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Brown’s Behavioral Health Strategy Mired In Chaos, ‘Profound Disappointment’ 

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When Brown set up her Behavioral Health Advisory Council in October 2019, advocates and medical professionals had high hopes it would spark meaningful change. Instead, it's turned into a missed opportunity, critics say.

Oregon State Hospital Struggles To Keep Up With Patient Demand

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The Oregon State Hospital continues to grapple with delays in admitting patients, even as the state-run mental health hospital stays compliant with a court order requiring timely admission of defendants who need treatment before they can stand trial in criminal cases.

Oregon Faces Big Hurdle In Improving Mental Health Care: Staffing

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Oregon’s behavioral health and addiction services agencies are operating at a subpar level in part because low pay, high stress and other problems prompt workers to quit the field, leading to acute worker shortages, experts told the Oregon Health Policy Board this week.

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