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MindFreedom is one of the dozen groups that supports and encourages Oregon Consumer/Survivor Coalition. MindFreedom is providing a web folder here with information about OCSC. These web pages are not owned by or run by OCSC itself. OCSC itself does not yet have a web site, and when one is created we will announce that.

OCSC -- Oregon Oregon Consumer/Survivor Coalition -- unites more than a dozen groups in Oregon run by mental health consumers and psychiatric survivors. Incorporated in August 2007, board launched in April 2008, OCSC is taking off!

Flyer (PDF) for 10 Oct. 2012 Oregon Statewide Consumer/Survivor Gathering

(Published: Jul 17, 2012 03:15 PM)
Here's a one-page PDF for the free 10 October 2012 gathering that Oregon Consumer/Survivor Coalition (OCSC) is holding in Portland, Oregon. Please download, print, forward (only 336 KB).

Oregon Mental Health Consumer/Survivor Statewide Gathering

(Published: Jul 17, 2012 03:15 PM)
Free state-wide gathering of Oregon mental health consumers and psychiatric survivors will be sponsored by Oregon Consumer/Survivor Coalition (OCSC), preceding the national Alternatives conference.
Event time: 2012-10-10 (13:00-16:00)

Oregon Consumer/Survivor Coalition (OCSC)

(Published: Jul 17, 2012 03:12 PM)
Thanks to Malcolm Aquinas who created this logo for OCSC, Oregon Consumer/Survivor Coalition.

Free Webinar: Coalition Building 101: Mental Health Consumers & Psychiatric Survivors Find Common Ground with Each Other & Allies

(Published: Sep 27, 2011 11:35 AM)
This is a free webinar you can view either live now, or later via archive. Co-presenters are Nancy Snider and David Oaks, both of the board of directors of OCSC (Oregon Consumer/Survivor Coalition). David Oaks is also executive director of MindFreedom International. Nancy Snider directs Project Able.
Event time: 2011-09-30 (11:00-12:30)

Here are a few of the OCSC activities

(Published: Sep 27, 2011 11:30 AM)
Calendars of activities and events related to Oregon Consumer/Survivor Coalition (OCSC)

OCSC board members Amy Zulich and Rebecca Eichhorn

(Published: Apr 29, 2011 03:05 PM)
Amy Zulich (left) and Rebecca Eichhorn (OCSC board president) at the Oregon State Capitol after meeting with a health policy advisor to Governor Kitzhaber.

Information on Oregon's "final draft" 2010 Olmstead Plan.

(Published: May 18, 2010 08:17 PM)
Every USA State must have a plan to show how they are helping people inside psychiatric and other institutions get integrated into least restrictive alternatives in the community. Here's how to read Oregon's latest draft.

Final Draft of Oregon's May 2010 Olmstead Plan

(Published: May 18, 2010 08:00 PM)
Each state is required to have a plan about how to place people from psychiatric institutions into the community. You may download a PDF of Oregon's "final draft" plan for implementing Olmstead in Oregon. Note: Only the first 17 pages are the actual plan, and is a pretty quick read. The rest of the 110 page document is supplemental information.

Information about Oregon mental health system Olmstead plan

(Published: May 18, 2010 07:56 PM)
Every US state must have an "Olmstead Plan." Simply put, this came out of a 1999 US Supreme Court decision that each state must help people in psychiatric institutions get out into the community. Here's info on Oregon's plan.

New President of the OCSC Board: Rebecca Eichhorn

(Published: Aug 06, 2008 01:05 PM)
A short profile on Rebecca Eichhorn, the new OCSC board president.

Oregon Consumer Survivor Coalition delegation meets with Oregon's governor

(Published: Jul 22, 2008 02:40 PM)
A report on the recent meeting between the OCSC, Mental Health America, and Governor Ted Kulongoski.

News release: Launch of the Oregon Consumer/Survivor Coalition Board

(Published: Apr 26, 2008 08:34 PM)
On 22 April 2008, a state-wide teleconference launched the board of directors of the new OCSC, or Oregon Consumer/Survivor Coalition. Here's the news release, and how you can become active.

Oregon Consumer/Survivor E-mail Lists for News & Discussion

(Published: Apr 10, 2008 06:10 PM)
The Oregon Mental Health Consumer/Psychiatric Survivor Coalition has two e-mail lists that are open to anyone: a news list with occasional announcements and alerts, and a discussion list so that those interested can 'talk' with each other. Here's how to sign up.

OCSC Bylaws

(Published: Mar 18, 2008 05:25 PM)
After asking for input and changes, here are the revised bylaws. The plan is to adopt these in April 2008. Attorney David Atkin drew up the bylaws based on input, and they were modified based on feedback. Please download this MS Word version 200804. Comments and questions can be e-mailed to Mark Fisher at mfisher88@msn.com

An MS Word version of the flyer for the 15 February 2008 panel in Portland.

