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Union Members Voice Concern Over Correctional Officers' Working Conditions

OPB | Sept. 01, 2015

Long, stressful hours have high costs for Oregon corrections officers.

Youth Suicide In Idaho

OPB | June 22, 2015

Idaho ranks among the highest rates of youth suicide in the nation. We'll hear how state officials are approaching the problem.

How Childhood Trauma Affects Adult Health

OPB | May 19, 2015

We explore how research into Adverse Childhood Experiences is being used around the country and in Oregon.

Lawmakers Take On Mental Health Issues

OPB | April 27, 2015

A few bills working their way through the current legislative session would change Oregon's approach to mental health treatment. 

Overseeing Portland's Department Of Justice Settlement

OPB | Feb. 12, 2015

THURSDAY: We talk with Dennis Rosenbaum, the compliance officer/community liaison for the city's settlement with the U.S. Justice department over police use of force.

Planning For a Psychiatric Emergency Room In Portland

OPB | Dec. 08, 2014

MONDAY: The city wants to create a place for police to bring someone who is experiencing a mental health crisis.

Reacting To The Portland Portland Police Bureau Settlement

OPB | Sept. 02, 2014

TUESDAY: We'll explore the elements and implications of the settlement agreement between the Department of Justice and the Portland Police Bureau.

Exploring The Impact Of A Ruling On Autism Treatment

OPB | Aug. 14, 2014

THURSDAY: This week a court ruled that denying a popular but expensive autism treatment violates state and federal law.

Bumps In The Road To Health Care Transformation

OPB | July 23, 2014

WEDNESDAY: Mental health treatment is a point of contention between Multnomah County and the CCO that serves Oregon's three most populous counties.

Oregon State Hospital Honors Thousands in Cremains Memorial

OPB | July 07, 2014

MONDAY: We'll talk about the opening of a memorial that honors the remains of thousands of unclaimed patients found on the grounds of Oregon State Hospital.

Court Ruling Says Judges Can Force Some Defendants To Take Anti-Psychotic Drugs

OPB | March 25, 2014

TUESDAY: The Oregon Supreme Court ruled March 20 that judges can order mentally ill defendants to take anti-psychotic medication under certain circumstances.

How Police Officers Talk A Would-Be Jumper Down

OPB | Nov. 04, 2013

MONDAY: What's it like to try to talk would-be jumpers out of taking their own lives, as Portland Police officers did recently on the Vista and Fremont bridges?

Junction City Gets a Psychiatric Hospital

OPB | July 17, 2013

We discuss the Oregon Legislature's decision to build a psychiatric hospital in Junction City.

Expanding Mental Health Care In Oregon

OPB | May 31, 2013

We'll find out more about a bill in the legislature that would significantly expand mental health services in Oregon.

Understanding PANDAS

OPB | May 29, 2013

The mother of the Albany high school student arrested for allegedly plotting an assault on the school says he has a rare condition linked to strep.

Joe Bell Begins Walk Across The Country To Honor Jadin

OPB | April 23, 2013

Joe Bell has begun a two-year walk across the country to honor his son Jadin, who killed himself this winter after experiencing bullying.

Crime Rates Increasing In Medford

OPB | March 26, 2013

Crime is on the rise in Medford, Oregon. Some say increases in drug use and drug trafficking are the biggest causes.

Documenting The Life And Death Of James Chasse

OPB | Feb. 20, 2013

We'll talk with Brian Lindstrom, the filmmaker of the new documentary of the life and death of James Chasse, who died in police custody in 2006. 

Getting Mental Healthcare To Transition Age Youth

OPB | Jan. 09, 2013

Several years ago, the state found that Oregon youth age 16-25 were 80 percent less likely to get the mental health care they need compared with other age groups. How have things changed since then?

What Mental Health Resources Do Parents And Kids Need?

OPB | Jan. 02, 2013

What resources do parents need when their kids struggle with behavioral or emotional problems?