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Over 30+ warmlines plus webinars, workshops, job postings, special events, consumer input opportunities and more.

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How Events are Sorted:

First, at the top of the list: SAMHSA Disaster Helpline and similar links.

Next in the list: Bundled “All Day” Events for organizations with events happening at multiple times throughout the day and/or in many formats or locations; these are bundled into a single listing to prevent endless scrolling.  Usually these offer a lookup by zip code or other criteria. 

Lastly, Time-Specific Events listed by start time from 12:01am early morning to 11:59pm late night.  Warmlines and places east of Oregon’s time zone tend to start earlier (e.g. 4am in Oregon is 7am in New York).

Apr
21
Sun
2024
00 – Hotlilne – 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline – 24/7 Weekdays & Weekends
Apr 21 all-day

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Oregon is ready for nationwide launch of 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

Starting July 16, people in Oregon and nationwide will be able to call, text or chat 988, a new three-digit number, available 24/7, that will directly connect anyone experiencing a behavioral health crisis to compassionate care and support from trained crisis counselors. The 988 dialing-code connects callers to the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, a network of local crisis call-centers throughout the country. In Oregon, 988 call-centers are operated by Lines for Life statewide, and Northwest Human Services in Marion and Polk counties.

How Does 988 Work?

988 was established in July 2022 to improve access to crisis services in a way that meets our country’s growing suicide and mental health-related crisis care needs. 988 provides easier access to behavioral health crisis services, which are distinct from the public safety purposes of 911 (where the focus is on dispatching Emergency Medical Services, fire and police as needed).

911 continues to operate as it does across the state. For serious and life-threatening situations, 988 call centers work with local mental health providers to support appropriate interventions.

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and Oregon’s 988 call centers are collaborating with 911 Public Safety Answering Points to develop a roadmap on how 911 and 988 can coordinate with each other in the future.

988 crisis counselors are trained to use the least invasive interventions. Oftentimes, responding to a call, text or chat is all that is needed to help someone in crisis. In fact, more than 95 percent of current calls are resolved over the phone.

If a 988 call cannot be resolved over the phone, a mobile crisis team or first responder may be dispatched.

Other important facts to know:

  • 988 is available through every landline, cell phone and voice-over internet device in the United States, as well as text and chat.
  • The current technology for 988 routes callers by area code, not geolocation.
  • 988 is not currently available when phones are locked or do not have prepaid minutes.
  • The transition to 988 does not impact the availability of crisis services for veterans and military service members. They can call 988 and press 1 to connect with the Veterans Crisis Line.
  • For support in Spanish, callers can press 2 to connect with the Red Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio.

The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline has an infographic with more information on what happens when people call, text or chat.

Community partners interested in helping promote 988 can use posters, social media shareables and other materials about 988 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration at samhsa.gov/988. Learn more about 988 in Oregon on OHA’s 988 webpage. Read press release about 988.

04 – Resources – BHRN – Behavioral Health Resource Network – Free Passes Peer Support & Recovery
Apr 21 all-day

 

 

Behavioral Health Resource Network

Per Measure 110 Funding through the Oregon Health Authority, each of the Oregon 36 Counties across the state has at least one BHRN service network, plus there is an Oregon Tribe BHRN.

Follow this link got more information about Measure 110 and BHRN: https://www.oregon.gov/oha/hsd/amh/pages/measure110.aspx

Each BHRN network has 1 or more community partners to ensure access to services for SUD – Substance Use Disorder recovery.

Each BHRN network provides trauma-informed, culturally specific and linguistically responsive services. Services include but are not limited to:

    Screening for health and social service needs.
    Screening and referral for substance use disorder.
    Access to an individualized intervention plan.
    Case management.
    Low-barrier substance use disorder treatment.
    Harm reduction services.
    Peer-supported services.
    Housing.
    Mobile and virtual outreach.
    Referral to appropriate outside services.

BHRN programs and services in Oregon are contracted through June 30th, 2025.

To access BHRN Programs and Services, use the Oregon BHRN Maps Page.

These maps offer Information about the BRHNs, the Partner Organizations, their Service Offerings specific to each BHRN, and additional insights..

INSP – Inspire – Drug Abuse Communities and More – Online via Website or IOS APP – 24/7 – Weekdays & Weekends @ Online via website
Apr 21 all-day
INSP - Inspire - Drug Abuse Communities and More - Online via Website or IOS APP - 24/7 - Weekdays & Weekends @ Online via website

Inspire Support Communities

A place that’s safe for sharing and always free for members

We’ve carefully designed an environment where it’s okay to open up about personal experiences and share sensitive health information. Joining Inspire is — and always will be — free for members.

To Open an Inspire Account, Use this link:https://www.inspire.com/

Inspire: The Vital Health Community

Inspire is the vital community of more than two million patients and caregivers —a carefully designed environment where everyone feels comfortable and safe to open up about personal health experiences and share sensitive health information. These genuine connections instill hope and drive greater understanding. Patients and caregivers from around the world discover advice and information they can’t find elsewhere, and by understanding patients’ rich and varied health journeys on Inspire, researchers and health practitioners around the world are advancing treatments and making breakthrough discoveries.

 

FIND A COMMUNITY OF SUPPORT

Click Here To See Our Support Communities

 

About the Inspire Community Platform

Create A personal Journal

Your journal belongs to you; you may choose to have your journal entries show up in some, all, or none of your communities. Journal entries are generally longer and can be on any topic.

Join Community Discussions

Discussions belong to the community and are generally shorter than journal entries and are meant to encourage conversations between members. For example, if you wanted to ask for other members’ experiences with a particular treatment, you would post a discussion in the appropriate community. If you wanted to talk about your day, something more personal or off-topic, you would post a journal entry.

Create and Manage A Friends List

Friends are other members whom you may grow to trust and want to share more information with, or with whom you want to exchange private messages. You will be able to post journal entries that only your “friends” can read, and you will be able to send messages to your friends through our site without giving out your email address.

Use Inspire A.I. for quick answers

Inspire AI is a new feature on inspire that uses artificial intelligence to provide quick responses to member questions. The responses are automatically generated. The tool leverages a large language model (LLM), similar to what is used for popular tools such as ChatGPT. When you post on Inspire, you can choose whether you want to receive a response from InspireAI in addition to receiving replies from Inspire members. InspireAI is currently available in select cancer communities.

MHAAO – Mental Health & Addiction Association of Oregon – Peerpocalypse – May 6th – 9th, 2024 – In Person Registration Is Closed! – Virtual Registration is Open! @ Online Register for Details
Apr 21 all-day

Peerpocalypse is a national convergence of leaders, emerging leaders, innovators, and peers who want to become more involved in the peer community. Adopting the philosophy that peers bring with them a great deal of knowledge and expertise, the event is about bringing the community together to share information, skills, and experience. Allies are welcome to attend as well. Participants may come across a workshop topic at Peerpocalypse that may be edgy or make you uncomfortable, and that’s okay. Lean into the discomfort and learn.


The History of Peerpocalypse

The Mental Health & Addiction Association of Oregon started Peerpocalypse as mental health conference in 2013. In 2017, MHAAO added addiction as a core component of the conference. We recognize that peers may have lived experience with one or the other. However, we know that many have lived experience with both mental health and addiction.


Why do we need a conference like Peerpocalypse?

Because:

  • Decisions about us continue to be made without us.

  • Too many members of our community are unemployed or underemployed.

  • A quarter of people who are incarcerated experience mental health challenges.

  • Approximately 50% of people who are incarcerated meet the criteria for substance use disorder.

  • Addiction is not just about substance use (i.e.: gambling addiction and other process addictions).

  • Too many members of our community live in poverty.

  • Members of our community die 25 years earlier than the general population.

  • We need to be reminded there is hope.

  • Coming together awakens our energy so we can all keep doing the vital work we are doing.

  • NOTHING reminds us more that we are a strong community than being in one place together and reconnecting as friends and allies.

  • We know what works and we need to share what we know with each other.

  •  When we come together, we can turn the way things are now into the way they should be.


WHERE IS THE CONFERENCE HELD?

Historically, the conference has been held in Seaside, Oregon at the Seaside Civic and Convention Center. In 2019, it was held in Salem, Oregon due to renovations to the Seaside Convention Center. In 2020 and 2021, we pivoted to a virtual forum due to COVID-19 restrictions. In 2022, MHAAO returned to Seaside, Oregon, and hosted its first hybrid conference. Peerpocalypse remains in Oregon to reduce costs to conference participants, and to stay connected to its origins. The convention center boasts two floors. There are hotels located as close as across the street or a few blocks away; as is the beautiful West Coast beach (visit our Participate page to learn about discounted lodging options). To learn more about the Seaside Civic and Convention Center and Seaside attractions visit https://seasideconvention.com/.

As of 2022, Peerpocalypse will be offered as a hybrid conference, meaning we provide both in-person and virtual participation options. Peerpocalypse is held virtually through the Whova app and in person in Seaside, Oregon at the Seaside Convention Center, 415 1st Ave, Seaside, OR 97138.


REGISTRATION FOR THE 2024 CONFERENCE

In Person Registration is Full and is Now Closed

How much is registration, and how do I register?

In-Person Rate – $425 ( CLOSED NO LONGER AVAILABLE)

Virtual Rate – $250

Virtual tickets are UNLIMITED! Register today!

Sign up for our Peerpocalypse newsletter for any future updates about registration, scholarships, and more.

Or, follow us on Facebook and Instagram for real-time updates @mhaoforegon

What is included in the cost of my registration?

All registered participants will have access to over 45 workshop options, four keynote speakers, virtual small group “meet-ups”, and exhibit hall, and will receive a name badge, virtual program, and t-shirt. In-person attendees will also have access to the Peerpocalypse’s Got Talent, the Mad Hatter Dance, and will receive complimentary meals. Stay tuned for a daily breakdown of meals and events!

Be a Sponsor

Be a changemaker and help us achieve our goals! We offer a wide range of sponsorship opportunities for organizations of all sizes. Sponsors will have access to an audience of over 1000 attendees, with logo and ad placements varying based on sponsorship levels (see below). If you are interested in sponsoring this year’s conference, please contact csafar@mhaoforegon.org or call 503-922-2377. See 2023’s sponsors here.

Scholarships

We strive to make Peerpocalypse accessible to as many peers as possible each year. We do that through scholarships for in-person and virtual attendance provided by some of our fantastic community partners. The following are descriptions of the available scholarships:

  • The MetroPlus Association of Addiction Peer Professionals scholarship is available to Certified Recovery Mentors, Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselors, and Certified Gambling Recovery Mentors in Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington counties in Oregon who are certified through MHACBO.

  • The Oregon Statewide Scholarship is provided in partnership with The Office of Recovery & Resilience. It is offered to behavioral health consumers and peers who live in Oregon.

  • OHA is also supporting the Oregon Military + Veteran Statewide Scholarship. This scholarship is offered to behavioral health consumers and/or peers who live in Oregon or work with veterans and military-connected communities in Oregon.

Visit our scholarship page for more information on how to apply. More scholarships may be available soon. Please sign up for our Peerpocalypse newsletter here for updates.


