Will mental health consumer empowerment be part of the Oregon Governor’s transformation of Lane County mental health care?

  • Forum
When Jul 31, 2012
from 02:55 PM to 03:30 PM
Where Eugene Public Library, Oregon
Contact Name
Contact Phone 541-345-9106
Attendees All welcome
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Opal Whiteley is remembered in this mural in downtown Cottage Grove. Gov. Kitzhaber’s re-make of Oregon’s public health system is moving forward quickly in Lane County.

Will mental health consumers have a voice? Will mental health peer wellness specialists be hired?

Speaker panel followed by your comments:

  • • SHAWN CLARK of Salem is the Oregon mental health system’s state-wide Coordinator of Mental Health Peer Support Services.
  • • LIBBIE RASCON is a mental health consumer peer support worker.
  • • BRUCE ABEL is Manager of LaneCare, soon-to-be part of Trillium.

Date: Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Time: 2 pm to 3:30 pm

Where: Eugene Public Library
Bascom-Tykeson Room
100 W. 10th Ave., Eugene

Everyone is welcome! Free refreshments.

Mental health consumers and psychiatric survivors are especially invited to attend!

The Opal Network is a nonprofit Lane County coalition founded in 2007 to support the empowerment, voice and self-determination mental health service clients.

This free quarterly public forum is named for the Lane County author Opal Whiteley [1897-1992] who was confined for nearly 50 years in a psychiatric institution.

Thank you to Opal Network sponsors:

• Center for Family Development

• City of Eugene Equity and Human Rights Center

• Direction Service

• Lane County Mental Health Consumer/Survivor Advisory Council

• Lane Independent Living Alliance

• Laurel Hill Center

• MindFreedom Lane County

• NAMI Lane County

• Oregon Consumer/Survivor Coalition

• Oregon Family Support Network

• PeaceHealth Behavioral Health Services

• ShelterCare

• Trauma Healing Project

• White Bird Clinic

Info 541-345-9106 oregon.united@gmail.com

Accessible. Sign language with 72 hours notice.

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