In the Portland Metro Area 1 person dies every other day from a drug overdose. Mental Health America ranked Oregon 51st in the nation for access to mental health and addiction services. And while hospitalizations for medical and surgical complications of substance use disorder are skyrocketing, they are increasing more in Oregon than any other state.Read More
Portland’s 18th Annual Diversity Employment Day Career Fair is coming up quickly! It's Wednesday, February 14, 2018, from 11 am until 3 pm at the Expo Center.Read More
They'll be your guide, mentor, and a friend when the going gets tough. They're called Peer Support Specialists and they're a valuable resource to the Judiciary of Guam's therapeutic courts.Read More
Winter is finally upon us. And in Multnomah County, that means colder weather, lots of rain and less sunlight. Combined, that’s a recipe for what we call the ‘Winter Blues’, which describes feelings of sadness that occur as soon as the weather changes.Read More
When O’Nesha Cochran teaches medical residents about adverse childhood experiences in patients, she doesn’t use a textbook.
Instead, the Oregon Health & Science University peer mentor walks in the room, dressed in what she describes as the “nerdiest-looking outfit” she can find.Read More