Eyes & Ears – October 2011

Clipart NewspaperHere’s the October 2011 edition of Eyes & Ears, a mental health consumer run newsletter for consumers, their friends & family and mental health professionals.

Download and read the October 2011 issue at:

Online Reading Version of Eyes & Ears – with links
Full article version of Eyes & Ears – for printing

Contact the editor at eyes.ears@cascadiabhc.org

Included in this issue:
* Portland Police using new ‘step back” training to deal with people in mental health crisis
* Oregon group wants to rein in use of mental health drugs
* Time to rev up drug treatment
* A hospital, not a prison
* New mental hospital would harm patients, community
* Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) contacts
* Oregon Health Authority meeting on health care transformation packs the room in Portland
* Extra on the online version with links: On language & stigma: Crazy Talk; Alarming increase in suicides has Portland’s first responders calling for help; New HIV/Aids funding; Hospital release law results in confusion; recovery: The Lived Experience of Rehabilitation; and more
* Coming Events: Rethinking Psychiatry general meeting Oct. 19th; The Medicated Child

Besides other news there are a variety of listings of meetings, services, support groups, job opportunities and more.

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