REFUND POLICY

All cancellation requests MUST BE RECEIVED VIA EMAIL topeerpocalypse@mhaoforegon.org. If cancellation is requested on or before April 1, 2024, you will receive a full refund minus a $15-per-person administration processing fee. Starting April 2, 2024, registrations will not be refunded. Registrants who are no-shows for the conference will not receive a refund.

Still have questions?

Contact us at peerpocalypse@mhaoforegon.org or call (503) 922-2377 for more information.

MHAAO – Mental Health & Addiction Association of Oregon – Workshops, Job Fair, Speakers, – Registration is now OPEN – In-Person Seats Area limited
Apr 21 all-day

 

 

 

IN-PERSON SEATS ARE LIMITED. DON’T WAIT!

 

Start your new year off right by signing up for the 11th annual Peerpocalypse peer leadership conference. Registration for in-person and virtual attendance ARE OPEN!

In-person registration: $425

Virtual registration: $250

Your ticket gives you access to our immersive four-day conference, with over 40 workshops, a job fair, after-hours activities, and more! Don’t miss the opportunity to build your network and earn up to 23 Continuing Education Units. Register today!

In-person spaces are limited, so sign up now!

REGISTER FOR PEERPOCALYPSE

Scholarship Updates:

We have postponed scholarship registration until further notice!

We strive to make Peerpocalypse accessible for as many peers as possible each year by providing scholarships that cater to peers and the peers workforce. We have discovered new funding streams that would make more scholarships available for the community; to ensure that registration access is fair, we have postponed scholarship registration until further notice. Please sign up for peerpocalypse emails to stay up-to-date, or follow us on Facebook and Instagram. Thank you for your patience. More to come soon!

In the meantime, here are the scholarships that have been confirmed:

⭐ The MetroPlus Association of Addiction Peer Professionals scholarship is available to Certified Recovery Mentors, Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselors, and Certified Gambling Recovery Mentors in Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington counties in Oregon who are certified through MHACBO.

⭐ The Oregon Statewide Scholarship is provided in partnership with The OHA Office of Recovery & Resilience. It is offered to behavioral health consumers and peers who live in Oregon.

⭐ OHA is also supporting the Oregon Military + Veteran Statewide Scholarship. This scholarship is offered to behavioral health consumers and/or peers who live in Oregon or work with veterans and military-connected communities in Oregon.
STAY INFORMED

✨ 2024 Keynote Presenter Sneak-Peek ✨

 

Paolo del Vecchio – SAMHSA

“Mr. del Vecchio is the Director of the Office of Recovery where he provides leadership for SAMHSA’s efforts to advance recovery across the nation. A person in long-term recovery from mental health conditions and addiction as well as a trauma survivor, Mr. del Vecchio has over 40 years of behavioral health experience as a consumer, family member, provider, advocate, and policy maker. He has been published widely and is a highly sought-after national leader and speaker.”

 

Joseph Green

“I believe in the power of stories and the sharing of lived experiences as tools for connectivity and community building. Once unleashed, I believe that power can change the world for the better… I’ve seen what happens when people begin to feel safe enough to reflect on their own stories. Once you recognize the transformative power of reflecting on your own grit, mistakes, darkness, and light—you build an inner strength that no one can take away from you.”


Support Peerpocalypse

The support and generosity of our sponsors makes this event possible year after year. If you are interested in supporting Peerpocalypse, please email us to learn more about sponsorship levels and benefits, or visit our website at peerpocalypse.com/participate
About Peerpocalypse: Hosted by the Mental Health & Addiction Association of Oregon, Peerpocalypse is a leading opportunity for professional development, networking, and community-building for members of the peer workforce. As people with lived experience, we know what works, and we need to share what we know with each other. Coming together awakens our energy and helps us grow so we can better serve our communities and show up for our peers and one another.

 

CA/OSA – Cocaine Anonymous Online Service Area – Online 12 Step Meeting – DAILY REPRIEVE – 7 Days A Week @ Online Via ZOOM
Apr 21 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

DAILY REPRIEVE

Join Via ZOOM

ID: 852 6648 1221

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85266481221

 

MEETING/GROUP TYPES:

OPEN: Attended by C.A. members, their families, friends and other interested people.
CLOSED: Attendance is limited to C.A. members only.

Cocaine Anonymous Around the World Clock

Pacific Standard Time (PDT) Eastern Standard Time (EDT) Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) British Standard Time (BST) Central European Summer Time (CEST)
July 26, 2023 9:08:36 AM July 26, 2023 12:08:36 PM July 26, 2023 4:08:36 PM July 26, 2023 5:08:36 PM July 26, 2023 6:08:36 PM
Sweden, Stockholm South Africa, Johannesburg Thailand, Bangkok Asia, Hong Kong Australia, Melbourne
6:08:36 PM 6:08:36 PM 11:08:36 PM 12:08:36 AM 2:08:36 AM

Please check the time above for the time zone you are in.  U.S. Daylight Savings and U.K. Daylight Savings happen about two weeks apart. U.K. falls back at 2am Sunday October 25th/U.S. falls back at 2am Sunday November 1st. The schedule can vary and be 1 hour different during that period.

Online Service Area

Cocaine Anonymous is a Fellowship of, by, and for addicts seeking recovery. Friends and Family of addicts should contact Co-Anon Family Groups, a Fellowship dedicated to their much different needs. Some items contained in these pages are published with permission of C.A. World Services, Inc., but this does not imply endorsement of this website by the C.A. World Service Conference or the C.A. World Service Office. The information provided within this website is intended to be a convenience for those who visit our website. Such inclusion does not constitute or imply endorsement by, or affiliation with, the Area or the Districts within. “Cocaine Anonymous World Service Conference Approved Literature. Copyright © 2022 Cocaine Anonymous World Services, Inc. “C.A.”, “Cocaine Anonymous” and the C.A. logo are registered trademarks of Cocaine Anonymous World Services, Inc. All rights reserved.” “In the spirit of Tradition Six, C.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization, or institution. As such, in the Area, District, Service Committees of Cocaine Anonymous and Cocaine Anonymous as a whole does not endorse and is not affiliated with or any of the companies and/or services offered on the site. Any links to external websites or services are only provided as a convenience to our members.”

webmaster@ca-online.org

Apr
22
Mon
2024
00 – Hotlilne – 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline – 24/7 Weekdays & Weekends
Apr 22 all-day

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Oregon is ready for nationwide launch of 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

Starting July 16, people in Oregon and nationwide will be able to call, text or chat 988, a new three-digit number, available 24/7, that will directly connect anyone experiencing a behavioral health crisis to compassionate care and support from trained crisis counselors. The 988 dialing-code connects callers to the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, a network of local crisis call-centers throughout the country. In Oregon, 988 call-centers are operated by Lines for Life statewide, and Northwest Human Services in Marion and Polk counties.

How Does 988 Work?

988 was established in July 2022 to improve access to crisis services in a way that meets our country’s growing suicide and mental health-related crisis care needs. 988 provides easier access to behavioral health crisis services, which are distinct from the public safety purposes of 911 (where the focus is on dispatching Emergency Medical Services, fire and police as needed).

911 continues to operate as it does across the state. For serious and life-threatening situations, 988 call centers work with local mental health providers to support appropriate interventions.

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and Oregon’s 988 call centers are collaborating with 911 Public Safety Answering Points to develop a roadmap on how 911 and 988 can coordinate with each other in the future.

988 crisis counselors are trained to use the least invasive interventions. Oftentimes, responding to a call, text or chat is all that is needed to help someone in crisis. In fact, more than 95 percent of current calls are resolved over the phone.

If a 988 call cannot be resolved over the phone, a mobile crisis team or first responder may be dispatched.

Other important facts to know:

  • 988 is available through every landline, cell phone and voice-over internet device in the United States, as well as text and chat.
  • The current technology for 988 routes callers by area code, not geolocation.
  • 988 is not currently available when phones are locked or do not have prepaid minutes.
  • The transition to 988 does not impact the availability of crisis services for veterans and military service members. They can call 988 and press 1 to connect with the Veterans Crisis Line.
  • For support in Spanish, callers can press 2 to connect with the Red Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio.

The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline has an infographic with more information on what happens when people call, text or chat.

Community partners interested in helping promote 988 can use posters, social media shareables and other materials about 988 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration at samhsa.gov/988. Learn more about 988 in Oregon on OHA’s 988 webpage. Read press release about 988.

01 – Support Line – Racial Equity Support Line w BIPOC Lived Experience @ (503) 575-3764 – 8:30am to 5:00pm PST Weekdays M-F @ Phone
Apr 22 all-day
01 - Support Line - Racial Equity Support Line w BIPOC Lived Experience @ (503) 575-3764 - 8:30am to 5:00pm PST Weekdays M-F @ Phone

 

Crisis / Support Line For Racial Equity Support

503-575-3764
Answered by BIPOC counselors 
M-F from 8:30 AM -5:00 PM PST

The Racial Equity Support Line is a service led and staffed by people with lived experience of racism. We offer support to those who are feeling the emotional impacts of racist violence and microaggressions, as well as the emotional impacts of immigration struggles and other cross-cultural issues.

Many of us experience racism every day.

Unfortunately, we live in a culture where racist acts happen often. From workplaces to housing to healthcare, we know that our communities aren’t getting the same kind of treatment as others.

Experiencing racism can harm our mental wellness.

Whether in small acts, or violent ones, racial bias can have serious emotional impacts. Racism changes how we see the world around us. It’s stressful to worry about how people see us as different or dangerous. It’s exhausting to notice the ways that people treat us as less-than, day in and day out. It’s heartbreaking to turn on the news and learn about more violence against people who look like us.

We get it. And we’re here to talk. To support. To connect.

The person who answers may be a stranger – but we understand what you’re going through. We’ll listen to your situation as you talk through your feelings, and we may offer resources based on what seems most helpful to you.

Call us today at 503-575-3764.

This line is available weekdays from 8:30am to 5pm, Pacific Standard Time.

If you have questions or want to reach the Director of Equity Initiatives, please email Donna Harrell at DonnaH@linesforlife.org.

Toll-Free Access

If you need toll-free access, call any line at Lines for Life and ask to be transferred to the Racial Equity Support Line during its operating hours.

For example, you can call Lines for Life / National Suicide Prevention Line @ 1-877-273-8255 and ask to be transferred to the Racial Equity Support Line between 8:30am and 5pm PST.

04 – Resources – BHRN – Behavioral Health Resource Network – Free Passes Peer Support & Recovery
Apr 22 all-day

 

 

Behavioral Health Resource Network

Per Measure 110 Funding through the Oregon Health Authority, each of the Oregon 36 Counties across the state has at least one BHRN service network, plus there is an Oregon Tribe BHRN.

Follow this link got more information about Measure 110 and BHRN: https://www.oregon.gov/oha/hsd/amh/pages/measure110.aspx

Each BHRN network has 1 or more community partners to ensure access to services for SUD – Substance Use Disorder recovery.

Each BHRN network provides trauma-informed, culturally specific and linguistically responsive services. Services include but are not limited to:

    Screening for health and social service needs.
    Screening and referral for substance use disorder.
    Access to an individualized intervention plan.
    Case management.
    Low-barrier substance use disorder treatment.
    Harm reduction services.
    Peer-supported services.
    Housing.
    Mobile and virtual outreach.
    Referral to appropriate outside services.

