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April 23, 2021

May 6, 2021

April 13, 2021

Inside UHS' second crack at building a psychiatric hospital outside Portland

We must prioritize mental health services in our schools

Opinion: Don't let mental health system fail our children

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April 6, 2021

Oregon Needs More Inpatient, Psychiatric Beds


March 11, 2021

Certificate of Need process for proposed Wilsonville psychiatric hospital concludes

"Our current approach to serving children, adults, veterans and seniors experiencing mental illness, or in the midst of mental health crisis is not working." 

Dr. Satya Chandragiri

Past President of Oregon Psychiatric Association

Mental Health by the Numbers


Oregon's current ranking in the nation for prevalence of mental health issues and access to behavioral health services.




Reported prevalence of severe mental illness in Oregon.



The estimated number of Oregonians experiencing severe mental illness.




Number of reported suicide deaths in
 Oregon in 2019.


The percentage of Oregonians with severe mental illness that are able to access the state's behavioral health services.



The percentage of people with mental illness who report needing more services.