Mental Health Facility to Open in 2014

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — After years of planning, it’s full speed ahead for a new mental health facility. The Oregon legislature approved full funding for the project Monday. The secure, three-story state mental health hospital will serve 174 patients. Most of the patients in the state system have been convicted of a crime, but found … Continue reading »

Mental Health Resources Available

EUGENE, Ore. — In light of recent events, like the tragedy in Newtown, mental health is becoming an important issue across the country. Lane County Public Health wants to make sure people know about mental health resources that are available. Overall, 33 percent of Oregon adults report poor mental health. In Lane County in 2005 … Continue reading »

State of Mental Health in Lane County

EUGENE, Ore. — The tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut spurred a nationwide debate surrounding gun control in our nation. The tragedy also highlighted the state of mental health in our country. It forced states to look at their services. Lane County is leading the way when it comes to providing health care. Like many counties across … Continue reading »

Drug Drop Box Coming to OSU

CORVALLIS, Ore. — An anonymous way of disposing drugs is coming to Oregon State University. It was spearheaded by the campus’ Active Minds chapter, an organization that promotes mental health and well-being. Students will be able to drop off leftover prescription drugs, no questions asked. “There has been a few losses here at OSU so … Continue reading »

Health Managers Push for Education

EUGENE, Ore. — National Public Health Week is in full swing, and Lane County health managers are pushing education. Each floor of the Health and Human Services Building has a special purpose dedicated to health of the community. Floor one focuses on basic health care. The first thing you see is the Charnelton Health Clinic. … Continue reading »

Residents Voice Concerns About 4J Cuts

EUGENE, Ore. — Emotions soared as community members pleaded with the 4J School Board on a number of issues. Main concerns Wednesday night focused on the school district cuts to mental health services and libraries along with the change to the school schedule. Dozens of people turned out for the meeting. Some residents talked about … Continue reading »

County Holds Mental Health Discussion

LANE COUNTY, Ore. — Mass shootings spanning the country really spotlighted mental health. Lane County Health and Human Services put on a presentation to discuss the issue in-depth. The recent gun violence in the U.S. prompted many Americans to do some soul searching. With so many tragic events, everyone seems curious about mental health issues, … Continue reading »

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