BHRN programs and services in Oregon are contracted through June 30th, 2025.

To access BHRN Programs and Services, use the Oregon BHRN Maps Page.

These maps offer Information about the BRHNs, the Partner Organizations, their Service Offerings specific to each BHRN, and additional insights..

INSP – Inspire – Drug Abuse Communities and More – Online via Website or IOS APP – 24/7 – Weekdays & Weekends @ Online via website
Apr 22 all-day
INSP - Inspire - Drug Abuse Communities and More - Online via Website or IOS APP - 24/7 - Weekdays & Weekends @ Online via website

Inspire Support Communities

A place that’s safe for sharing and always free for members

We’ve carefully designed an environment where it’s okay to open up about personal experiences and share sensitive health information. Joining Inspire is — and always will be — free for members.

To Open an Inspire Account, Use this link:https://www.inspire.com/

Inspire: The Vital Health Community

Inspire is the vital community of more than two million patients and caregivers —a carefully designed environment where everyone feels comfortable and safe to open up about personal health experiences and share sensitive health information. These genuine connections instill hope and drive greater understanding. Patients and caregivers from around the world discover advice and information they can’t find elsewhere, and by understanding patients’ rich and varied health journeys on Inspire, researchers and health practitioners around the world are advancing treatments and making breakthrough discoveries.

 

FIND A COMMUNITY OF SUPPORT

Click Here To See Our Support Communities

 

About the Inspire Community Platform

Create A personal Journal

Your journal belongs to you; you may choose to have your journal entries show up in some, all, or none of your communities. Journal entries are generally longer and can be on any topic.

Join Community Discussions

Discussions belong to the community and are generally shorter than journal entries and are meant to encourage conversations between members. For example, if you wanted to ask for other members’ experiences with a particular treatment, you would post a discussion in the appropriate community. If you wanted to talk about your day, something more personal or off-topic, you would post a journal entry.

Create and Manage A Friends List

Friends are other members whom you may grow to trust and want to share more information with, or with whom you want to exchange private messages. You will be able to post journal entries that only your “friends” can read, and you will be able to send messages to your friends through our site without giving out your email address.

Use Inspire A.I. for quick answers

Inspire AI is a new feature on inspire that uses artificial intelligence to provide quick responses to member questions. The responses are automatically generated. The tool leverages a large language model (LLM), similar to what is used for popular tools such as ChatGPT. When you post on Inspire, you can choose whether you want to receive a response from InspireAI in addition to receiving replies from Inspire members. InspireAI is currently available in select cancer communities.

MHAAO – Mental Health & Addiction Association of Oregon – Peerpocalypse – May 6th – 9th, 2024 – In Person Registration Is Closed! – Virtual Registration is Open! @ Online Register for Details
Apr 22 all-day

Peerpocalypse is a national convergence of leaders, emerging leaders, innovators, and peers who want to become more involved in the peer community. Adopting the philosophy that peers bring with them a great deal of knowledge and expertise, the event is about bringing the community together to share information, skills, and experience. Allies are welcome to attend as well. Participants may come across a workshop topic at Peerpocalypse that may be edgy or make you uncomfortable, and that’s okay. Lean into the discomfort and learn.


The History of Peerpocalypse

The Mental Health & Addiction Association of Oregon started Peerpocalypse as mental health conference in 2013. In 2017, MHAAO added addiction as a core component of the conference. We recognize that peers may have lived experience with one or the other. However, we know that many have lived experience with both mental health and addiction.


Why do we need a conference like Peerpocalypse?

Because:

  • Decisions about us continue to be made without us.

  • Too many members of our community are unemployed or underemployed.

  • A quarter of people who are incarcerated experience mental health challenges.

  • Approximately 50% of people who are incarcerated meet the criteria for substance use disorder.

  • Addiction is not just about substance use (i.e.: gambling addiction and other process addictions).

  • Too many members of our community live in poverty.

  • Members of our community die 25 years earlier than the general population.

  • We need to be reminded there is hope.

  • Coming together awakens our energy so we can all keep doing the vital work we are doing.

  • NOTHING reminds us more that we are a strong community than being in one place together and reconnecting as friends and allies.

  • We know what works and we need to share what we know with each other.

  •  When we come together, we can turn the way things are now into the way they should be.


WHERE IS THE CONFERENCE HELD?

Historically, the conference has been held in Seaside, Oregon at the Seaside Civic and Convention Center. In 2019, it was held in Salem, Oregon due to renovations to the Seaside Convention Center. In 2020 and 2021, we pivoted to a virtual forum due to COVID-19 restrictions. In 2022, MHAAO returned to Seaside, Oregon, and hosted its first hybrid conference. Peerpocalypse remains in Oregon to reduce costs to conference participants, and to stay connected to its origins. The convention center boasts two floors. There are hotels located as close as across the street or a few blocks away; as is the beautiful West Coast beach (visit our Participate page to learn about discounted lodging options). To learn more about the Seaside Civic and Convention Center and Seaside attractions visit https://seasideconvention.com/.

As of 2022, Peerpocalypse will be offered as a hybrid conference, meaning we provide both in-person and virtual participation options. Peerpocalypse is held virtually through the Whova app and in person in Seaside, Oregon at the Seaside Convention Center, 415 1st Ave, Seaside, OR 97138.


REGISTRATION FOR THE 2024 CONFERENCE

In Person Registration is Full and is Now Closed

How much is registration, and how do I register?

In-Person Rate – $425 ( CLOSED NO LONGER AVAILABLE)

Virtual Rate – $250

Virtual tickets are UNLIMITED! Register today!

Sign up for our Peerpocalypse newsletter for any future updates about registration, scholarships, and more.

Or, follow us on Facebook and Instagram for real-time updates @mhaoforegon

What is included in the cost of my registration?

All registered participants will have access to over 45 workshop options, four keynote speakers, virtual small group “meet-ups”, and exhibit hall, and will receive a name badge, virtual program, and t-shirt. In-person attendees will also have access to the Peerpocalypse’s Got Talent, the Mad Hatter Dance, and will receive complimentary meals. Stay tuned for a daily breakdown of meals and events!

Be a Sponsor

Be a changemaker and help us achieve our goals! We offer a wide range of sponsorship opportunities for organizations of all sizes. Sponsors will have access to an audience of over 1000 attendees, with logo and ad placements varying based on sponsorship levels (see below). If you are interested in sponsoring this year’s conference, please contact csafar@mhaoforegon.org or call 503-922-2377. See 2023’s sponsors here.

Scholarships

We strive to make Peerpocalypse accessible to as many peers as possible each year. We do that through scholarships for in-person and virtual attendance provided by some of our fantastic community partners. The following are descriptions of the available scholarships:

  • The MetroPlus Association of Addiction Peer Professionals scholarship is available to Certified Recovery Mentors, Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselors, and Certified Gambling Recovery Mentors in Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington counties in Oregon who are certified through MHACBO.

  • The Oregon Statewide Scholarship is provided in partnership with The Office of Recovery & Resilience. It is offered to behavioral health consumers and peers who live in Oregon.

  • OHA is also supporting the Oregon Military + Veteran Statewide Scholarship. This scholarship is offered to behavioral health consumers and/or peers who live in Oregon or work with veterans and military-connected communities in Oregon.

Visit our scholarship page for more information on how to apply. More scholarships may be available soon. Please sign up for our Peerpocalypse newsletter here for updates.


REFUND POLICY

All cancellation requests MUST BE RECEIVED VIA EMAIL topeerpocalypse@mhaoforegon.org. If cancellation is requested on or before April 1, 2024, you will receive a full refund minus a $15-per-person administration processing fee. Starting April 2, 2024, registrations will not be refunded. Registrants who are no-shows for the conference will not receive a refund.

Still have questions?

Contact us at peerpocalypse@mhaoforegon.org or call (503) 922-2377 for more information.

MHAAO – Mental Health & Addiction Association of Oregon – Workshops, Job Fair, Speakers, – Registration is now OPEN – In-Person Seats Area limited
Apr 22 all-day

 

 

 

IN-PERSON SEATS ARE LIMITED. DON’T WAIT!

 

Start your new year off right by signing up for the 11th annual Peerpocalypse peer leadership conference. Registration for in-person and virtual attendance ARE OPEN!

In-person registration: $425

Virtual registration: $250

Your ticket gives you access to our immersive four-day conference, with over 40 workshops, a job fair, after-hours activities, and more! Don’t miss the opportunity to build your network and earn up to 23 Continuing Education Units. Register today!

In-person spaces are limited, so sign up now!

REGISTER FOR PEERPOCALYPSE

Scholarship Updates:

We have postponed scholarship registration until further notice!

We strive to make Peerpocalypse accessible for as many peers as possible each year by providing scholarships that cater to peers and the peers workforce. We have discovered new funding streams that would make more scholarships available for the community; to ensure that registration access is fair, we have postponed scholarship registration until further notice. Please sign up for peerpocalypse emails to stay up-to-date, or follow us on Facebook and Instagram. Thank you for your patience. More to come soon!

In the meantime, here are the scholarships that have been confirmed:

⭐ The MetroPlus Association of Addiction Peer Professionals scholarship is available to Certified Recovery Mentors, Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselors, and Certified Gambling Recovery Mentors in Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington counties in Oregon who are certified through MHACBO.

⭐ The Oregon Statewide Scholarship is provided in partnership with The OHA Office of Recovery & Resilience. It is offered to behavioral health consumers and peers who live in Oregon.

⭐ OHA is also supporting the Oregon Military + Veteran Statewide Scholarship. This scholarship is offered to behavioral health consumers and/or peers who live in Oregon or work with veterans and military-connected communities in Oregon.
STAY INFORMED

✨ 2024 Keynote Presenter Sneak-Peek ✨

 

Paolo del Vecchio – SAMHSA

“Mr. del Vecchio is the Director of the Office of Recovery where he provides leadership for SAMHSA’s efforts to advance recovery across the nation. A person in long-term recovery from mental health conditions and addiction as well as a trauma survivor, Mr. del Vecchio has over 40 years of behavioral health experience as a consumer, family member, provider, advocate, and policy maker. He has been published widely and is a highly sought-after national leader and speaker.”

 

Joseph Green

“I believe in the power of stories and the sharing of lived experiences as tools for connectivity and community building. Once unleashed, I believe that power can change the world for the better… I’ve seen what happens when people begin to feel safe enough to reflect on their own stories. Once you recognize the transformative power of reflecting on your own grit, mistakes, darkness, and light—you build an inner strength that no one can take away from you.”


Support Peerpocalypse

The support and generosity of our sponsors makes this event possible year after year. If you are interested in supporting Peerpocalypse, please email us to learn more about sponsorship levels and benefits, or visit our website at peerpocalypse.com/participate
About Peerpocalypse: Hosted by the Mental Health & Addiction Association of Oregon, Peerpocalypse is a leading opportunity for professional development, networking, and community-building for members of the peer workforce. As people with lived experience, we know what works, and we need to share what we know with each other. Coming together awakens our energy and helps us grow so we can better serve our communities and show up for our peers and one another.

