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Moving Her Life Forward, Again

“I don’t think that you can separate the mind from the body.” While working on her PhD at University of Southern California, Margarita S. discovered she was very ill and moved to Oregon for medical [...]

Getting Back on His Feet

Dennis C. thought he was pretty much the same as anybody else. A veteran with honorable discharge and a college degree, he had a good career and a comfortable life. “All of a sudden, it [...]

A Home of Their Own

Family and neighbors to rely on. That’s why it was important to Bianca H. to stay in Northeast Portland, where she grew up. “You have support no matter what. Even if it's a small thing, [...]

Explore the Intersection of Health + Art

Join us for a special evening that explores the intersection of health + art. Artist Meghan Caughey hosts guests at her art studio and shares her experience as an artist whose work addresses health, healing [...]

Charity of the Day – The Oregon Public House

Oregon's only nonprofit pub has selected Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare as the "Charity of the Day" on Monday, August 6​! 10% of all the sales from food and beverages will be donated to help support Cascadia's programs and services.  [...]

Let’s Have the Conversation

In light of some of the high profile completed suicides that happened last week,  Dr. Frederick Staten, Quality Officer, and Dr. Jeffrey Eisen, Chief Medical Officer write about their personal experiences, statistics around suicide and community [...]

Cascadia on MetroEast Community Hotline

Community Hotline: Our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Jeffrey Eisen, sits down with Monica Weitzel from MetroEast's Community Hotline to discuss mental health in our community. Click image above to watch the May 30, 2018 [...]

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental health affects everyone, and breaking down the stigma and the silence surrounding mental health is one of the most important things we can do. This month Cascadia is focused on getting the message out [...]

Grit & Grace

With Grit & Grace local storytellers to shine light on mental health May 17 event will use humor and compassion of personal journeys to raise awareness and end stigma PORTLAND, Ore. –– In celebration of [...]

Oregon Suicide Prevention Advocate Wins National Award

Oregon Suicide Prevention Advocate Wins National Award Meghan Caughey's work shares her journey to find her voice throughout her lived experience PORTLAND, Ore. – Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare's Meghan Caughey was named a winner in [...]

2018 NAMI Walk – Join Team Cascadia

It's that time of year: Sign up and join Team Cascadia for the annual NAMI Walk! ​ NAMI Walks are the largest mental health education and fundraising effort in America. Let's show our community partners [...]

Mental Health First Aid Training

Sometimes first aid isn't a bandage or CPR. Sometimes first aid is YOU. May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and Cascadia is happy to offer our community Mental Health First Aid training every Friday in [...]

We Celebrate Our Counselors in April

There are many definitions of counseling but the definition that we like most is – Counseling helps clients explore their worlds and so discover better ways of thinking and living. That exploration is happening with [...]

Learn About Brain Awareness Week

Here at Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare, we believe that knowing more about your body and learning ways to enhance your overall health, leads to a happier and more fulfilling life. When it comes to your mental [...]

Kevin Love’s Mental Health Revelation

By: Dan Feldman, NBC Sports & KGW Reporter, Katherine Cook  March 7, 2018   Athletes praise Kevin Love for opening up about mental health. I can't imagine how terrifying writing and publishing this was for Love. [...]

March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month

March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month #HaveTheConversation about an often hidden addiction that affects 80,000 Oregonians PORTLAND, OR — In a few short weeks, March Madness will reach a crescendo with an estimated $10 billion in [...]

HEART: Addressing Women’s Mental Health

By KATU Feb 6, 2018     Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare is an organization helping women face mental health challenges through community-based programs, including peer-to-peer services. Beth Epps, Chief Clinical Officer and Deniz Conger, Senior Director of [...]

KGW Toy Drive makes holidays brighter

Each year, with over  100 community partners, the KGW Great Toy Drive benefits more than 120 nonprofit organizations throughout Oregon and SW Washington. This year, Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare’s Child and Family Program received [...]

Street Outreach Team Help Portlanders Experiencing Homelessness

Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare takes on some of Portland’s toughest issues – families facing eviction, chronic homelessness and serious mental health conditions. Cascadia’s team of mental health providers, counselors, and outreach specialists help transition people out [...]

Protect Healthcare for Vulnerable Oregonians

A “Yes” vote on Measure 101 ensures that our state's most vulnerable residents get quality health care. On the January 23 special election, Oregonians will have the opportunity to vote on Measure 101. Approval of [...]

Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare Announces New Logo and Brand Tagline WHOLE HEALTH CARE™ New Brand Identity Aligns With Expanded Health Services and Affordable Housing Model   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  October 16, 2017  Video of new logo [...]

Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare Announces Strategic New Hire

Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare Announces Strategic New Hire Cascadia’s Expansion of Integrated Health Services Draws Appointment of New Primary Care Officer   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  July 17, 2017    PORTLAND, OR – Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare announced today [...]

