Tag Archives: Dammasch State Hospital

Legislature Proposes to Raid Community Mental Health Housing Trust Fund

From NAMI Oregon via Disability Rights Oregon The Co-Chairs of the Joint Ways and Means Committee want to raid the Community Mental Health Housing Trust Fund of $5.8 million — half of the fund — to balance this year’s budget. … Continue reading

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From its inception, Wilsonville complex for people with mental illness unlike any other in country

From the Oregonian, August 13 2009 Gwen Watson picked up her acoustic guitar, gently placed her fingers along the frets and softly launched into John Denver’s “My Sweet Lady.” Her silky soprano soared effortlessly into the song’s upper register as … Continue reading

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Defusing crises dispelling myths

From The Oregonian, November 9, 2006 Two years ago deputies responding to a call of a resident disturbing the peace shot and killed the woman after she charged them with a knife. The residents, a Clackamas County mental health worker … Continue reading

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Lack of psychiatric beds burdens health care system

From The Portland Business Journal, February 5, 2006 Urgent-care patients from Portland get sent to facilities Over a recent holiday weekend, three Portland-area patients needing emergency mental health care were sent out of town for help. One patient ended up … Continue reading

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Oregon’s mentally ill largely left to fend for themselves out in communities

By Robert Landauer – editorial columnist for The Oregonian, April 21, 1996. Not available elsewhere online. Imagine Oregon’s seriously mentally ill patients leaving psychiatric hospitals. Picture them skiing down the slope of that graph over there. See them gliding into … Continue reading

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Police learn their lessons on handling the mentally ill

By Robert Landauer – editorial columnist for The Oregonian, April 18, 1996. Not available elsewhere online. “Police shootings in August 1994 of two mentally disturbed women in less than a week shocked and appalled Portland and Gresham.” “The cream of … Continue reading

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Holladay Park out as crisis center site

From the Oregonian, February 2, 1995 – not online Plans to site a mental health crisis center at the former Holladay Park Hospital in Northeast Portland building are dead. Howard Klink, deputy director of the county Community and Family Services … Continue reading

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Crowd Blasts State Plans to Shut Down Dammasch

The Oregonian, October 3, 1994 They came — 60 men and women, nurses, social workers, friends and kin of the mentally ill. They came to point out the needs of the mentally ill, to mourn and to protest the closing … Continue reading

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