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OPHI helps consumer with significant step in his healthcare

OPHI, Cascadia’s integrated healthcare program helps consumers manage their mental and physical health needs. Recently, a Royal Palm residential consumer had a major breakthrough due to help from the program. Filling out paperwork may not seem like a great challenge to most of us, but to some of our consumers it’s a huge hurdle to [...]

Open Meadow High School raises $1895 for Healing Hurt People

The students at Open Meadow High School decided in May that they would strive to raise $2000 for Cascadia's newest program, Healing Hurt People, which opens this month. Through the PGE Foundation's Community 101 program they raised a whopping $1895! Community 101 was tasked with securing four agencies to fund, and interviewed well over 15 wonderfully deserving not [...]

Help Community 101 & Open Meadow High Raise Money for Healing Hurt People

Come June, a new program partnership, Healing Hurt People, opens at Emanuel Medical Center. The cool kids at Open Meadow High School are more than half way to their goal of raising $2000 for the new program that helps males of color who have experienced violent trauma. Please support their efforts and HHP by donating today. Thanks. [...]

Mental Illness is a Brain Disorder: Thomas Insel, MD at TEDxCalTech

Thomas Insel, MD, Director of NIMH makes a very interesting case for the obstacles we create by insisting we use the label "behavioral disorder" instead of calling it what these disabilities really are: brain disorders. "We wait until we see a behavioral problem that represents a symptom and only then do we intervene, when in [...]

Mental illness: A difficult diagnosis with sometimes deadly consequences

From The Oregonian, March 2, 2013 When something as horrific as the Sandy Hook Elementary shootings occurs, human nature tells us to seek rational explanation, to ask why. That question doesn't get us very far. "I don't think anybody is an expert in this kind of thing," said Bonnie Nagel, a neuropsychologist at Oregon Health [...]

Cascadia CMOO, Maggie Bennington-Davis, part of important “call to action” panel

Maggie Bennington-Davis, Cascadia's Chief Medical and Operations Officer, was handpicked to represent the viewpoint on solutions mental illness in our community for a Call to Action panel convened by U.S. Attorney Amanda Marshall in partnership with the Citizens Crime Commission. The summit took place on February 13 at the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. District Courthouse [...]

Key Oregon lawmaker says it’s time to pay for mental health

On February 6 Oregon's behavioral healthcare system received a boost from the floor of the Legislature when one of its longest serving members called for a large increase in funding for mental health programs. Cascadia and its partners around the state have struggled for years to maintain the most basic of services for thousands of [...]

Multnomah County Chair Jeff Cogen proposes Mental Health First Aid

The Oregonian, February 1, 2013 -  Cogen expects the county, using contract trainers, to begin offering intensive, two-day seminars later this summer to "front-line responders" such as county workers, non-profit agency employees, teachers and even Portland police officers. "We're basically talking about anyone who is in a role to have direct contact with potentially vulnerable [...]

Cascadia’s Clackamas Problem Gambling Program in the spotlight

A front page article in the Clackamas Review, Beating the odds on addiction, recently profiled the many issues problem gamblers face and how they get help from Cascadia's Clackamas Clinic. Read the article

Derald Walker, CEO to present at upcoming OPEN MINDS Conference for Health & Human Services

As part of its 2013 Performance Management Institute, OPEN MINDS has chosen Derald Walker to be a panelist that brings in his expertise with managing the massive changes in Oregon behavioral healthcare. The panel is titled Managing Risk-Based & Performance-Based Contracts: How To Succeed In Moving Beyond Fee-For-Service. OPEN MINDS executive education events have become the ‘go [...]

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