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What happened to Chelsea Fresh

Beaverton officers James Beane and Daniel Coulson ‘justified’ in fatally shooting Chelsea Breeze Fresh Beaverton Valley Times, April 22, 2015 Chelsea Breeze Fresh, 29, was killed on Nov. 20, 2014. She was shot four times outside her home across the … 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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Bipolar disorder treatment and the loss of self

By Linda Logan, New York Times Magazine, April 26, 2013 The last time I saw my old self, I was 27 years old and living in Boston. I was doing well in graduate school, had a tight circle of friends … Continue reading

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Get schooled! Classes and online learning opportunities starting soon

By Jenny Westberg, Portland Mental Health Examiner, May 3, 2013 Along with spring blossoms, this May is bright with learning opportunities for those interested in mental health. With classes ranging from dream interpretation to cinema to living well with bipolar … Continue reading

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