 

CA/OSA – Cocaine Anonymous Online Service Area – Online 12 Step Meeting – DAILY REPRIEVE – 7 Days A Week @ Online Via ZOOM
Apr 22 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

DAILY REPRIEVE

Join Via ZOOM

ID: 852 6648 1221

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85266481221

 

MEETING/GROUP TYPES:

OPEN: Attended by C.A. members, their families, friends and other interested people.
CLOSED: Attendance is limited to C.A. members only.

Cocaine Anonymous Around the World Clock

Pacific Standard Time (PDT) Eastern Standard Time (EDT) Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) British Standard Time (BST) Central European Summer Time (CEST)
July 26, 2023 9:08:36 AM July 26, 2023 12:08:36 PM July 26, 2023 4:08:36 PM July 26, 2023 5:08:36 PM July 26, 2023 6:08:36 PM
Sweden, Stockholm South Africa, Johannesburg Thailand, Bangkok Asia, Hong Kong Australia, Melbourne
6:08:36 PM 6:08:36 PM 11:08:36 PM 12:08:36 AM 2:08:36 AM

Please check the time above for the time zone you are in.  U.S. Daylight Savings and U.K. Daylight Savings happen about two weeks apart. U.K. falls back at 2am Sunday October 25th/U.S. falls back at 2am Sunday November 1st. The schedule can vary and be 1 hour different during that period.

Online Service Area

Cocaine Anonymous is a Fellowship of, by, and for addicts seeking recovery. Friends and Family of addicts should contact Co-Anon Family Groups, a Fellowship dedicated to their much different needs. Some items contained in these pages are published with permission of C.A. World Services, Inc., but this does not imply endorsement of this website by the C.A. World Service Conference or the C.A. World Service Office. The information provided within this website is intended to be a convenience for those who visit our website. Such inclusion does not constitute or imply endorsement by, or affiliation with, the Area or the Districts within. “Cocaine Anonymous World Service Conference Approved Literature. Copyright © 2022 Cocaine Anonymous World Services, Inc. “C.A.”, “Cocaine Anonymous” and the C.A. logo are registered trademarks of Cocaine Anonymous World Services, Inc. All rights reserved.” “In the spirit of Tradition Six, C.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization, or institution. As such, in the Area, District, Service Committees of Cocaine Anonymous and Cocaine Anonymous as a whole does not endorse and is not affiliated with or any of the companies and/or services offered on the site. Any links to external websites or services are only provided as a convenience to our members.”

webmaster@ca-online.org

CA/OSA – Cocaine Anonymous Online Service Area – Online 12 Step Meetings – Monday Newcomers Meeting – Mondays @ Online Via ZOOM
Apr 22 @ 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm

 

Monday Newcomers Meeting

Monday 9:30am PST

Join Monday Newcomers Meeting from your computer, tablet, or smartphone at:

https://us02web.zoom.us

/j/2758035650?pwd=S01SZUFOMEFyRktKU1JzR2ZUUHBidz09

Meeting ID: 275 803 5650
Passcode: JhA6BV

MEETING/GROUP TYPES:

OPEN: Attended by C.A. members, their families, friends, and other interested people.

CLOSED: Attendance is limited to C.A. members only.

Cocaine Anonymous Around the World Clock

Pacific Standard Time (PDT) Eastern Standard Time (EDT) Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) British Standard Time (BST) Central European Summer Time (CEST)
July 26, 2023 9:08:36 AM July 26, 2023 12:08:36 PM July 26, 2023 4:08:36 PM July 26, 2023 5:08:36 PM July 26, 2023 6:08:36 PM
Sweden, Stockholm South Africa, Johannesburg Thailand, Bangkok Asia, Hong Kong Australia, Melbourne
6:08:36 PM 6:08:36 PM 11:08:36 PM 12:08:36 AM 2:08:36 AM

Please check the time above for the time zone you are in.  U.S. Daylight Savings and U.K. Daylight Savings happen about two weeks apart. U.K. falls back at 2am Sunday October 25th/U.S. falls back at 2am Sunday November 1st. The schedule can vary and be 1 hour different during that period.

Online Service Area

Cocaine Anonymous is a Fellowship of, by, and for addicts seeking recovery. Friends and Family of addicts should contact Co-Anon Family Groups, a Fellowship dedicated to their much different needs. Some items contained in these pages are published with permission of C.A. World Services, Inc., but this does not imply endorsement of this website by the C.A. World Service Conference or the C.A. World Service Office. The information provided within this website is intended to be a convenience for those who visit our website. Such inclusion does not constitute or imply endorsement by, or affiliation with, the Area or the Districts within. “Cocaine Anonymous World Service Conference Approved Literature. Copyright © 2022 Cocaine Anonymous World Services, Inc. “C.A.”, “Cocaine Anonymous” and the C.A. logo are registered trademarks of Cocaine Anonymous World Services, Inc. All rights reserved.” “In the spirit of Tradition Six, C.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization, or institution. As such, in the Area, District, Service Committees of Cocaine Anonymous and Cocaine Anonymous as a whole does not endorse and is not affiliated with or any of the companies and/or services offered on the site. Any links to external websites or services are only provided as a convenience to our members.”

webmaster@ca-online.org

 

Apr
23
Tue
2024
00 – Hotlilne – 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline – 24/7 Weekdays & Weekends
Apr 23 all-day

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Oregon is ready for nationwide launch of 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

Starting July 16, people in Oregon and nationwide will be able to call, text or chat 988, a new three-digit number, available 24/7, that will directly connect anyone experiencing a behavioral health crisis to compassionate care and support from trained crisis counselors. The 988 dialing-code connects callers to the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, a network of local crisis call-centers throughout the country. In Oregon, 988 call-centers are operated by Lines for Life statewide, and Northwest Human Services in Marion and Polk counties.

How Does 988 Work?

988 was established in July 2022 to improve access to crisis services in a way that meets our country’s growing suicide and mental health-related crisis care needs. 988 provides easier access to behavioral health crisis services, which are distinct from the public safety purposes of 911 (where the focus is on dispatching Emergency Medical Services, fire and police as needed).

911 continues to operate as it does across the state. For serious and life-threatening situations, 988 call centers work with local mental health providers to support appropriate interventions.

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and Oregon’s 988 call centers are collaborating with 911 Public Safety Answering Points to develop a roadmap on how 911 and 988 can coordinate with each other in the future.

988 crisis counselors are trained to use the least invasive interventions. Oftentimes, responding to a call, text or chat is all that is needed to help someone in crisis. In fact, more than 95 percent of current calls are resolved over the phone.

If a 988 call cannot be resolved over the phone, a mobile crisis team or first responder may be dispatched.

Other important facts to know:

  • 988 is available through every landline, cell phone and voice-over internet device in the United States, as well as text and chat.
  • The current technology for 988 routes callers by area code, not geolocation.
  • 988 is not currently available when phones are locked or do not have prepaid minutes.
  • The transition to 988 does not impact the availability of crisis services for veterans and military service members. They can call 988 and press 1 to connect with the Veterans Crisis Line.
  • For support in Spanish, callers can press 2 to connect with the Red Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio.

The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline has an infographic with more information on what happens when people call, text or chat.

Community partners interested in helping promote 988 can use posters, social media shareables and other materials about 988 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration at samhsa.gov/988. Learn more about 988 in Oregon on OHA’s 988 webpage. Read press release about 988.

01 – Support Line – Racial Equity Support Line w BIPOC Lived Experience @ (503) 575-3764 – 8:30am to 5:00pm PST Weekdays M-F @ Phone
Apr 23 all-day
01 - Support Line - Racial Equity Support Line w BIPOC Lived Experience @ (503) 575-3764 - 8:30am to 5:00pm PST Weekdays M-F @ Phone

 

Crisis / Support Line For Racial Equity Support

503-575-3764
Answered by BIPOC counselors 
M-F from 8:30 AM -5:00 PM PST

The Racial Equity Support Line is a service led and staffed by people with lived experience of racism. We offer support to those who are feeling the emotional impacts of racist violence and microaggressions, as well as the emotional impacts of immigration struggles and other cross-cultural issues.

Many of us experience racism every day.

Unfortunately, we live in a culture where racist acts happen often. From workplaces to housing to healthcare, we know that our communities aren’t getting the same kind of treatment as others.

Experiencing racism can harm our mental wellness.

Whether in small acts, or violent ones, racial bias can have serious emotional impacts. Racism changes how we see the world around us. It’s stressful to worry about how people see us as different or dangerous. It’s exhausting to notice the ways that people treat us as less-than, day in and day out. It’s heartbreaking to turn on the news and learn about more violence against people who look like us.

We get it. And we’re here to talk. To support. To connect.

The person who answers may be a stranger – but we understand what you’re going through. We’ll listen to your situation as you talk through your feelings, and we may offer resources based on what seems most helpful to you.

Call us today at 503-575-3764.

This line is available weekdays from 8:30am to 5pm, Pacific Standard Time.

If you have questions or want to reach the Director of Equity Initiatives, please email Donna Harrell at DonnaH@linesforlife.org.

Toll-Free Access

If you need toll-free access, call any line at Lines for Life and ask to be transferred to the Racial Equity Support Line during its operating hours.

For example, you can call Lines for Life / National Suicide Prevention Line @ 1-877-273-8255 and ask to be transferred to the Racial Equity Support Line between 8:30am and 5pm PST.

04 – Resources – BHRN – Behavioral Health Resource Network – Free Passes Peer Support & Recovery
Apr 23 all-day

 

 

Behavioral Health Resource Network

Per Measure 110 Funding through the Oregon Health Authority, each of the Oregon 36 Counties across the state has at least one BHRN service network, plus there is an Oregon Tribe BHRN.

Follow this link got more information about Measure 110 and BHRN: https://www.oregon.gov/oha/hsd/amh/pages/measure110.aspx

Each BHRN network has 1 or more community partners to ensure access to services for SUD – Substance Use Disorder recovery.

Each BHRN network provides trauma-informed, culturally specific and linguistically responsive services. Services include but are not limited to:

    Screening for health and social service needs.
    Screening and referral for substance use disorder.
    Access to an individualized intervention plan.
    Case management.
    Low-barrier substance use disorder treatment.
    Harm reduction services.
    Peer-supported services.
    Housing.
    Mobile and virtual outreach.
    Referral to appropriate outside services.

BHRN programs and services in Oregon are contracted through June 30th, 2025.

To access BHRN Programs and Services, use the Oregon BHRN Maps Page.

These maps offer Information about the BRHNs, the Partner Organizations, their Service Offerings specific to each BHRN, and additional insights..

INSP – Inspire – Drug Abuse Communities and More – Online via Website or IOS APP – 24/7 – Weekdays & Weekends @ Online via website
Apr 23 all-day
INSP - Inspire - Drug Abuse Communities and More - Online via Website or IOS APP - 24/7 - Weekdays & Weekends @ Online via website

Inspire Support Communities

A place that’s safe for sharing and always free for members

We’ve carefully designed an environment where it’s okay to open up about personal experiences and share sensitive health information. Joining Inspire is — and always will be — free for members.

