- Asian Americans were 51% less likely than Whites to access mental health services.
- Experiences of racism were associated with lower emotional well-being.
- Stronger levels of ethnic identification were associated with higher overall well-being.
Mental health courts are popular in many communities, and it’s easy to understand why. Rather than sending someone who’s mentally ill to an overcrowded jail that is poorly equipped to manage his condition, mental health courts offer treatment and help with housing and other social services.
The Legislature is spending three days at the State Capitol next week where lawmakers will begin to outline the shape of the 2016 session.
A study looking at mental health care among states has ranked Oregon dead last.
The president of Mental Health America, Paul Gionfriddo, said researchers considered 13 elements for the ranking: from the number of residents with mental illness to access to care.
Psychologists, social workers and chaplains have descended upon southwest Oregon from across the U.S. this month to help residents of Roseburg come to terms with the aftermath of a community college campus shooting that killed ten people and left many other traumatized.
Young people with health problems left uncared for in adolescence face higher risks of leading unhealthy lives as adults, a new study finds.
When Michael Kamins opened the letter from his insurer, he was enraged.
“No Really, We Want You to Laugh” is a stand-up comedy show performed by people with a mental illness who find the humor in some of their darkest days and hardest experiences. Awesome Portland recognized the power of Stand Up for Mental Health to fight stigma one joke at a time.
The House voted unanimously to change the civil commitment statute and allow a mentally ill person to be placed in state care even if they are not suicidal or violent -- the two most common reasons for civil commitments.