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Budgeting to Promote "Culture Change"
We will have to set priorities in the state budget. Those disability programs and services that promote recovery, choice, self-determination and integration should be at the top.
Declaration for Mental Health Treatment (2012)
A guide to planning for the mental health treatment you would want in a crisis. This edition was updated December 2012.
Declaration for Mental Health Treatment (2012)
A guide to planning for the mental health treatment you want in a crisis. This edition was updated December 2012.
Advocates and Peers in MH System Under Attack in Washington
People with mental illness are the latest target for a Congressman who wants to defund advocacy services and peer services and replace them with forced treatment. For almost 30 years, DRO has fought for better hospital care and more community services. Let your member of Congress know why the voice of service recipients should not be silenced.
The ADA, USDOJ and OSH
The Department of Justice is widening its investigation of Oregon State Hospital to see if Oregon honors patients' Olmstead rights.
Mental Health Law in Oregon - English
 
Debate over forced mental health treatment
This NPR talk show sets out the national debate on mental health. It includes sponsors of a House bill that would make it easier to force involuntary mental health treatment, and The National Disability Rights Network's Curt Decker.
Values of ADA Under Attack
Forces promoting segregation and institutionalization of people with disabilities are gaining momentum. Rights that were won in the ADA must be defended or they may be lost. (Part 1 in a series).
Department of Justice and Portland Police Bureau settlement agreement
A settlement Agreement regarding changes to the policies of the Portland Police Bureau (PPB), adopted by Portland City Council in November 2012. It includes many positive changes that will address some of the issues found in the DOJ’s pattern and practice investigation.
A hospital, not a prison | OregonLive.com
By Guest Columnist Bob Joondeph, Executive Director of Disability Rights Oregon
Advocacy Victory
Advocates preserve $13 million for mental health community housing.
Major Changes for Mental Health System?
The legislature's Ways and Means Committee ponders how to address fragmentation in Oregon's mental health system.
Mental Health System Reform; Chapter II
Quick update from the mental health system and chemical dependency reform meeting.
Mental Health System Reform; Where to start?
A quick response to a big question.
A Day at the Legislature
How a lot of running around in circles can get you somewhere.
Is Mental Cruelty "Torture?"
A reflection on the debate about treatment of terrorist suspects and how Oregon cares for citizens with mental illness.
Oversight of Children's MH Residential
Notes from a legislative hearing exploring possible efficiencies in oversight of children's residential mental health programs.
Advance Directives and Dementia
Events at a legislative hearing concerning the use of advance directives to place people with dementia and people with mental illness in psychiatric hospitals.
If variety is the spice of life, my day at the state capitol on Wednesday was one hot tamale
As legislative committees prepare to shut down, advocacy speeds up
Taking Aim at Discrimination
Firearms bill prompts renewed discussion of assumptions attached to disability.
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