To Open an Inspire Account, Use this link:https://www.inspire.com/

Inspire: The Vital Health Community

Inspire is the vital community of more than two million patients and caregivers —a carefully designed environment where everyone feels comfortable and safe to open up about personal health experiences and share sensitive health information. These genuine connections instill hope and drive greater understanding. Patients and caregivers from around the world discover advice and information they can’t find elsewhere, and by understanding patients’ rich and varied health journeys on Inspire, researchers and health practitioners around the world are advancing treatments and making breakthrough discoveries.

 

FIND A COMMUNITY OF SUPPORT

Click Here To See Our Support Communities

 

About the Inspire Community Platform

Create A personal Journal

Your journal belongs to you; you may choose to have your journal entries show up in some, all, or none of your communities. Journal entries are generally longer and can be on any topic.

Join Community Discussions

Discussions belong to the community and are generally shorter than journal entries and are meant to encourage conversations between members. For example, if you wanted to ask for other members’ experiences with a particular treatment, you would post a discussion in the appropriate community. If you wanted to talk about your day, something more personal or off-topic, you would post a journal entry.

Create and Manage A Friends List

Friends are other members whom you may grow to trust and want to share more information with, or with whom you want to exchange private messages. You will be able to post journal entries that only your “friends” can read, and you will be able to send messages to your friends through our site without giving out your email address.

Use Inspire A.I. for quick answers

Inspire AI is a new feature on inspire that uses artificial intelligence to provide quick responses to member questions. The responses are automatically generated. The tool leverages a large language model (LLM), similar to what is used for popular tools such as ChatGPT. When you post on Inspire, you can choose whether you want to receive a response from InspireAI in addition to receiving replies from Inspire members. InspireAI is currently available in select cancer communities.

MHAAO – Mental Health & Addiction Association of Oregon – Peerpocalypse – May 6th – 9th, 2024 – In Person Registration Is Closed! – Virtual Registration is Open! @ Online Register for Details
Apr 23 all-day

Peerpocalypse is a national convergence of leaders, emerging leaders, innovators, and peers who want to become more involved in the peer community. Adopting the philosophy that peers bring with them a great deal of knowledge and expertise, the event is about bringing the community together to share information, skills, and experience. Allies are welcome to attend as well. Participants may come across a workshop topic at Peerpocalypse that may be edgy or make you uncomfortable, and that’s okay. Lean into the discomfort and learn.


The History of Peerpocalypse

The Mental Health & Addiction Association of Oregon started Peerpocalypse as mental health conference in 2013. In 2017, MHAAO added addiction as a core component of the conference. We recognize that peers may have lived experience with one or the other. However, we know that many have lived experience with both mental health and addiction.


Why do we need a conference like Peerpocalypse?

Because:

  • Decisions about us continue to be made without us.

  • Too many members of our community are unemployed or underemployed.

  • A quarter of people who are incarcerated experience mental health challenges.

  • Approximately 50% of people who are incarcerated meet the criteria for substance use disorder.

  • Addiction is not just about substance use (i.e.: gambling addiction and other process addictions).

  • Too many members of our community live in poverty.

  • Members of our community die 25 years earlier than the general population.

  • We need to be reminded there is hope.

  • Coming together awakens our energy so we can all keep doing the vital work we are doing.

  • NOTHING reminds us more that we are a strong community than being in one place together and reconnecting as friends and allies.

  • We know what works and we need to share what we know with each other.

  •  When we come together, we can turn the way things are now into the way they should be.


WHERE IS THE CONFERENCE HELD?

Historically, the conference has been held in Seaside, Oregon at the Seaside Civic and Convention Center. In 2019, it was held in Salem, Oregon due to renovations to the Seaside Convention Center. In 2020 and 2021, we pivoted to a virtual forum due to COVID-19 restrictions. In 2022, MHAAO returned to Seaside, Oregon, and hosted its first hybrid conference. Peerpocalypse remains in Oregon to reduce costs to conference participants, and to stay connected to its origins. The convention center boasts two floors. There are hotels located as close as across the street or a few blocks away; as is the beautiful West Coast beach (visit our Participate page to learn about discounted lodging options). To learn more about the Seaside Civic and Convention Center and Seaside attractions visit https://seasideconvention.com/.

As of 2022, Peerpocalypse will be offered as a hybrid conference, meaning we provide both in-person and virtual participation options. Peerpocalypse is held virtually through the Whova app and in person in Seaside, Oregon at the Seaside Convention Center, 415 1st Ave, Seaside, OR 97138.


REGISTRATION FOR THE 2024 CONFERENCE

In Person Registration is Full and is Now Closed

How much is registration, and how do I register?

In-Person Rate – $425 ( CLOSED NO LONGER AVAILABLE)

Virtual Rate – $250

Virtual tickets are UNLIMITED! Register today!

Sign up for our Peerpocalypse newsletter for any future updates about registration, scholarships, and more.

Or, follow us on Facebook and Instagram for real-time updates @mhaoforegon

What is included in the cost of my registration?

All registered participants will have access to over 45 workshop options, four keynote speakers, virtual small group “meet-ups”, and exhibit hall, and will receive a name badge, virtual program, and t-shirt. In-person attendees will also have access to the Peerpocalypse’s Got Talent, the Mad Hatter Dance, and will receive complimentary meals. Stay tuned for a daily breakdown of meals and events!

Be a Sponsor

Be a changemaker and help us achieve our goals! We offer a wide range of sponsorship opportunities for organizations of all sizes. Sponsors will have access to an audience of over 1000 attendees, with logo and ad placements varying based on sponsorship levels (see below). If you are interested in sponsoring this year’s conference, please contact csafar@mhaoforegon.org or call 503-922-2377. See 2023’s sponsors here.

Scholarships

We strive to make Peerpocalypse accessible to as many peers as possible each year. We do that through scholarships for in-person and virtual attendance provided by some of our fantastic community partners. The following are descriptions of the available scholarships:

  • The MetroPlus Association of Addiction Peer Professionals scholarship is available to Certified Recovery Mentors, Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselors, and Certified Gambling Recovery Mentors in Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington counties in Oregon who are certified through MHACBO.

  • The Oregon Statewide Scholarship is provided in partnership with The Office of Recovery & Resilience. It is offered to behavioral health consumers and peers who live in Oregon.

  • OHA is also supporting the Oregon Military + Veteran Statewide Scholarship. This scholarship is offered to behavioral health consumers and/or peers who live in Oregon or work with veterans and military-connected communities in Oregon.

Visit our scholarship page for more information on how to apply. More scholarships may be available soon. Please sign up for our Peerpocalypse newsletter here for updates.


REFUND POLICY

All cancellation requests MUST BE RECEIVED VIA EMAIL topeerpocalypse@mhaoforegon.org. If cancellation is requested on or before April 1, 2024, you will receive a full refund minus a $15-per-person administration processing fee. Starting April 2, 2024, registrations will not be refunded. Registrants who are no-shows for the conference will not receive a refund.

Still have questions?

Contact us at peerpocalypse@mhaoforegon.org or call (503) 922-2377 for more information.

MHAAO – Mental Health & Addiction Association of Oregon – Workshops, Job Fair, Speakers, – Registration is now OPEN – In-Person Seats Area limited
Apr 23 all-day

 

 

 

IN-PERSON SEATS ARE LIMITED. DON’T WAIT!

 

Start your new year off right by signing up for the 11th annual Peerpocalypse peer leadership conference. Registration for in-person and virtual attendance ARE OPEN!

In-person registration: $425

Virtual registration: $250

Your ticket gives you access to our immersive four-day conference, with over 40 workshops, a job fair, after-hours activities, and more! Don’t miss the opportunity to build your network and earn up to 23 Continuing Education Units. Register today!

In-person spaces are limited, so sign up now!

REGISTER FOR PEERPOCALYPSE

Scholarship Updates:

We have postponed scholarship registration until further notice!

We strive to make Peerpocalypse accessible for as many peers as possible each year by providing scholarships that cater to peers and the peers workforce. We have discovered new funding streams that would make more scholarships available for the community; to ensure that registration access is fair, we have postponed scholarship registration until further notice. Please sign up for peerpocalypse emails to stay up-to-date, or follow us on Facebook and Instagram. Thank you for your patience. More to come soon!

In the meantime, here are the scholarships that have been confirmed:

⭐ The MetroPlus Association of Addiction Peer Professionals scholarship is available to Certified Recovery Mentors, Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselors, and Certified Gambling Recovery Mentors in Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington counties in Oregon who are certified through MHACBO.

⭐ The Oregon Statewide Scholarship is provided in partnership with The OHA Office of Recovery & Resilience. It is offered to behavioral health consumers and peers who live in Oregon.

⭐ OHA is also supporting the Oregon Military + Veteran Statewide Scholarship. This scholarship is offered to behavioral health consumers and/or peers who live in Oregon or work with veterans and military-connected communities in Oregon.
STAY INFORMED

✨ 2024 Keynote Presenter Sneak-Peek ✨

 

Paolo del Vecchio – SAMHSA

“Mr. del Vecchio is the Director of the Office of Recovery where he provides leadership for SAMHSA’s efforts to advance recovery across the nation. A person in long-term recovery from mental health conditions and addiction as well as a trauma survivor, Mr. del Vecchio has over 40 years of behavioral health experience as a consumer, family member, provider, advocate, and policy maker. He has been published widely and is a highly sought-after national leader and speaker.”

 

Joseph Green

“I believe in the power of stories and the sharing of lived experiences as tools for connectivity and community building. Once unleashed, I believe that power can change the world for the better… I’ve seen what happens when people begin to feel safe enough to reflect on their own stories. Once you recognize the transformative power of reflecting on your own grit, mistakes, darkness, and light—you build an inner strength that no one can take away from you.”


Support Peerpocalypse

The support and generosity of our sponsors makes this event possible year after year. If you are interested in supporting Peerpocalypse, please email us to learn more about sponsorship levels and benefits, or visit our website at peerpocalypse.com/participate
About Peerpocalypse: Hosted by the Mental Health & Addiction Association of Oregon, Peerpocalypse is a leading opportunity for professional development, networking, and community-building for members of the peer workforce. As people with lived experience, we know what works, and we need to share what we know with each other. Coming together awakens our energy and helps us grow so we can better serve our communities and show up for our peers and one another.

 

CA/OSA – Cocaine Anonymous Online Service Area – Online 12 Step Meeting – Into Action Online – Big Book Discussion – Tuesdays & Fridays @ Online Via ZOOM
Apr 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Into Action Online

Big Book Discussion

Tuesdays & Fridays 1:00 pm PST

Skype Meeting Contact: Into Action Online

https://join.skype.com/IyvSmhPaRff9

MEETING/GROUP TYPES:

OPEN: Attended by C.A. members, their families, friends and other interested people.
CLOSED: Attendance is limited to C.A. members only.