(Published: Feb 05, 2008 05:49 PM)
This is an MS Word version of the flyer for the free panel and forum to be held in Portland on Friday, 15 February 2008 to help launch the new coalition of Oregon mental health consumer and psychiatric survivor organizations.

PDF of flyer for OCSC panel on 15 February 2008

(Published: Feb 05, 2008 05:47 PM)
This is a PDF version of the flyer for the free panel and forum to be held in Portland on Friday, 15 February 2008 to help launch the new coalition of Oregon mental health consumer and psychiatric survivor organizations.

Flyer for OCSC panel in Portland on 15 February 2008

(Published: Feb 05, 2008 05:44 PM)
Here is a flyer you may download to help publicize the free panel and public forum about building a state-wide coalition in Oregon for mental health consumers and psychiatric survivors. Please print out and distribute. You may choose between a PDF or MS Word document.

Map of Oregon's Counties

(Published: Dec 28, 2007 01:59 PM)
Here is a map provided by the State of Oregon map of Oregon's 36 counties.

Map of Oregon's Mental Health Organization Regions

(Published: Dec 28, 2007 01:54 PM)
Here's a map you may download that shows, as of Jan. 2008, the counties that are in each of the eight regions for Oregon's "Mental Health Organizations."

Oregon's Congressional Districts Map

(Published: Jul 06, 2007 06:05 PM)
Here's a handy map of Oregon where you can view our US Congressional districts. Just be sure to click the buttons on right hand side for "visible" and "active" next to "congressional districts." Then hit "refresh." Other layers let you add towns, roads, etc.

ODOT region map

(Published: Jul 06, 2007 06:01 PM)
The Oregon Department of Transportation has a helpful map that divides Oregon into a few geographical "regions," paying attention to barriers between populations such as mountains, etc. This is not based on population density, it is based on the "natural" way there are barriers between Oregonians based on the "lay of the land."

Oregon maps

(Published: Jul 06, 2007 05:58 PM)
From the start of launching the Oregon Consumer Survivor Coalition, there is interest in geographic diversity and inclusion, despite the low resources we have available. Here you will find maps that may help in planning OCSC geographic representation.

Grant won for start-up of OCSC

(Published: Jul 05, 2007 08:17 PM)
McKenzie River Gathering has awarded a 2007 grant of $8,000 to MindFreedom Oregon to provide technical assistance for the start-up of the Oregon Consumer Survivor Coalition. Here are excerpts from the successful grant application and budget.

OCSC Assembly

(Published: Apr 27, 2007 08:20 PM)
Each of the groups that has approved the proposal for the Oregon Consumer/Survivor Coalition, submitted the name of a representative, and been approved by the start-up committee. Here's a list in order of approval.

MS Word file of Oregon Consumer Survivor Coalition (OCSC) Proposal [13 Feb. 2007]

(Published: Feb 13, 2007 04:15 PM)
You may download an MS Word file of a one-page proposal to start-up a coalition in Oregon of mental health consumers and psychiatric survivors organizations [modified and uploaded 13 Feb. 2007].

PDF file of Oregon Consumer Survivor Coalition (OCSC) Proposal [13 Feb. 2007]

(Published: Feb 13, 2007 04:13 PM)
You may download a PDF file of a one-page proposal to start-up a coalition in Oregon of mental health consumers and psychiatric survivors organizations [modified and uploaded 13 Feb. 2007].

News: Oregon Consumer Survivor Coalition Proposal

(Published: Feb 12, 2007 04:20 PM)
Oregon groups of mental health consumers and psychiatric survivors have created a steering committee for a state-wide alliance called "Oregon Consumer Suvivor Coalition" (OCSC). You are invited to participate. Here are the latest news updates.

Oregon map

(Published: Jan 24, 2007 01:47 PM)
This is a basic overall map of Oregon. You may click on the button just below the map to see a larger-sized view.

Oregon Consumer Survivor Coalition proposal (text)

(Published: Jan 24, 2007 01:42 PM)
Here is the text of a proposal for the OCSC - Oregon Mental Health Consumer/Psychiatric Survivor Coalition -- as revised 12 February 2007 by Tom Wilson from suggestions received (thanks Tom!). You may download a PDF or MS Word version at the bottom. The boards of Oregon groups are invited to vote to endorse this proposal and offer a liaison to the Start-Up Committee.

Forming a New State-Wide Coalition in Oregon of Mental Health Consumers and Psychiatric Survivors

(Published: Jan 24, 2007 11:40 AM)
A free panel and public forum in Portland, Oregon, USA about how mental health consumer/psychiatric survivor groups can work together in Oregon and throughout the USA.
Event time: 2008-02-15 (16:00-17:30)

Contact info for OCSC

(Published: Jan 24, 2007 11:40 AM)
Here is how to reach OCSC by postal mail and e-mail.
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