, the latest example of mental health care workers looking to boost wages, reduce caseloads and curtail notoriously frequent job turnover.
Multnomah County suspended two managers after an internal investigation raised concerns about how it handled complaints about abuse and neglect at the Unity Center for Behavioral Health in Northeast Portland.
Greg Monaco worked with people experiencing psychotic episodes as a pre-commitment investigator for 30 years.
But when the Unity Center for Behavioral Health opened in Northeast Portland in February 2017, Monaco was shocked by the fear among staff and state of the patients.
The Unity Center for Behavioral Health, Portland's relatively new emergency center for psychiatric patients, is turning away patients.
In Oregon and other states, mental illness and addiction may land you in jail, or worse.
The closeout budget bill for the 2018 session included a number of new social service items, particularly with investments in mental health.
School-based health centers won their request of $950,000 to hire more mental health therapists.
Rep. Alissa Keny-Guyer and Sen. Lew Frederick, both Portland Democrats, are back again this year to close additional gaps in the state’s mental health system.