Tag Archives: Mental Health

Oregon’s Burdened Mental Health System Faces New Challenges From Coronavirus

Oregon’s mental health system was overloaded before coronavirus hit the state. COVID-19 adds a new challenge for clinics already suffering from a lack of workers and inadequate public funding. Providers and support groups are now scrambling to help a vulnerable segment of the population that often suffers the most when a disaster strikes. Source: Oregon’s […]
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Homeless Organizing | Kids At Home | Mental Health | Airport Workers – OPB’s Think Out Loud

How are homeless folks responding to coronavirus? What are you doing to keep your kids entertained and busy? How will social distancing affect people facing mental health challenges? Airport workers are asking for better sick leave policies. Source: Homeless Organizing | Kids At Home | Mental Health | Airport Workers . Radio | OPB

Help is available for struggling teens

Suicide has consistently been the second-leading cause of death among young people ages 10-24 in Oregon, after deaths from unintentional injury. But new data released by the federal Centers for Disease Control showed suicide was the No. 1 cause in 2018. That’s alarming — as is the news that Oregon now ranks 11th among all […]
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Failed Legislative Session Adds To Pressure On Oregon’s Mental Health System

The failure of Oregon’s 2020 legislative session has left many who have mental illnesses and are cycling through the criminal justice system in the familiar position of having to wait, at least a little longer, to get the help they need. A $20 million funding request that would have increased capacity for people transitioning out of […]
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Salem-Keizer Public Schools prioritizing mental health in classrooms to address youth suicide

With youth suicides in Oregon climbing at alarming rates, public health officials, lawmakers and schools are starting to prioritize mental health as a cornerstone of public education. The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) tracks youth suicides, which it defines as young people between the ages of 10 and 24. Source: Salem-Keizer Public Schools prioritizing mental health […]
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Walkout Jeopardizes Millions of Federal Dollars For Mental Health Care

Oregon may have to exit a federal project that has expanded access to behavioral mental health services in mostly rural communities if the Republican walkout continues through the rest of the session. Request full-text (for State Agency patrons only) Source: Walkout Jeopardizes Millions of Federal Dollars For Mental Health Care | The Lund Report

We can’t keep shirking mental health care

The latest trend among adolescents is deadly. The suicide rate for people ages 10 to 14 tripled between 2007 and 2017, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control. Suicide is now the second leading cause of death for Americans ages 10 to 24. Source: We can’t keep shirking mental health care […]
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Crook County schools plan to use new tax money to hire elementary teachers and boost mental health support

Crook County School District — Central Oregon’s fastest-growing school district — is expecting to receive about $2.4 million in funds from the Student Success Act business tax this fall. And it plans to support its growing population with lower class sizes, increased mental health supports and more. Source: Crook County schools plan to use new […]
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Proposed Bill Would Boost Funding For Holistic Mental Health Centers

A proposed bill in the Oregon legislature would boost funding for a new model of behavioral health clinics aimed at treating both the physical and mental health of patients. The proposal would combine $15.2 million from the state’s general fund with a $66 million match from the federal government. Source: Proposed Bill Would Boost Funding […]
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Proposed Bill Would Boost Funding For Holistic Mental Health Centers

A proposed bill in the Oregon legislature would boost funding for a new model of behavioral health clinics aimed at treating both the physical and mental health of patients. The proposal would combine $15.2 million from the state’s general fund with a $66 million match from the federal government. Source: Proposed Bill Would Boost Funding […]
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