Mental health

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

FAQ: How to Request Help from Us

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 Detention

County moves to keep same NORCOR funding (Hood River News, 417/2018) Oregon Human Rights Organizations Request Statewide Oversight Of Juvenile Detention (OPEN Minds, 4/15/2018) HR County may ditch juvenile jail; Budget shortfalls prompts talk of reducing ‘subsidy’ for jail (Dalles Chronicle, 3/19/2018) Audit looks at juvenile detention (Dalles Chronicle, 3/06/2018) Oregon groups call for state… Continue Reading Jails & Prisons: Youth Detention