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Review: Katie Watkins’ new performance piece, “Schizo,” explores brother’s life with schizophrenia

By Jonathan Frochtzwajg, The Oregonian, August 17, 2015 In her new, solo performance piece “Schizo,” which runs through Aug. 29, theater-artist-about-town Katie Watkins explores her brother’s near-lifelong struggle with schizophrenia. Performing on a minimalist set made up mostly of assorted lamps, Watkins, an … Continue reading

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‘Beautiful minds, beautiful hearts’: Nobelist John Nash, wife die in car crash

By Jenny Westberg, Portland Mental Health Examiner, May 25, 2015 John Forbes Nash, Jr., a mathematician who rode the line between genius and madness all the way to a Nobel Prize, died Saturday in a car crash on the New … Continue reading

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Virtual reality machine helps hospital staff understand schizophrenia

KGW.com, May 14, 2014 With the help of a virtual reality machine, Portland’s Adventist Medical Center is teaching employees what it’s like to [have schizophrenia]. “We believe they need to have a better understanding of mental illness so they can … Continue reading

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Schizophrenia Oral History Project collects voices

The New York Times, May 8, 2014 The psychologist Lynda Crane found that of the many injuries inflicted by schizophrenia, the greatest could be the pain of being forgotten. Just naming the illness somehow erased the person, something she learned … Continue reading

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First Person Singular: Having schizophrenia — and being part of a group

By Michael Hedrick, The New York Times, Feb. 27, 2014 I still remember the first group therapy session I went to after I got out of the hospital. I was 20 and had been diagnosed with schizophrenia after a road … Continue reading

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Melanie Carlson, 23, deals with her voices and unusual experiences with the help of EASA

By Anna Griffin, The Oregonian, Oct. 4, 2013 Melanie Carlson understands how the recent mass shooting at the Washington, D.C., Navy Yard happened. Same with the rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School last year, and the one at an Aurora, … Continue reading

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First Person Singular: A therapist at OSH explores betrayal and voice-hearing

By Pamela Birrell, PhD, Psych Central, Oct. 2, 2013 Note: This story is based on what actually happened in one instance of psychotherapy. Names and details have been changed to protect identities. It was 25 years ago. I was a … 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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