“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 […]

Governor Kate Brown Vetoes HB3355

Governor Kate Brown Vetoes HB3355

Being an Advocate Matters! Governor Kate Brown Vetoes HB3355 HB 3355 was designed to authorize licensed clinical psychologists to prescribe psychiatric medications.  This bill was passed by both the House and Senate because of the huge access issues to mental and behavioral health treatment we all face in Oregon.  While […]

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 […]