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Anna Putnam on road back from bipolar disorder

Portland Tribune, April 14, 2016 Anna Putnam will always remember the day her mind snapped. “I remember exactly where I was and when,” Putnam says. “I was watching the Oregon vs. Oregon State Civil War football game on TV in … Continue reading

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Chris Kalonji told authorities he would die that day, before officers made it come true

The Oregonian, Feb. 27, 2016 An Oak Grove teen fatally shot by Clackamas County deputies during an apparent mental health crisis at his apartment last month told authorities that he was going to die that day, court documents say. About ninety … Continue reading

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What happened to Chelsea Fresh

Chelsea Fresh, 29, died Nov. 20, 2014 after being shot four times by Beaverton police officers James Beane and Daniel Coulson.  Fresh, who had pointed an unloaded rifle at police, was diagnosed with bipolar disorder.  Toxicology tests showed she had … Continue reading

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Dave Dahl, of “Dave’s Killer Bread” fame, comes clean about his bipolar disorder

KOIN-6, Oct. 9, 2014 Inmates don’t like to tell on themselves, says Dave Dahl. But during his time in prison, he did, and it saved his life. Dahl, who opened successful bread company Dave’s Killer Bread after years spent in prison, … Continue reading

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Dave Dahl reaches “guilty except for insanity” deal with prosecutors for ramming his SUV into two Washco cop cars

Willamette Week, Oct. 8, 2014 Dave Dahl, co-founder of Dave’s Killer Bread arrested last fall for ramming two Washington County sheriff’s patrol cars with his Cadillac Escalade, has reached a deal with prosecutors that will find him guilty except for … Continue reading

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World Mental Health Day: Daniel Johnston has bipolar disorder, but it doesn’t make him “less” than any other artist

Daniel Johnston has been mentioned as one of the greatest living songwriters – by none other than David Bowie.  He also has bipolar disorder, which has caused lengthy hospital confinements, unexpected life changes, and… an enormous catalog of wonderful music. … Continue reading

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Study: Military suicides result not from deployment, but from mental illness, addiction, other factors — same as civilians

By James Dao, The New York Times, August 6, 2013 In the largest study of its kind, military medical researchers have concluded that deployments to war zones and exposure to combat were not major factors behind a significant increase in … Continue reading

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‘The Other Side’ – new video shares stories of recovery from mental illness, addiction

By Linda Rosenberg, President & CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health, June 21, 2013 Ever wondered what it’s like to live with a mental illness or addiction? Is there hope? Is help available? The Other Side ― an award-winning 5-minute … Continue reading

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