Cascadia Behavioral Health Marks Mental Health Awareness Month

As of April 1, 2017, Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare has become a Certified Community Behavioral Health Center (CCBHC) as part of a national pilot program to measure the benefits of expanding the integration of mental, substance use and physical health care.

Cascadia’s Gala Bridges a Culture of Caring

With its inaugural Gala, Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare set an exceptional fundraising record in support of the new Garlington Health & Wellness Center due to open spring 2018   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  April 17, 2017    [...]

Building a Culture of Caring

Building a Culture of Caring - The Capital Campaign for Integrated Healthcare The stories of healing, homes and hope come together in this dynamic video that highlights Cascadia's goals for the new Garlington Health & [...]

March is Gambling Awareness Month

  March is problem gambling awareness month. Did you know that around 81,000 Oregonians currently meet criteria for problem or disordered gambling (Moore, 2006)​. Unfortunately only about 2% seek treatment each year. This may be because [...]

Watch: Garlington Construction Underway

Cascadia Garlington Video Series: Garlington Demolition from Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare on Vimeo.   Cascadia's Behavioral Healthcare's Garlington Center building has been a special part of the Eliot Neighborhood for nearly 80 years. We recognize and [...]

Fundraising Challenge Announced

Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare Announces $500,000 Fundraising Challenge Match from FamilyCare Health in Support of Cascadia’s Capital Campaign for New Community Healthcare Clinic FamilyCare Health’s fundraising challenge supports Cascadia’s Building a Culture of Caring capital campaign [...]

Portland Woman Organizes Hike for Mental Health

Christine Dykema will lead a hike through Indian Point Loop to raise awareness and funds for the links between hiking and mental health. Christine Dykema will lead a hike through Indian Point [...]

Cascadia Speaks with KGW About Mental Health

One in five people in Oregon face a mental health challenge. Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare's CEO, Derald Walker and Trillium's Lynn Logan joined KGW's Straight Talk host, Laural Porter to discuss mental health and how we [...]

Celebrating the Transgender Community

The month of November celebrates Transgender Awareness Month and the month of December celebrates Youth Transgender Awareness Month.  According to a 2016 Williams Institute study, 1.4 million adults in the United States identify as Transgender. [...]

Garlington Center’s Move & Temporary Location

During the construction process for the new Garlington Center, which will combine affordable housing, a community wellness center, behavioral healthcare and primary healthcare, the current Garlington staff and services are being temporarily relocated.

Incorporating Wellness Into Recovery: Cascadia’s Peer Wellness Program

At Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare, this work of supporting the Eight Dimensions of Wellness for individuals with mental and/or substance use disorders is a priority, and an ongoing effort of the Oregon nonprofit. In fact, Cascadia is one of the largest nonprofit safety net behavioral healthcare providers in Oregon focusing on mental health, addiction, and integrated health services. Their focus on wellness allows them to serve people in local communities in innovative and effective ways.

Learn About Clove, Cascadia’s Service Dog

by Senior Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Sandra Wilborn Clove at 10 weeks old The path to becoming an Assistance Dog is long and arduous. From birth, puppies are slowly introduced to [...]

KGW Live Chat Replay: Depression & Suicide Warning Signs

Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare is taking part in KGW's Speak Up for Mental Health campaign, which is focusing attention on the treatment of mental illnesses and some of the challenges that mental health can have on quality of life.

Compliance Is No Guarantee of Safety

by Senior Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Sandra Wilborn As I awoke to the news of yet another young, black man being shot and killed by police, my heart began to ache. As I [...]

Central Library Brings A Cascadia Social Worker On Board

Susan Voss-Rothmeier walks the halls of Portland's Central Library, a bag slung over her shoulder and a clipboard of resource lists in her hands. She looks for opportunities to discreetly approach people and quietly ask if she can be of help.

Raising Mental Health Awareness Through Art

May is Mental Health Awareness month and art has proven to be a contributing factor to a person’s mental well-being. Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare's Art Program started a year ago after clients collectively voiced that they wanted a way to [...]

The Brave One: Speaking Out About Mental Health

Anna Putnam is on her way back from bipolar disorder. Putnam was accepted into a group home in Oregon City operated by Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare, where the staff worked with her to find the proper formula of medication that helped control her dopamine levels, but still let her feel her emotions.

MMT Awards $750,000 for Garlington Center

Meyer Memorial Trust Awards $750,000 for Cascadia’s Garlington Center Project   — Funds will support building a new integrated behavioral healthcare clinic and 50+ affordable apartments for Northeast Portland – A center offering innovative, holistic care [...]