Cocaine Anonymous Around the World Clock

Pacific Standard Time (PDT) Eastern Standard Time (EDT) Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) British Standard Time (BST) Central European Summer Time (CEST)
July 26, 2023 9:08:36 AM July 26, 2023 12:08:36 PM July 26, 2023 4:08:36 PM July 26, 2023 5:08:36 PM July 26, 2023 6:08:36 PM
Sweden, Stockholm South Africa, Johannesburg Thailand, Bangkok Asia, Hong Kong Australia, Melbourne
6:08:36 PM 6:08:36 PM 11:08:36 PM 12:08:36 AM 2:08:36 AM

Please check the time above for the time zone you are in.  U.S. Daylight Savings and U.K. Daylight Savings happen about two weeks apart. U.K. falls back at 2am Sunday October 25th/U.S. falls back at 2am Sunday November 1st. The schedule can vary and be 1 hour different during that period.

Online Service Area

Cocaine Anonymous is a Fellowship of, by, and for addicts seeking recovery. Friends and Family of addicts should contact Co-Anon Family Groups, a Fellowship dedicated to their much different needs. Some items contained in these pages are published with permission of C.A. World Services, Inc., but this does not imply endorsement of this website by the C.A. World Service Conference or the C.A. World Service Office. The information provided within this website is intended to be a convenience for those who visit our website. Such inclusion does not constitute or imply endorsement by, or affiliation with, the Area or the Districts within. “Cocaine Anonymous World Service Conference Approved Literature. Copyright © 2022 Cocaine Anonymous World Services, Inc. “C.A.”, “Cocaine Anonymous” and the C.A. logo are registered trademarks of Cocaine Anonymous World Services, Inc. All rights reserved.” “In the spirit of Tradition Six, C.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization, or institution. As such, in the Area, District, Service Committees of Cocaine Anonymous and Cocaine Anonymous as a whole does not endorse and is not affiliated with or any of the companies and/or services offered on the site. Any links to external websites or services are only provided as a convenience to our members.”

webmaster@ca-online.org

CA/OSA – Cocaine Anonymous Online Service Area – Online 12 Step Meeting – DAILY REPRIEVE – 7 Days A Week @ Online Via ZOOM
Apr 23 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

DAILY REPRIEVE

Join Via ZOOM

ID: 852 6648 1221

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85266481221

 

MEETING/GROUP TYPES:

OPEN: Attended by C.A. members, their families, friends and other interested people.
CLOSED: Attendance is limited to C.A. members only.

Cocaine Anonymous Around the World Clock

Pacific Standard Time (PDT) Eastern Standard Time (EDT) Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) British Standard Time (BST) Central European Summer Time (CEST)
July 26, 2023 9:08:36 AM July 26, 2023 12:08:36 PM July 26, 2023 4:08:36 PM July 26, 2023 5:08:36 PM July 26, 2023 6:08:36 PM
Sweden, Stockholm South Africa, Johannesburg Thailand, Bangkok Asia, Hong Kong Australia, Melbourne
6:08:36 PM 6:08:36 PM 11:08:36 PM 12:08:36 AM 2:08:36 AM

Please check the time above for the time zone you are in.  U.S. Daylight Savings and U.K. Daylight Savings happen about two weeks apart. U.K. falls back at 2am Sunday October 25th/U.S. falls back at 2am Sunday November 1st. The schedule can vary and be 1 hour different during that period.

Online Service Area

Cocaine Anonymous is a Fellowship of, by, and for addicts seeking recovery. Friends and Family of addicts should contact Co-Anon Family Groups, a Fellowship dedicated to their much different needs. Some items contained in these pages are published with permission of C.A. World Services, Inc., but this does not imply endorsement of this website by the C.A. World Service Conference or the C.A. World Service Office. The information provided within this website is intended to be a convenience for those who visit our website. Such inclusion does not constitute or imply endorsement by, or affiliation with, the Area or the Districts within. “Cocaine Anonymous World Service Conference Approved Literature. Copyright © 2022 Cocaine Anonymous World Services, Inc. “C.A.”, “Cocaine Anonymous” and the C.A. logo are registered trademarks of Cocaine Anonymous World Services, Inc. All rights reserved.” “In the spirit of Tradition Six, C.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization, or institution. As such, in the Area, District, Service Committees of Cocaine Anonymous and Cocaine Anonymous as a whole does not endorse and is not affiliated with or any of the companies and/or services offered on the site. Any links to external websites or services are only provided as a convenience to our members.”

webmaster@ca-online.org

Apr
24
Wed
2024
00 – Hotlilne – 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline – 24/7 Weekdays & Weekends
Apr 24 all-day

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Oregon is ready for nationwide launch of 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

Starting July 16, people in Oregon and nationwide will be able to call, text or chat 988, a new three-digit number, available 24/7, that will directly connect anyone experiencing a behavioral health crisis to compassionate care and support from trained crisis counselors. The 988 dialing-code connects callers to the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, a network of local crisis call-centers throughout the country. In Oregon, 988 call-centers are operated by Lines for Life statewide, and Northwest Human Services in Marion and Polk counties.

How Does 988 Work?

988 was established in July 2022 to improve access to crisis services in a way that meets our country’s growing suicide and mental health-related crisis care needs. 988 provides easier access to behavioral health crisis services, which are distinct from the public safety purposes of 911 (where the focus is on dispatching Emergency Medical Services, fire and police as needed).

911 continues to operate as it does across the state. For serious and life-threatening situations, 988 call centers work with local mental health providers to support appropriate interventions.

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and Oregon’s 988 call centers are collaborating with 911 Public Safety Answering Points to develop a roadmap on how 911 and 988 can coordinate with each other in the future.

988 crisis counselors are trained to use the least invasive interventions. Oftentimes, responding to a call, text or chat is all that is needed to help someone in crisis. In fact, more than 95 percent of current calls are resolved over the phone.

If a 988 call cannot be resolved over the phone, a mobile crisis team or first responder may be dispatched.

Other important facts to know:

  • 988 is available through every landline, cell phone and voice-over internet device in the United States, as well as text and chat.
  • The current technology for 988 routes callers by area code, not geolocation.
  • 988 is not currently available when phones are locked or do not have prepaid minutes.
  • The transition to 988 does not impact the availability of crisis services for veterans and military service members. They can call 988 and press 1 to connect with the Veterans Crisis Line.
  • For support in Spanish, callers can press 2 to connect with the Red Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio.

The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline has an infographic with more information on what happens when people call, text or chat.

Community partners interested in helping promote 988 can use posters, social media shareables and other materials about 988 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration at samhsa.gov/988. Learn more about 988 in Oregon on OHA’s 988 webpage. Read press release about 988.

01 – Support Line – Racial Equity Support Line w BIPOC Lived Experience @ (503) 575-3764 – 8:30am to 5:00pm PST Weekdays M-F @ Phone
Apr 24 all-day
01 - Support Line - Racial Equity Support Line w BIPOC Lived Experience @ (503) 575-3764 - 8:30am to 5:00pm PST Weekdays M-F @ Phone

 

Crisis / Support Line For Racial Equity Support

503-575-3764
Answered by BIPOC counselors 
M-F from 8:30 AM -5:00 PM PST

The Racial Equity Support Line is a service led and staffed by people with lived experience of racism. We offer support to those who are feeling the emotional impacts of racist violence and microaggressions, as well as the emotional impacts of immigration struggles and other cross-cultural issues.

Many of us experience racism every day.

Unfortunately, we live in a culture where racist acts happen often. From workplaces to housing to healthcare, we know that our communities aren’t getting the same kind of treatment as others.

Experiencing racism can harm our mental wellness.

Whether in small acts, or violent ones, racial bias can have serious emotional impacts. Racism changes how we see the world around us. It’s stressful to worry about how people see us as different or dangerous. It’s exhausting to notice the ways that people treat us as less-than, day in and day out. It’s heartbreaking to turn on the news and learn about more violence against people who look like us.

We get it. And we’re here to talk. To support. To connect.

The person who answers may be a stranger – but we understand what you’re going through. We’ll listen to your situation as you talk through your feelings, and we may offer resources based on what seems most helpful to you.

Call us today at 503-575-3764.

This line is available weekdays from 8:30am to 5pm, Pacific Standard Time.

If you have questions or want to reach the Director of Equity Initiatives, please email Donna Harrell at DonnaH@linesforlife.org.

Toll-Free Access

If you need toll-free access, call any line at Lines for Life and ask to be transferred to the Racial Equity Support Line during its operating hours.

For example, you can call Lines for Life / National Suicide Prevention Line @ 1-877-273-8255 and ask to be transferred to the Racial Equity Support Line between 8:30am and 5pm PST.

04 – Resources – BHRN – Behavioral Health Resource Network – Free Passes Peer Support & Recovery
Apr 24 all-day

 

 

Behavioral Health Resource Network

Per Measure 110 Funding through the Oregon Health Authority, each of the Oregon 36 Counties across the state has at least one BHRN service network, plus there is an Oregon Tribe BHRN.

Follow this link got more information about Measure 110 and BHRN: https://www.oregon.gov/oha/hsd/amh/pages/measure110.aspx

Each BHRN network has 1 or more community partners to ensure access to services for SUD – Substance Use Disorder recovery.

Each BHRN network provides trauma-informed, culturally specific and linguistically responsive services. Services include but are not limited to:

    Screening for health and social service needs.
    Screening and referral for substance use disorder.
    Access to an individualized intervention plan.
    Case management.
    Low-barrier substance use disorder treatment.
    Harm reduction services.
    Peer-supported services.
    Housing.
    Mobile and virtual outreach.
    Referral to appropriate outside services.

BHRN programs and services in Oregon are contracted through June 30th, 2025.

To access BHRN Programs and Services, use the Oregon BHRN Maps Page.

These maps offer Information about the BRHNs, the Partner Organizations, their Service Offerings specific to each BHRN, and additional insights..

INSP – Inspire – Drug Abuse Communities and More – Online via Website or IOS APP – 24/7 – Weekdays & Weekends @ Online via website
Apr 24 all-day
INSP - Inspire - Drug Abuse Communities and More - Online via Website or IOS APP - 24/7 - Weekdays & Weekends @ Online via website

Inspire Support Communities

A place that’s safe for sharing and always free for members

We’ve carefully designed an environment where it’s okay to open up about personal experiences and share sensitive health information. Joining Inspire is — and always will be — free for members.

To Open an Inspire Account, Use this link:https://www.inspire.com/

Inspire: The Vital Health Community

Inspire is the vital community of more than two million patients and caregivers —a carefully designed environment where everyone feels comfortable and safe to open up about personal health experiences and share sensitive health information. These genuine connections instill hope and drive greater understanding. Patients and caregivers from around the world discover advice and information they can’t find elsewhere, and by understanding patients’ rich and varied health journeys on Inspire, researchers and health practitioners around the world are advancing treatments and making breakthrough discoveries.

 

FIND A COMMUNITY OF SUPPORT

Click Here To See Our Support Communities

 

About the Inspire Community Platform

Create A personal Journal

Your journal belongs to you; you may choose to have your journal entries show up in some, all, or none of your communities. Journal entries are generally longer and can be on any topic.

Join Community Discussions

Discussions belong to the community and are generally shorter than journal entries and are meant to encourage conversations between members. For example, if you wanted to ask for other members’ experiences with a particular treatment, you would post a discussion in the appropriate community. If you wanted to talk about your day, something more personal or off-topic, you would post a journal entry.

