Tag Archives: Mental Health

20% of Adults Have Mental Illness or Drug Problem

New Jersey is the mentally healthiest state, report finds. Nearly 1 in 5 American adults deals with a mental illness or substance abuse problem each year, a U.S. government study says. Oregon has the highest rate, and New Jersey the lowest, according to 2012-2014 data analyzed by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Source: […]
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Mental breakdown: Battle rages on over Wilsonville psychiatric hospital

Oregon ranks dead last in the nation for its readiness to treat mental health. That’s according to a Mental Health America survey conducted last year that scored states based on the prevalence of mental illness among residents and the availability of treatment options. Source: Mental breakdown: Battle rages on over Wilsonville psychiatric hospital – Portland […]
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OHA rules against health service group

Planned Wilsonville psychiatric hospital is denied a required certificate of need by Oregon Health Authority Oregon Health Authority denied NEWCO Oregon’s request for a certificate of need Thursday, July 6, meaning the company can’t move forward at this time with its proposed 100-bed inpatient psychiatric facility in Wilsonville. Source: Pamplin Media Group – OHA rules […]
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Salem in bill-passing frenzy

Votes taken on over 50 bills, from roads to opiates. With the finish line in sight, the Oregon Legislature put the pedal to the metal on Wednesday, voting a day early on a massive road-building plan, while more than 50 bills — everything from abortion to opiates, illegal GPS tracking and raising the age to […]
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Health services group sues OHA

NEWCO Oregon files lawsuit against Oregon Health Authority due to continued delay of certificate of need process Source: Pamplin Media Group – Health services group sues OHA

Jonathan Lockwood: Passage of Will’s Bill critical — Guest Opinion

Earlier this month, Medal of Honor recipient retired Master Sgt. Leroy Petry spoke at the VETERANS FIRST rally to urge lawmakers to remove the barriers to expanding access to mental health care services. Source: Jonathan Lockwood: Passage of Will’s Bill critical

New laws help screen mentally ill for suicide

Hospitals in Oregon will no longer be able to release patients who come into the emergency room in mental health crisis without taking steps to prevent suicide and find treatment. The new state law is another thread in the patchwork of care for the mentally ill, who often fail to get proper treatment even when […]
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Mental Illness And The Legal System – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Alex Bassos describes some of the challenges lawyers face when defending clients who are struggling with mental health issues. Bassos is the director of training and outreach at Metropolitan Public Defender Services. Source: News Roundtable | Mental Illness And The Legal System | An Oregon Tech Story . Radio | OPB

Oregon ranks worst in US for mental health, study says

Oregon has the worst mental illness rate in the country, according to a recent study. A new facility opened in Portland to help people in crisis. It’s called the Unity Center, a 24-7 mental health facility for those in need of immediate help. It’s a collaboration by OHSU, Legacy, Adventist and Kaiser near the Moda […]
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Oregon Health And Science University Study On Veteran Suicide Reveals Gaps In Knowledge

There is no definitive standard for identifying or treating veterans at risk of suicide, according to a new study out of Oregon Health and Science University. Source: Oregon Health And Science University Study On Veteran Suicide Reveals Gaps In Knowledge . News | OPB