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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