Create and Manage A Friends List

Friends are other members whom you may grow to trust and want to share more information with, or with whom you want to exchange private messages. You will be able to post journal entries that only your “friends” can read, and you will be able to send messages to your friends through our site without giving out your email address.

Use Inspire A.I. for quick answers

Inspire AI is a new feature on inspire that uses artificial intelligence to provide quick responses to member questions. The responses are automatically generated. The tool leverages a large language model (LLM), similar to what is used for popular tools such as ChatGPT. When you post on Inspire, you can choose whether you want to receive a response from InspireAI in addition to receiving replies from Inspire members. InspireAI is currently available in select cancer communities.

MHAAO – Mental Health & Addiction Association of Oregon – Peerpocalypse – May 6th – 9th, 2024 – In Person Registration Is Closed! – Virtual Registration is Open! @ Online Register for Details
Apr 24 all-day

Peerpocalypse is a national convergence of leaders, emerging leaders, innovators, and peers who want to become more involved in the peer community. Adopting the philosophy that peers bring with them a great deal of knowledge and expertise, the event is about bringing the community together to share information, skills, and experience. Allies are welcome to attend as well. Participants may come across a workshop topic at Peerpocalypse that may be edgy or make you uncomfortable, and that’s okay. Lean into the discomfort and learn.


The History of Peerpocalypse

The Mental Health & Addiction Association of Oregon started Peerpocalypse as mental health conference in 2013. In 2017, MHAAO added addiction as a core component of the conference. We recognize that peers may have lived experience with one or the other. However, we know that many have lived experience with both mental health and addiction.


Why do we need a conference like Peerpocalypse?

Because:

  • Decisions about us continue to be made without us.

  • Too many members of our community are unemployed or underemployed.

  • A quarter of people who are incarcerated experience mental health challenges.

  • Approximately 50% of people who are incarcerated meet the criteria for substance use disorder.

  • Addiction is not just about substance use (i.e.: gambling addiction and other process addictions).

  • Too many members of our community live in poverty.

  • Members of our community die 25 years earlier than the general population.

  • We need to be reminded there is hope.

  • Coming together awakens our energy so we can all keep doing the vital work we are doing.

  • NOTHING reminds us more that we are a strong community than being in one place together and reconnecting as friends and allies.

  • We know what works and we need to share what we know with each other.

  •  When we come together, we can turn the way things are now into the way they should be.


WHERE IS THE CONFERENCE HELD?

Historically, the conference has been held in Seaside, Oregon at the Seaside Civic and Convention Center. In 2019, it was held in Salem, Oregon due to renovations to the Seaside Convention Center. In 2020 and 2021, we pivoted to a virtual forum due to COVID-19 restrictions. In 2022, MHAAO returned to Seaside, Oregon, and hosted its first hybrid conference. Peerpocalypse remains in Oregon to reduce costs to conference participants, and to stay connected to its origins. The convention center boasts two floors. There are hotels located as close as across the street or a few blocks away; as is the beautiful West Coast beach (visit our Participate page to learn about discounted lodging options). To learn more about the Seaside Civic and Convention Center and Seaside attractions visit https://seasideconvention.com/.

As of 2022, Peerpocalypse will be offered as a hybrid conference, meaning we provide both in-person and virtual participation options. Peerpocalypse is held virtually through the Whova app and in person in Seaside, Oregon at the Seaside Convention Center, 415 1st Ave, Seaside, OR 97138.


REGISTRATION FOR THE 2024 CONFERENCE

In Person Registration is Full and is Now Closed

How much is registration, and how do I register?

In-Person Rate – $425 ( CLOSED NO LONGER AVAILABLE)

Virtual Rate – $250

Virtual tickets are UNLIMITED! Register today!

Sign up for our Peerpocalypse newsletter for any future updates about registration, scholarships, and more.

Or, follow us on Facebook and Instagram for real-time updates @mhaoforegon

What is included in the cost of my registration?

All registered participants will have access to over 45 workshop options, four keynote speakers, virtual small group “meet-ups”, and exhibit hall, and will receive a name badge, virtual program, and t-shirt. In-person attendees will also have access to the Peerpocalypse’s Got Talent, the Mad Hatter Dance, and will receive complimentary meals. Stay tuned for a daily breakdown of meals and events!

Be a Sponsor

Be a changemaker and help us achieve our goals! We offer a wide range of sponsorship opportunities for organizations of all sizes. Sponsors will have access to an audience of over 1000 attendees, with logo and ad placements varying based on sponsorship levels (see below). If you are interested in sponsoring this year’s conference, please contact csafar@mhaoforegon.org or call 503-922-2377. See 2023’s sponsors here.

Scholarships

We strive to make Peerpocalypse accessible to as many peers as possible each year. We do that through scholarships for in-person and virtual attendance provided by some of our fantastic community partners. The following are descriptions of the available scholarships:

  • The MetroPlus Association of Addiction Peer Professionals scholarship is available to Certified Recovery Mentors, Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselors, and Certified Gambling Recovery Mentors in Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington counties in Oregon who are certified through MHACBO.

  • The Oregon Statewide Scholarship is provided in partnership with The Office of Recovery & Resilience. It is offered to behavioral health consumers and peers who live in Oregon.

  • OHA is also supporting the Oregon Military + Veteran Statewide Scholarship. This scholarship is offered to behavioral health consumers and/or peers who live in Oregon or work with veterans and military-connected communities in Oregon.

Visit our scholarship page for more information on how to apply. More scholarships may be available soon. Please sign up for our Peerpocalypse newsletter here for updates.


REFUND POLICY

All cancellation requests MUST BE RECEIVED VIA EMAIL topeerpocalypse@mhaoforegon.org. If cancellation is requested on or before April 1, 2024, you will receive a full refund minus a $15-per-person administration processing fee. Starting April 2, 2024, registrations will not be refunded. Registrants who are no-shows for the conference will not receive a refund.

Still have questions?

Contact us at peerpocalypse@mhaoforegon.org or call (503) 922-2377 for more information.

MHAAO – Mental Health & Addiction Association of Oregon – Workshops, Job Fair, Speakers, – Registration is now OPEN – In-Person Seats Area limited
Apr 24 all-day

 

 

 

IN-PERSON SEATS ARE LIMITED. DON’T WAIT!

 

Start your new year off right by signing up for the 11th annual Peerpocalypse peer leadership conference. Registration for in-person and virtual attendance ARE OPEN!

In-person registration: $425

Virtual registration: $250

Your ticket gives you access to our immersive four-day conference, with over 40 workshops, a job fair, after-hours activities, and more! Don’t miss the opportunity to build your network and earn up to 23 Continuing Education Units. Register today!

In-person spaces are limited, so sign up now!

REGISTER FOR PEERPOCALYPSE

Scholarship Updates:

We have postponed scholarship registration until further notice!

We strive to make Peerpocalypse accessible for as many peers as possible each year by providing scholarships that cater to peers and the peers workforce. We have discovered new funding streams that would make more scholarships available for the community; to ensure that registration access is fair, we have postponed scholarship registration until further notice. Please sign up for peerpocalypse emails to stay up-to-date, or follow us on Facebook and Instagram. Thank you for your patience. More to come soon!

In the meantime, here are the scholarships that have been confirmed:

⭐ The MetroPlus Association of Addiction Peer Professionals scholarship is available to Certified Recovery Mentors, Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselors, and Certified Gambling Recovery Mentors in Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington counties in Oregon who are certified through MHACBO.

⭐ The Oregon Statewide Scholarship is provided in partnership with The OHA Office of Recovery & Resilience. It is offered to behavioral health consumers and peers who live in Oregon.

⭐ OHA is also supporting the Oregon Military + Veteran Statewide Scholarship. This scholarship is offered to behavioral health consumers and/or peers who live in Oregon or work with veterans and military-connected communities in Oregon.
STAY INFORMED

✨ 2024 Keynote Presenter Sneak-Peek ✨

 

Paolo del Vecchio – SAMHSA

“Mr. del Vecchio is the Director of the Office of Recovery where he provides leadership for SAMHSA’s efforts to advance recovery across the nation. A person in long-term recovery from mental health conditions and addiction as well as a trauma survivor, Mr. del Vecchio has over 40 years of behavioral health experience as a consumer, family member, provider, advocate, and policy maker. He has been published widely and is a highly sought-after national leader and speaker.”

 

Joseph Green

“I believe in the power of stories and the sharing of lived experiences as tools for connectivity and community building. Once unleashed, I believe that power can change the world for the better… I’ve seen what happens when people begin to feel safe enough to reflect on their own stories. Once you recognize the transformative power of reflecting on your own grit, mistakes, darkness, and light—you build an inner strength that no one can take away from you.”


Support Peerpocalypse

The support and generosity of our sponsors makes this event possible year after year. If you are interested in supporting Peerpocalypse, please email us to learn more about sponsorship levels and benefits, or visit our website at peerpocalypse.com/participate
About Peerpocalypse: Hosted by the Mental Health & Addiction Association of Oregon, Peerpocalypse is a leading opportunity for professional development, networking, and community-building for members of the peer workforce. As people with lived experience, we know what works, and we need to share what we know with each other. Coming together awakens our energy and helps us grow so we can better serve our communities and show up for our peers and one another.

 

CA/OSA – Cocaine Anonymous Online Service Area – Online 12 Step Meeting – DAILY REPRIEVE – 7 Days A Week @ Online Via ZOOM
Apr 24 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

DAILY REPRIEVE

Join Via ZOOM

ID: 852 6648 1221

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85266481221

 

MEETING/GROUP TYPES:

OPEN: Attended by C.A. members, their families, friends and other interested people.
CLOSED: Attendance is limited to C.A. members only.

Cocaine Anonymous Around the World Clock

Pacific Standard Time (PDT) Eastern Standard Time (EDT) Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) British Standard Time (BST) Central European Summer Time (CEST)
July 26, 2023 9:08:36 AM July 26, 2023 12:08:36 PM July 26, 2023 4:08:36 PM July 26, 2023 5:08:36 PM July 26, 2023 6:08:36 PM
Sweden, Stockholm South Africa, Johannesburg Thailand, Bangkok Asia, Hong Kong Australia, Melbourne
6:08:36 PM 6:08:36 PM 11:08:36 PM 12:08:36 AM 2:08:36 AM

Please check the time above for the time zone you are in.  U.S. Daylight Savings and U.K. Daylight Savings happen about two weeks apart. U.K. falls back at 2am Sunday October 25th/U.S. falls back at 2am Sunday November 1st. The schedule can vary and be 1 hour different during that period.

