A free panel and public forum in Portland, Oregon, USA about how mental health consumer/psychiatric survivor groups can work together in Oregon and throughout the USA.

  • Convention
when Feb 15, 2008
from 04:00 PM to 05:30 PM
where Multnomah County Central Library, Portland, Oregon, USA
contact name
contact phone (541) 345-9106
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Free Panel and Public Forum in Portland, Oregon, USA on:


Forming a New State-Wide Coalition in OREGON

of Mental Health Consumers and Psychiatric Survivors!


All are welcome and invited!






Main Public Meeting Room

Multnomah County Central Library

801 S.W. 10th Avenue

Portland, Oregon, USA


For maps, directions, etc., see:








A panel will speak briefly about how mental health consumer/psychiatric survivor groups can work together in Oregon and throughout the USA.


Then we hear from YOU in a moderated public forum — your questions, comments, experiences, input!




* DAN FISHER, MD, PhD. of Massachusetts.


After a diagnosis of schizophrenia and psychiatric institutionalization, Dan became a psychiatrist. He now directs the National Empowerment in Center in Massachusetts which he co-founded in 1992. Dan helped launch The National Coalition of Mental Health Consumer Survivor Organizations. About half of USA states now have state-wide organizations that belong to this new coalition.


* DAVID OAKS of Eugene, Oregon


David directs MindFreedom International which unites 100 grassroots groups in an independent coalition to win human rights and alternatives in the mental health system. David is a psychiatric survivor.


* ROLLIN SHELTON is a long-time leader for transformation in the mental health system who has been diagnosed with a psychiatric disability. Rollin is director of the nonprofit organization Peer LiNC Oregon (formerly OCTA)/MHAO based at Portland State University’s Regional Research Institute.


* YOU! All are invited! Mental health consumers, psychiatric survivors, mental health workers, family members, advocates and concerned members of the public. Your questions, feedback, concerns, ideas are welcome.






It is time for mental health consumers and psychiatric survivors to unite for a strong state-wide voice!


It is time to support the principles of empowerment, self-determination, recovery, human rights and a full range of alternatives and choices for our well being throughout Oregon!


It is time for all who care about these important issues to support this voice!


One year ago a number of mental health consumer and psychiatric survivor groups supported the adoption of a mission statement and tenets for an Oregon Consumer/Survivor Coalition (OCSC).


A dozen groups have joined, OCSC is now incorporated, and draft bylaws are being prepared, all without funding from the State of Oregon.


This year it is time to launch OCSC. Let us hear your ideas, enthusiasm, suggestions, feedback and questions. Bring a friend!






Free. Wheelchair accessible. Free refreshments.


For more information about OCSC contact Mark Fisher at mfisher88@msn.com


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For more information about the 15 February 2008 meeting contact the MindFreedom Oregon office at (541) 345-9106 or lane@mindfreedom.org.






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See you there! Thanks!