“Every Family Deserves to be Heard and Understood.”

OFSN is a statewide non-profit organization that supports families who are raising a child with significant mental health challenges. We provide education, support and advocacy for individual families and support systems.  Our services are community based to meet the unique needs of families, and therefore may look a little different in every community. Some of our services include: Providing referrals, information, training and emotional support to families. Helping families connect with other families who are raising a child with significant […]

Action Needed to Help Prevent Deep Cuts in Medicaid Funding

Action Needed to Help Prevent Deep Cuts in Medicaid Funding

At OFSN we believe one of the best strategies to use addressing policy concerns for children, and youth experiencing emotional, mental or behavioral health challenges and their families, is to know as much as possible about what is going on at the local, state and national level in politics. Here is some new information for us all to be watching: The U.S. House plan through the American Health Care Act is known to be difficult for many Americans, […]

Media’s Influence on Youth Suicide

Media's Influence on Youth Suicide

Health officials urge parents and families to talk about suicide and emotional distress A variety of resources and tips are available for discussing mental health and emotional well-being PORTLAND, OR––With a recent increase in public awareness related to suicide and mental health, Oregon health officials are reminding parents and families about resources and information available for reaching out to loved ones. “Parents and health care providers know that television shows, popular movies and other entertainment can have a […]