Dear Opal Network supporter,
A decade ago here in Eugene, Oregon we formed an informal coalition of more than a dozen agencies that work on mental health.
Our goal: To increase the empowerment and self-determination of mental health consumers and psychiatric survivors here in Lane County, Oregon.
We are planning a fun event for October 2019 for Opal Network.
We have two more planning meetings before this event and we hope you attend one or both.
For a flyer about the below information, click here:
The first planning meeting is being held as part of the next MindFreedom Oregon grassroots meeting, which can be found on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/599661783770501/
Here is the text from the flyer:
Save the Date: Free October Public Event by Opal Network
Creativity & Mental Wellness in Lane County
Music, Art, Poetry for Empowerment in Mental Health
You are invited to be a planner for this special Fall celebration!
Where: Trauma Healing Project
1100 Charnelton St., Eugene, OR
1st Planning Mtg: This Fri. 9/6/2019
2 pm – 3 pm
2nd Planning Mtg: Fri. 10/4/2019
2 pm – 3 pm
Main Event: Tues. 10/29/2019
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Hosts: Christina Peirsol & David W. Oaks
Your ideas & time are important for this fun community gathering. Help plan & join in the excitement!
All are welcome. All agencies and groups that work in mental health in Lane County are encouraged to send representatives.
We especially invite mental health consumers and psychiatric survivors to attend & speak out!
A Lane County coalition to support the self-determination, voice and empowerment of clients of mental health services. Get involved!
Started in 2007, this free public forum in Eugene is named after Opal Whiteley [1897 – 1992], a famous author with a psychiatric diagnosis who was born and raised in Lane County.
Thank you to Opal Network Sponsors:
• Aciu Institute • Center for Family Development • Direction Service • Eugene Office of Human Rights • Lane County Mental Health Consumer/Survivor Advisory Council • Lane Independent Living Alliance • Laurel Hill Center • MindFreedom Oregon • NAMI Lane County • Oregon Consumer/Survivor Coalition • Oregon Family Support Network • PeaceHealth Counseling Services • Sexual Assault Support Services • ShelterCare • Trauma Healing Project • White Bird/CAHOOTS
Sign language if 72 hours notice.Dear Opal Network planner,