A new behavioral health program opened this fall at Salem-Keizer’s Career Technical Education Center, with space for 60 high school juniors and seniors to learn about therapy, crisis response and other in-demand lines of work.
Tag: MENTAL HEALTH
At a roundtable discussion with U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden and the head of the federal office overseeing Medicaid, many expressed frustration with outdated rules and regulations.
South Salem High School students at a Saxon Strong club meeting on Dec. 6, 2021 (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter) Ava Templeton knows how unhelpful well-intentioned friends and adults can be for teenagers struggling with depression. The 17-year-old South Salem High School senior has had people offer unsolicited advice when she’s sought[Read More…]
In a world of smartphones, new project wants to give Salem teens better tools to protect mental health
Liberty House Child Abuse Assessment Center. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter) Kelley Parosa wants to get more families talking about how they spend time online. Parosa, who works to prevent child abuse at Salem’s Liberty House, said they too often see kids and teenagers struggling with depression or anxiety fueled in part[Read More…]
A mental health awareness sign along 17th Street in Salem on Dec. 1 (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter) Firearms instructor Brett Bass grew up in a gun-owning household. He joined the Marines, became an expert marksman, and found himself employed as a gun range manager in a Seattle suburb. One day, his[Read More…]
Willamette University senior Brendan McGonigle wants to encourage more young men to talk about mental health (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter) When Brendan McGonigle was a freshman at Willamette University, he lost a childhood friend to suicide. The event spurred McGonigle, now a senior exercise and health science major, to do more[Read More…]
Oregon State Hospital (Salem Reporter/file) Reforms to Oregon’s system for dealing with those unfit to stand trial aren’t working as planned, with judges challenged to find local treatment options for those they used to send to the Oregon State Hospital. As a result, the state hospital has not seen a[Read More…]