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Opal Network Meeting in Lane County, Oregon

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All who support the voice of mental health clients in Lane County, Oregon are invited to this quarterly meeting of the Opal Network coalition meeting. This will be the 11th quarterly meeting, and all are welcome.

What
  • Meeting
When Dec 29, 2009
from 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Where Singer Room, Eugene Public Library, Oregon
Contact Name
Contact Phone 541-345-9106
Attendees All are welcome, especially mental health consumers and psychiatric survivors.
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The Opal Network*


We are a Lane County coalition to support the voice, self-determination and empowerment of mental health clients. Join us! All are welcome.


When: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Where: Singer Room
Eugene Public Library Main Building
100 W. 10th Ave., Eugene
(Seating limited to the first 26 people, so come early!!)

Activity: Roundtable discussion of OPAL Network’s plans for meetings in 2010 and socialize  

All are welcome. All agencies & organizations that work in the mental health field in Lane County are invited to send representatives to this meeting. We especially encourage mental health consumers and psychiatric survivors to attend and join in!

Free refreshments. Discuss how we can all unite to support people diagnosed with a psychiatric disability in Lane County. Address: • discrimination • human rights • the need for alternatives • advocacy • homelessness • police training • public education • and other concerns. Free event. Wheelchair accessible. Sign language interpreter if given 72 hours notice.

Co-sponsoring groups so far include: Lane Independent Living Alliance (LILA), City of Eugene Subcommittee on Human Rights and Mental Health, Laurel Hill Center Client Council, ShelterCare, MindFreedom Lane County, Lane County Mental Health Consumer/Survivor Advisory Council, LaneCare, OFSN,  Life & Universe, White Bird, Trauma Healing Project, SAFE/Wonderland, Center for Family Development, Direction Service and Siuslaw Outreach Services.

For more info, e-mail lane@mindfreedom.org or phone 541-345-9106.

*This alliance in Lane County is named after Opal Whiteley (1897 - 1992). Opal was a famous author with a psychiatric diagnosis who lived in Lane County.

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