Tag Archives: Oregon State Hospital

Beyond the Cuckoo’s Nest

How Portland and Oregon Have Historically Dealt with Mental Illness—and What It Means for Us Today The Portland Mercury, Oct. 5, 2016 One of the oldest mental hospitals in the US is the still-standing Friends Hospital in Philadelphia. Founded in … Continue reading

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Opinion: More options, not more beds

The Register-Guard, April 21, 2016 When a state psychiatric hospital has empty beds, it’s a good sign for Oregon’s health system and for people who struggle with mental illness. While a March 22 Register-Guard story focused on unopened beds at … Continue reading

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Junction City institution remains costly and half occupied step backwards

The Lund Report, April 13, 2016 The view from behind the gray concrete walls of the Oregon State Hospital in Junction City looks out upon the yellow-green bucolic plain of the Willamette Valley to dark green foothills on both sides … Continue reading

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Junction City facility celebrates 1st anniversary – half empty

Note: The Mental Health Association of Portland opposed building this institution. For example, see our op-ed in the Register-Guard, “Junction City hospital the worst way to treat mentally ill.” Oregon State Hospital officials are celebrating the first anniversary of the … Continue reading

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