Tag Archives: Mental Health

Oregon Workforce and Economic Information: The Mental Health Industry

In recent years, society has been learning that mental health can be just as important as physical health. Oregon has joined in this trend, evidenced by the strong growth in mental health care workers around the state. Hospitals, clinics, and residential facilities employ thousands of trained mental health workers to help people get better. These […]
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Where others see chaos, he tackles opportunity to reshape mental health care

Steve Allen stepped up for the job in state government that was hard to fill. Now he’s overhauling the way Oregon responds to mental health and addiction. Finding a director to run a key new division of the Oregon Health Authority vexed Pat Allen for months. Source: Where others see chaos, he tackles opportunity to […]
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St. Helens School District receives grant to assess student health services

St. Helens School District (SHSD) has received a grant to conduct a needs assessment on student health services, in the hopes of establishing a School-Based Health Center (SBHC) at St. Helens High School (SHHS). Source: St. Helens School District receives grant to assess student health services

Local experts react to Instagram suicide and self-harm content ban

The social media platform Instagram announced last week plans to expand its ban on images depicting suicide and self-harm. While the social media company previously banned content that encourages or promotes self-harm and suicide, it now will prohibit fictional depictions as well. Some local experts in teen mental health are celebrating any step in the […]
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Federal judge lifts extra oversight of Oregon State Hospital, citing improvements

A federal judge ruled this week that Oregon no longer needs extra oversight to ensure criminal defendants in need of mental health treatment get to the Oregon State Hospital within seven days. Source: Federal judge lifts extra oversight of Oregon State Hospital, citing improvements – oregonlive.com

Judge lifts extra oversight of Oregon State Hospital

A federal judge has ruled that Oregon no longer needs extra oversight to ensure criminal defendants in need of mental health treatment get to the Oregon State Hospital within seven days. Source: Judge lifts extra oversight of Oregon State Hospital

Federal judge won’t hold state hospital in contempt for wait times

After several months of noncompliance, wait times for patients being admitted to the Oregon State Hospital are back in compliance with a 2002 rule requiring the facility to take just seven days to admit patients who have been ordered there. That’s according to a federal judge in Portland, who released an opinion Tuesday, Oct. 29, […]
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Federal Judge Ends Lawsuit Against Oregon State Hospital

In an order signed this week, Chief U.S. District Court Judge Michael Mosman denied a request to hold a future hearing on the Oregon State Hospital’s compliance with long standing federal court order, effectively ending litigation against the state-run psychiatric facility. Source: Federal Judge Ends Lawsuit Against Oregon State Hospital . News | OPB

Editorial: School-based mental health program shows promise

You might have noticed Sunday’s story about a new approach the Corvallis School District is rolling out this school year to help enhance the mental health services the district offers to students. As reporter Anthony Rimel explained, the district has hired four mental health therapists with master’s level educations and four mental health skills trainers […]
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Small Jackson County Jail struggles to provide mental health care

Editor’s Note: The Mail Tribune and KTVL News 10 have joined forces in investigating whether jail is needed for people dealing with addiction and mental health issues. Monday: Addicts reflect on getting clean. Tuesday: Inmates are released without intervention or treatment. Wednesday: How much crime costs residents of Jackson County Tune into KTVL News 10’s […]
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