Cascadia CEO discusses Oregon mental health system

Cascadia CEO discusses Oregon mental health system

Cascadia CEO Derald Walker had a chance to sit down with Ken Ackerman of Comcast Newsmakers and talk about the non-profit he helms and the state of the mental health system in Oregon. They discuss what went wrong with the transition in the 1980’s from institutionalization to community treatment, and how many of these individuals with mental health challenges are now imprisoned. The challenges in helping people recover is great, but we know how to do it – an appropriate level of funding with best practices treatment programs. Watch the interview below.

2017-10-04T21:01:16+00:00