Cascadia's Senior Director of Peer Wellness Services, Meghan Caughey, opens up about her career choice and recovery with schizophrenia. Excerpt from the Lund Report: "Meghan Caughey was diagnosed with schizophrenia at 19. Now, after years of working with her illness, she stands out as an instigator of change in mental healthcare services across Oregon. Not [...]
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Join the Mental Health Association, the Psychiatric Security Review Board and Cascadia for an informative evening about what's happening at the PSRB. April 29 OHSU Auditorium Reception - 6:00 PM Presentation - 7:00 PM Presentation by Juliet Follansbee, JD, Executive Director of the Psychiatric Security Review Board Opening remarks by Joseph Bloom, MD, Emeritus Professor of [...]
Cascadia CEO Derald Walker had a chance to sit down with Ken Ackerman of Comcast Newsmakers and talk about the non-profit he helms and the state of the mental health system in Oregon. They discuss what went wrong with the transition in the 1980's from institutionalization to community treatment, and how many of these individuals [...]
Dr. Alicia Moreland and Healing Hurt People discussed Cascadia's hospital-based gang violence intervention program in a recent Portland Observer article. Here's a quote from Dr. Moreland: "We had a lot of people in my family who were ill, we’d go to hospitals here in the Portland area and there just weren’t a lot of people [...]
Cascadia's Director of our gang violence intervention program, Healing Hurt People, took to the KBOO airwaves to talk about how the program helps African-American youth. The discussion centered around its innovative approach to violence reduction, how Portland’s program models several similar demonstration projects across the country, and what are the opportunities and challenges specific to Portland. [...]
Cascadia prides itself on having some of the best (and nicest) nurses in healthcare. These are individuals who have dedicated themselves to serving those in the community living under the most challenging circumstances that are exacerbated by symptoms of mental illness and substance abuse. One such nurse, Margaret Ngai, offered up a little about herself [...]
Inspired by Mental Health Awareness Week, enthusiastic Cascadia vendors gathered at Grand Central Bowl on October 12 to compete in Bowling for Hope, a fundraiser for Cascadia. Nine teams from a few Cascadia vendors bowled alongside our team, The Striking Cascadians - Adidas, Enterprise Rental, Comcast, Providence, Moss Adams, Almar, Key Bank, and Bullard Law. [...]
Kristian Foden-Vencil of OPB sat down with OPHI client Cliff Bedell and Peer Wellness Coach Sybil Berkley to hear their stories of recovery and support. The interview paints a personal picture of this federal grant-funded program that Cascadia started early in 2013, and shows how essential it can be for people in recovery. Thanks Christian [...]
From the National Council: Far too often, mental illnesses and addictions make the headlines only in the wake of tragedies, while stories of hope and courage get little attention. The National Council for Behavioral Health is proud to bring you 50 stories of recovery in a special issue of National Council Magazine to commemorate the [...]
Chad Brown, of the Healing Hurt People advisory board, founded a program called Soul River. He has found that connecting veterans and inner city kids with nature (through fishing) enhances healing and their sense of purpose in the world. This is the kind of program which compliments the goals of Healing Hurt People, to intervene [...]