OCSC Statewide Gathering: Success!

On Wednesday, the 10th of October 2012, about 90 mental health consumers, survivors, and their allies met at the Portland Marriott Waterfront Hotel in Portland, OR. October 10th was also internationally recognized as World Mental Health Day.

People from all over Oregon were there, exchanging ideas on how to promote positive legislative changes for consumers. The photo on left shows OCSC board member Becky Edens of Tillamook, OR on the Oregon coast, on the left. With the microphone on the right is fellow board member Chris Cooley, an from Ontario, OR on the eastern side of the state. Chris was joined by several other consumers from groups representing eastern Oregon.

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Governor Kitzhaber Meets With Mental Health Consumer/Psychiatric Survivor Leaders

Governor Promises to Issue Written Statement of Support for “Shared Goals”

Oregon’s Governor John Kitzhaber met face-to-face today in his office with a delegation representing the united state-wide voice of Oregonians diagnosed with psychiatric disorders, Oregon Consumer/Survivor Coalition.

(above) OCSC Secretary Mark Fisher of Grants Pass, Oregon Governor John Kitzahaber, OCSC President Rebecca Eichhorn of Salem, and OCSC Board Member David Oaks of Eugene, pose for photo after meeting on 13 June 2012.

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Successful OCSC Strategic Retreat!

Oregon Consumer/Survivor Coalition (OCSC) – Strategic Retreat Report

With unusually sunny weather from 19 to 21 October 2010, at a beautiful rural conference center outside of Salem, Oregon — the Aldersgate Retreat — 40 leaders of mental health consumer and psychiatric survivor organizations successfully gathered to create a Strategic Plan for our state-wide coalition, OCSC. The OCSC community would like to extend our deep appreciation to all who helped.

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