Rep. Peter Courtney

Senate Bill 823 Outlines Courtney’s Vision for Mental Health

The Lund Report
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.

Evidence-Based Mental Health Programs Await Better Funding

The Lund Report
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.

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