Garlington Center Project Reaches Critical Milestone

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, July 21, 2015 PORTLAND, OR – This week Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare reached a critical milestone in its campaign to rebuild Garlington Center into a first-of-its kind development that will provide integrated [...]

Garlington Center Focus: Video on Rev. Garlington

Each week, hundreds of people walk through the doors of Cascadia’s Garlington Center in Northeast Portland to get the help they need. The video below includes archive news footage and home video about the center's [...]

Garlington Wellness Garden Work Party

Wednesday, June 3 PORTLAND, OR — Volunteers from New Seasons Market’s Williams Store will lend a hand and help build a new trellis for the Garlington Wellness Garden in Northeast Portland this Wednesday, June 3, 2015 from [...]

Garlington Center

A renewal project offering HEALING, HOMES & HOPE for the people of Portland Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare is pleased to announce efforts to renew amenities and services along Portland’s historic NE Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard corridor. The [...]

Cascadia Partners with Multnomah County

Cascadia hosted the grand re-opening of one of its programs on Monday, December 8, 2014. In collaboration with Multnomah County’s Mental Health & Addictions Services Department, Cascadia’s new and improved Harriet Court will provide much-needed [...]

Cascadia to host grand re-opening of Harriet Court

PORTLAND, OR – Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare will host a grand re-opening of Harriet Court (7505 SE Henry Street, Portland, OR 97206) on Monday, December 8, 2014 beginning at 2:30PM. In collaboration with Multnomah County’s Mental [...]

Cascadia presents “Fear No Music”

Cascadia Presents “Fear No Music” – An Evening Celebrating Composers with Mental Illness, featuring the works of Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Schumann and more. Please join us! Date: Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 8:00 PM Venue:  Secret [...]

Healing Hurt People’s Positive Impact

Joshua Latham from Healing Hurt People, a hospital-based violence intervention program at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, works around the clock with victims of shootings, stabbings and assaults to offer the tools they need to end [...]

New Senior Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

As Cascadia strives toward becoming a more vibrantly diverse organization to better serve the communities in which we work and live, we are strategically focused on providing culturally competent, integrated care for our people and [...]

Meghan Caughey tells her story in the Lund Report

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 [...]

Healing Hurt People in focus by Portland Observer

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 [...]

Alisha Moreland of Healing Hurt People on KBOO

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 [...]

Cascadia scores at Bowling for Hope

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 [...]

On OPB: The recovery of Cliff Bedell with OPHI

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 [...]

More healthcare integration at Cascadia

In addition to the recently launched Oregon Partnership for Health Integration (OPHI) at Cascadia (along with Outside In), we are pleased to announce another integrated healthcare program. This partnership with Oregon Health & Science University's Richmond [...]

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 [...]

Give by December 31

Cascadia friends, you have through Monday, December 31 to give your gift to Cascadia in 2012 while receiving excellent benefits in return. The Willamette Week offers a slew of excellent incentives for donating through the [...]

Donate to Cascadia through the 2012 Give!Guide

Every year the Willamette Week encourages donations to Portland area organizations through the Give!Guide, and this year Cascadia is honored to be one of 110 non-profits working to raise collective Give!Guide donations of $1.7 million. [...]

2011 ANNUAL REPORT!

Check out our 2011 Annual Report for details on the impact we've made in the past year, and to see how far our dollars go toward helping the most vulnerable people in our community.

Mental Illness: What Felesia Otis Wants Us To Know

In The Skanner, Cascadia Board Member Felesia Otis shares her story of a son's life touched by mental illness. Felesia Otis says it’s hard to pinpoint the moment when her son Keaton became mentally ill. As [...]

Timbers Army sends Cascadia consumers to the game

For the second year in a row, the Timbers Army included Cascadia on its short list of organizations that they support with tickets to the popular local Major League Soccer team's pre-season games. From Angela [...]

New York Times profiles mental illness success stories

Written by Benedict Carey of the New York Times, Lives Restored is a fascinating read. It's a series of profiles about people who are functioning normally despite severe mental illness and have chosen to speak out about their struggles. [...]

Oregon group wants to rein in use of mental health drugs

Meghan Caughey, Senior Director of Peer and Wellness Services at Cascadia, was featured in an Oregonian article about the growing debate over the long-term efficacy of psychiatric drugs. The article profiles a few individuals in [...]

Cascadia Board Chair Rick Cagen departs

The Board of Cascadia BHC announces the departure of Chair, Rick Cagen, an expert navigator during Cascadia’s financial crisis. He’s assuming the role of president of Silverton Hospital Network, precipitating this change. At the same [...]

Mental Health Studied To Help Prevent Officer Shootings

A group of local police and mental health experts are in their ninth month of studying how to eliminate unnecessary Portland police encounters with people suffering from mental illness and have reviewed 40 nonfatal encounters [...]