Tag Archives: Mental Health

Doctors fear mental health disclosure could jeopardize their licenses

In states whose licensure applications ask sweeping questions about mental illness, physicians are most likely to be reluctant to seek treatment. Medicine is grappling with rising levels of physician burnout, one of the factors driving high rates of depression and suicide in the profession. But physicians who suffer from mood disorders are often reluctant to seek treatment — in […]
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More work is needed to help Oregon’s girls: Guest opinion

This coming Wednesday, Oct. 11, is the United Nations’ International Day of the Girl. And in Oregon, it’s never been more critical and timely to talk about the plight of our girls in our state. I know the world I want to see for my daughters and the girls who Girls Inc. of the Pacific […]
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Immigrant Army Recruit| Mental Health Shelter – OPB’s Think Out Loud

A U.S. Army enlistment program designed to recruit immigrants with specialized skills in exchange for expedited citizenship has been put on hold, leaving many recruits in limbo. In September, hundreds of enlistment contracts under the program were canceled. Multnomah County has been awarded a $2 million grant to help reduce racial disparities in jails. One way they plan on […]
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RISE program offers mental health skill building for students

A new school-based mental health program aims to help Hermiston students deal with the emotional and social challenges they face on a daily basis. The district has partnered with the Umatilla County Health Department to create the Resilience, Inspirational, Success Education program. RISE offers small-group sessions for students at every school level, and targets specific skill […]
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Our view: Need is clear for psychiatric hospital | Editorials 

The lack of mental health care options in Eastern Oregon comes up in nearly every circle. Schools and hospitals and police and prisons and parents and courts and even mental health professionals themselves talk about the burden shouldered by our communities because there aren’t adequate facilities and funding to treat mental illness in a comprehensive […]
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State’s biggest youth prison gets $52 million upgrade, including new ‘cottages’ 

The new living quarters feature birch wood, rooms awash in sunlight and fanciful murals featuring swirls of color and wildlife. Each kid has a room of his own, complete with a large chalkboard for doodling. They’re called cottages but make no mistake: MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility is a prison for teenage boys and young men, […]
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Air Pollution | Mental Health Program – OPB’s Think Out Loud

The University of Washington’s Julian Marshall joins us to explain the significance of a 10-year air pollution study that found that air quality improved overall, but was worse for people of color, regardless of income. In Lane County, people struggling with mental health can now fill out a voluntary mental health consent form, providing medical details […]
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HRSA Awards $3,832,251 to Oregon Health Centers to Tackle Mental Health and Fight the Opioid Overdose Crisis

Today the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) awarded $3,832,251 to 23 health centers in Oregon to increase access to substance abuse and mental health services. “No corner of our country, from rural areas to urban centers, has escaped the scourge of the opioid crisis,” said HHS Secretary Tom Price, M.D. Source: HRSA Awards $3,832,251 […]
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Lane County starting voluntary mental health registry to stem arrests of residents with mental illness

Local health and law enforcement officials hope residents suffering from mental illness will cooperate in a new effort to keep them out of the Lane County Jail. Under the initiative, people with mental health troubles, prior to experiencing a crisis or episode, will be able to fill out a mental health consent form, describing their […]
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Shielding immigrant mothers from deportation benefits their children’s mental health

A new study in the journal Science shows that the debate over unauthorized immigrants is not just an political issue; it’s also a mental health issue. The Trump Administration has a few days to decide whether to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA. The program protects some young unauthorized immigrants from deportation and […]
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