Mental Health America of Oregon (MHAO) is a peer-run state affiliate of Mental Health America. Mental Health America of Oregon has been in existence in various capacities since the 1970s. MHAO is currently a 501(c)(3) organization, with more than 35 years of experience as a consumer-run advocacy, education and networking organization.


Belief in recovery changes lives! The Alternatives Conference has offered the newest and best information about peer recovery approaches for almost thirty years. This year, we focus on the power of believing in ourselves, our cultures, and each other. Belief in the promise of peer support and recovery, along with the evidence to support it, has transformed the mental health system and helped grow a national and international community of peers and supporters. Once each year, we gather together to share in a mutual learning process, highlighting our gifts and contributions. The Alternatives Conference reignites our passion and strengthens our commitment to create a world that honors us as full, contributing members of our communities. We are compassionate, and caring leaders who seek to build a better future by learning from each other and moving forward together.

Mental Health America of Oregon 

10150 SE Ankeny St, Suite 201A, Portland, Oregon 97216