Washington’s Native and Strong Lifeline assists a journey of healing
The Native and Strong Lifeline provides mental health support to Native people in crisis across Washington state.
As life on the farm gets even harder, Oregon considers joining the drive for mental health help
Farmers are two to three times more likely to die by suicide than the general public. Oregon lawmakers are considering a bill that would provide state money to support a suicide helpline for people who work the land.
With new license, Portland business owner will go from talking about psychedelic mushrooms to growing them
Oregon has awarded its first license to actually manufacture the mushrooms that will be used in legal psilocybin-assisted therapy sessions. That license went to the company Satori Farms PDX in Portland, which now has a whole new business plan.
In rural Oregon, there’s a higher need for mental health care, but few options
Outside of Oregon's urban areas, a mental health crisis can mean a long drive or an ambulance ride over the mountains to get the right level of care.
Oregon doesn’t have enough treatment or housing for people with mental illness
Oregon's system for people with profound mental illness is broken. We examine two major problems and two promising strategies.
Oregon kids in crisis are not getting the help they need
There are not enough beds - or therapists - in the state for children with the most intense needs.
Oregon’s many mental health crises
OPB talked to experts throughout the state to learn about several of the most pressing elements of the crisis — and about promising strategies to address the many problems.
Health care organization plans to convert former hotel in Seaside into housing
The health care organization CareOregon has purchased a former Red Lion Hotel in Seaside with the goal of turning it into both workforce housing and permanent supportive housing for people with behavioral health needs.
US Health and Human Services secretary, Gov. Kotek highlight youth mental health needs at Portland school visit
U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra was in Northeast Portland Monday at a roundtable on youth mental health with Oregon Gov. Tina Kotek.
In Lane County, report shows suicide rate is much higher than national average
A report found that one in four Lane County residents who died by suicide was a veteran or military service member. Half of the people who died during the period of the reporting had some history of a mental health problem.