Exploring Alternatives in Oregon’s Mental Health System
Please join us to help plan more Rethinking Psychiatry events and identify opportunities to take the mental wellness movement in Oregon to the next level. Lectures take place at the First Unitarian Church, 1011 SW 12th Ave., Portland, Oregon. 7:00 -9:00pm
Dr. Neil Falk of Multnomah County’s Early Assessment and Support Alliance (EASA)
The Early Assessment and Support Alliance (EASA) is an outreach and treatment program for young people from age 15 to 25 experiencing the first symptoms of psychosis. The goal of the program is to prevent more significant problems by intervening early in the illness.
Cindi Fisher will talk about her experience using direct action to protest the treatment of her son in Washington’s psychiatric system and organizing other mom’s into the ‘MOMS Movement’
The MOMS. Movement’s Mission is to educate, support and actively advocate for the human rights and dignity of our loved ones, especially including voice and choice while in the mental health systems; and the transformation of the mental health system through empowering and rebuilding communities where hearts heal. It includes Mothers, Fathers, survivors, friends and allies.
Cindy has fasted 100 days, walked solo 85 miles, and this summer organized with other moms to walk 100 miles to raise awareness, talk to the WA governor’s office, and the CEO of Western State Hospital in Tacoma WA. Come and hear Cindi Fisher talk about their 100 mile journey and how these bold and courageous actions have opened closed doors, inspired a community building vision and how you can help make a difference.