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Work in 2017 will include –

  • Curating the history of mental illness and addiction in Oregon on this web site.
  • Development of the Oregon Law & Mental Health Conference, June 16 at the Doubletree Hotel in Portland.
  • Writing articles and editorials for newspapers in the Portland area. In 2015 we wrote articles on mental illness, addiction and police accountability for Street Roots, The Oregonian, The Skanner, and the Portland Mercury.
  • Providing archival and historical information about mental illness and addiction in Oregon for students, clinical and business professionals, agency leaders, educators, attorneys and police, and for people in recovery.
  • Promoting the documentary film, “Alien Boy: The Life and Death of James Chasse.
  • Giving on-the-record independent interviews for journalists, students and educators.
  • Presenting film events and public speakers on subjects such as recovery from mental illness, police accountability, alternative recovery methods, and Oregon’s mental health bureaucracy.

  • The Mental Health Association of Portland is a 501 C 3 nonprofit organization, EIN 20-0138570. The organization receives no support from governments, foundations, corporations, churches or other nonprofit organizations. Your contribution to the organization is tax deductible.

    Your contribution helps us raise the voices of thousands of of people living with mental illness in Oregon on issues of access to treatment, housing, job training, medical expertise, peer support, and abuse in jails and from police officers.