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Afro Flow Yoga

Happy Black History Month! :) This month I had the pleasure of meeting and working with Leslie and Jeff Jones, creators of Afro Flow Yoga! They use dance and music to help people heal, from racial trauma and more! They also work closely with Bessel van der Kolk, author of The Body Keeps the Score. Their mission is as follows: Experience live music, meditation, yoga and dance of the African Diaspora. Connect with our Earth, Sky, and Heart in an inclusive and diverse circle of non-judgement. I...

Young adult in Oregon creates free mental health access app

As many of you know, a recent report from Mental Health America highlights the fact that Oregon has some of the highest rates of mental illness and substance use challenges in the nation -- yet we have fewer resources to get treatment and mental health care. An incredible young woman, Amanda Southworth, 20, taught herself to code and create apps when she was just 13 years old. She has recently developed an app to help increase access to care for mental health: Aetheria. Aetheria is a free...

OHSU-PSU Report Findings show a 49% gap in select services for substance use disorder prevention, harm reduction, treatment and recovery

OHSU-PSU School of Public Health researchers collaborated with the Oregon Health Authority and the Oregon Alcohol and Drug Policy Commission to lead an unprecedented study that inventoried and analyzed the gaps in select services for substance use disorder prevention, harm reduction, and treatment and recovery, bringing health equity issues to the forefront in Oregon. The data shows the state would need to double its services to adequately address the current health needs of Oregonians...

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