Mental health

Disability Rights Oregon protects and advocates for the rights of people who have a mental illness or perceived mental illness.

DRO receives funding from Protection & Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness (PAIMI) (42 U.S.C. § 10801, P.L. 106-310), which authorizes P&As to protect and advocate for the rights of people with mental illness and investigate reports of abuse and neglect in facilities. It is administered by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Learn more about the PAIMI program through this video:


Our publications:

Mental Health Law in Oregon – Fourth Edition

Involuntary Medication Hearing Handbook – First Edition

Can I Plan Now For The Mental Health Treatment I Would Want In A Crisis?

Our most recent posts about mental health news:

Jails & Prisons: Youth Held at NORCOR

County backs NORCOR, calls for change (Hood River News, 12/20/2017) Wasco using juvenile detention (Dalles Chronicle, 12/20/2017) Editorial: The Dalles Chronicle, Time to review juvenile jail powers (12/16/2017) NORCOR Juvenile Center Says Reports Of ‘Psychological Harm’ Are Exaggerated (OPB News, 12/15/2017) Changes seen at juvenile jail facility (Dalles Chronicle, 12/14/2017) Report author explains response to… Continue Reading Jails & Prisons: Youth Held at NORCOR