The quarterly Opal Network meeting will feature a special topic and panel: Jobs for Mental Health Peer Support. Panel: Gina & Bob Nikkel, and Laura Van Tosh.

  • Forum
when Aug 30, 2011
from 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM
where Eugene, Oregon Public Library
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contact phone 541-345-9106
attendees All welcome.
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Free public forum by Opal Network

Future of Jobs for
Mental Health
Peer Support in Oregon!

Welcome three expert panelists from out of town:

**  GINA NIKKEL, PhD, Executive Director

Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health


Long-time national leader in movement led by mental health consumers/psychiatric survivors 

**  BOB NIKKEL, MSWExecutive Director, Jefferson Behavioral Health, Inc.

Plus your questions, comments and news!

Date: Tues., 30 August 2011

Time: 2 pm to 4 pm

Where: Eugene Public Library

Bascom-Tykeson Room

100 W. 10th Ave., Eugene

All are welcome. All agencies and groups that work in mental health are encouraged to share your news.

We especially invite mental health consumers and psychiatric survivors to attend, join and speak out! Opal Network amplifies your voice!

Free refreshments. Sign language with 72 hours notice. Wheelchair accessible.

The Opal Network is a Lane County coalition to support the voice, empowerment and self-determination of users of mental health services. Get involved!

Started in 2007, this quarterly free public forum in Eugene is named after Opal Whiteley [1897-1992], an author with a psychiatric diagnosis who was lived in Lane County.

Thank you to Opal Network Sponsors:

  • **  Center for Family Development
  • ** City of Eugene Equity & 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
  • **  ShelterCare
  • **  Trauma Healing Project

More info: 541-345-9106

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