Online Service Area

Cocaine Anonymous is a Fellowship of, by, and for addicts seeking recovery. Friends and Family of addicts should contact Co-Anon Family Groups, a Fellowship dedicated to their much different needs. Some items contained in these pages are published with permission of C.A. World Services, Inc., but this does not imply endorsement of this website by the C.A. World Service Conference or the C.A. World Service Office. The information provided within this website is intended to be a convenience for those who visit our website. Such inclusion does not constitute or imply endorsement by, or affiliation with, the Area or the Districts within. “Cocaine Anonymous World Service Conference Approved Literature. Copyright © 2022 Cocaine Anonymous World Services, Inc. “C.A.”, “Cocaine Anonymous” and the C.A. logo are registered trademarks of Cocaine Anonymous World Services, Inc. All rights reserved.” “In the spirit of Tradition Six, C.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization, or institution. As such, in the Area, District, Service Committees of Cocaine Anonymous and Cocaine Anonymous as a whole does not endorse and is not affiliated with or any of the companies and/or services offered on the site. Any links to external websites or services are only provided as a convenience to our members.”

webmaster@ca-online.org

Apr
25
Thu
2024
00 – Hotlilne – 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline – 24/7 Weekdays & Weekends
Apr 25 all-day

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Oregon is ready for nationwide launch of 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

Starting July 16, people in Oregon and nationwide will be able to call, text or chat 988, a new three-digit number, available 24/7, that will directly connect anyone experiencing a behavioral health crisis to compassionate care and support from trained crisis counselors. The 988 dialing-code connects callers to the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, a network of local crisis call-centers throughout the country. In Oregon, 988 call-centers are operated by Lines for Life statewide, and Northwest Human Services in Marion and Polk counties.

How Does 988 Work?

988 was established in July 2022 to improve access to crisis services in a way that meets our country’s growing suicide and mental health-related crisis care needs. 988 provides easier access to behavioral health crisis services, which are distinct from the public safety purposes of 911 (where the focus is on dispatching Emergency Medical Services, fire and police as needed).

911 continues to operate as it does across the state. For serious and life-threatening situations, 988 call centers work with local mental health providers to support appropriate interventions.

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and Oregon’s 988 call centers are collaborating with 911 Public Safety Answering Points to develop a roadmap on how 911 and 988 can coordinate with each other in the future.

988 crisis counselors are trained to use the least invasive interventions. Oftentimes, responding to a call, text or chat is all that is needed to help someone in crisis. In fact, more than 95 percent of current calls are resolved over the phone.

If a 988 call cannot be resolved over the phone, a mobile crisis team or first responder may be dispatched.

Other important facts to know:

  • 988 is available through every landline, cell phone and voice-over internet device in the United States, as well as text and chat.
  • The current technology for 988 routes callers by area code, not geolocation.
  • 988 is not currently available when phones are locked or do not have prepaid minutes.
  • The transition to 988 does not impact the availability of crisis services for veterans and military service members. They can call 988 and press 1 to connect with the Veterans Crisis Line.
  • For support in Spanish, callers can press 2 to connect with the Red Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio.

The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline has an infographic with more information on what happens when people call, text or chat.

Community partners interested in helping promote 988 can use posters, social media shareables and other materials about 988 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration at samhsa.gov/988. Learn more about 988 in Oregon on OHA’s 988 webpage. Read press release about 988.

01 – Support Line – Racial Equity Support Line w BIPOC Lived Experience @ (503) 575-3764 – 8:30am to 5:00pm PST Weekdays M-F @ Phone
Apr 25 all-day
01 - Support Line - Racial Equity Support Line w BIPOC Lived Experience @ (503) 575-3764 - 8:30am to 5:00pm PST Weekdays M-F @ Phone

 

Crisis / Support Line For Racial Equity Support

503-575-3764
Answered by BIPOC counselors 
M-F from 8:30 AM -5:00 PM PST

The Racial Equity Support Line is a service led and staffed by people with lived experience of racism. We offer support to those who are feeling the emotional impacts of racist violence and microaggressions, as well as the emotional impacts of immigration struggles and other cross-cultural issues.

Many of us experience racism every day.

Unfortunately, we live in a culture where racist acts happen often. From workplaces to housing to healthcare, we know that our communities aren’t getting the same kind of treatment as others.

Experiencing racism can harm our mental wellness.

Whether in small acts, or violent ones, racial bias can have serious emotional impacts. Racism changes how we see the world around us. It’s stressful to worry about how people see us as different or dangerous. It’s exhausting to notice the ways that people treat us as less-than, day in and day out. It’s heartbreaking to turn on the news and learn about more violence against people who look like us.

We get it. And we’re here to talk. To support. To connect.

The person who answers may be a stranger – but we understand what you’re going through. We’ll listen to your situation as you talk through your feelings, and we may offer resources based on what seems most helpful to you.

Call us today at 503-575-3764.

This line is available weekdays from 8:30am to 5pm, Pacific Standard Time.

If you have questions or want to reach the Director of Equity Initiatives, please email Donna Harrell at DonnaH@linesforlife.org.

Toll-Free Access

If you need toll-free access, call any line at Lines for Life and ask to be transferred to the Racial Equity Support Line during its operating hours.

For example, you can call Lines for Life / National Suicide Prevention Line @ 1-877-273-8255 and ask to be transferred to the Racial Equity Support Line between 8:30am and 5pm PST.

04 – Resources – BHRN – Behavioral Health Resource Network – Free Passes Peer Support & Recovery
Apr 25 all-day

 

 

Behavioral Health Resource Network

Per Measure 110 Funding through the Oregon Health Authority, each of the Oregon 36 Counties across the state has at least one BHRN service network, plus there is an Oregon Tribe BHRN.

Follow this link got more information about Measure 110 and BHRN: https://www.oregon.gov/oha/hsd/amh/pages/measure110.aspx

Each BHRN network has 1 or more community partners to ensure access to services for SUD – Substance Use Disorder recovery.

Each BHRN network provides trauma-informed, culturally specific and linguistically responsive services. Services include but are not limited to:

    Screening for health and social service needs.
    Screening and referral for substance use disorder.
    Access to an individualized intervention plan.
    Case management.
    Low-barrier substance use disorder treatment.
    Harm reduction services.
    Peer-supported services.
    Housing.
    Mobile and virtual outreach.
    Referral to appropriate outside services.

BHRN programs and services in Oregon are contracted through June 30th, 2025.

To access BHRN Programs and Services, use the Oregon BHRN Maps Page.

These maps offer Information about the BRHNs, the Partner Organizations, their Service Offerings specific to each BHRN, and additional insights..

INSP – Inspire – Drug Abuse Communities and More – Online via Website or IOS APP – 24/7 – Weekdays & Weekends @ Online via website
Apr 25 all-day
INSP - Inspire - Drug Abuse Communities and More - Online via Website or IOS APP - 24/7 - Weekdays & Weekends @ Online via website

Inspire Support Communities

A place that’s safe for sharing and always free for members

We’ve carefully designed an environment where it’s okay to open up about personal experiences and share sensitive health information. Joining Inspire is — and always will be — free for members.

To Open an Inspire Account, Use this link:https://www.inspire.com/

Inspire: The Vital Health Community

Inspire is the vital community of more than two million patients and caregivers —a carefully designed environment where everyone feels comfortable and safe to open up about personal health experiences and share sensitive health information. These genuine connections instill hope and drive greater understanding. Patients and caregivers from around the world discover advice and information they can’t find elsewhere, and by understanding patients’ rich and varied health journeys on Inspire, researchers and health practitioners around the world are advancing treatments and making breakthrough discoveries.

 

FIND A COMMUNITY OF SUPPORT

Click Here To See Our Support Communities

 

About the Inspire Community Platform

Create A personal Journal

Your journal belongs to you; you may choose to have your journal entries show up in some, all, or none of your communities. Journal entries are generally longer and can be on any topic.

Join Community Discussions

Discussions belong to the community and are generally shorter than journal entries and are meant to encourage conversations between members. For example, if you wanted to ask for other members’ experiences with a particular treatment, you would post a discussion in the appropriate community. If you wanted to talk about your day, something more personal or off-topic, you would post a journal entry.

Create and Manage A Friends List

Friends are other members whom you may grow to trust and want to share more information with, or with whom you want to exchange private messages. You will be able to post journal entries that only your “friends” can read, and you will be able to send messages to your friends through our site without giving out your email address.

Use Inspire A.I. for quick answers

Inspire AI is a new feature on inspire that uses artificial intelligence to provide quick responses to member questions. The responses are automatically generated. The tool leverages a large language model (LLM), similar to what is used for popular tools such as ChatGPT. When you post on Inspire, you can choose whether you want to receive a response from InspireAI in addition to receiving replies from Inspire members. InspireAI is currently available in select cancer communities.

MHAAO – Mental Health & Addiction Association of Oregon – Peerpocalypse – May 6th – 9th, 2024 – In Person Registration Is Closed! – Virtual Registration is Open! @ Online Register for Details
Apr 25 all-day

Peerpocalypse is a national convergence of leaders, emerging leaders, innovators, and peers who want to become more involved in the peer community. Adopting the philosophy that peers bring with them a great deal of knowledge and expertise, the event is about bringing the community together to share information, skills, and experience. Allies are welcome to attend as well. Participants may come across a workshop topic at Peerpocalypse that may be edgy or make you uncomfortable, and that’s okay. Lean into the discomfort and learn.


The History of Peerpocalypse

The Mental Health & Addiction Association of Oregon started Peerpocalypse as mental health conference in 2013. In 2017, MHAAO added addiction as a core component of the conference. We recognize that peers may have lived experience with one or the other. However, we know that many have lived experience with both mental health and addiction.


Why do we need a conference like Peerpocalypse?

Because:

  • Decisions about us continue to be made without us.

  • Too many members of our community are unemployed or underemployed.

  • A quarter of people who are incarcerated experience mental health challenges.

  • Approximately 50% of people who are incarcerated meet the criteria for substance use disorder.

  • Addiction is not just about substance use (i.e.: gambling addiction and other process addictions).

  • Too many members of our community live in poverty.

  • Members of our community die 25 years earlier than the general population.

  • We need to be reminded there is hope.

  • Coming together awakens our energy so we can all keep doing the vital work we are doing.

  • NOTHING reminds us more that we are a strong community than being in one place together and reconnecting as friends and allies.

  • We know what works and we need to share what we know with each other.

  •  When we come together, we can turn the way things are now into the way they should be.


WHERE IS THE CONFERENCE HELD?

Historically, the conference has been held in Seaside, Oregon at the Seaside Civic and Convention Center. In 2019, it was held in Salem, Oregon due to renovations to the Seaside Convention Center. In 2020 and 2021, we pivoted to a virtual forum due to COVID-19 restrictions. In 2022, MHAAO returned to Seaside, Oregon, and hosted its first hybrid conference. Peerpocalypse remains in Oregon to reduce costs to conference participants, and to stay connected to its origins. The convention center boasts two floors. There are hotels located as close as across the street or a few blocks away; as is the beautiful West Coast beach (visit our Participate page to learn about discounted lodging options). To learn more about the Seaside Civic and Convention Center and Seaside attractions visit https://seasideconvention.com/.

As of 2022, Peerpocalypse will be offered as a hybrid conference, meaning we provide both in-person and virtual participation options. Peerpocalypse is held virtually through the Whova app and in person in Seaside, Oregon at the Seaside Convention Center, 415 1st Ave, Seaside, OR 97138.


REGISTRATION FOR THE 2024 CONFERENCE

In Person Registration is Full and is Now Closed

How much is registration, and how do I register?

In-Person Rate – $425 ( CLOSED NO LONGER AVAILABLE)

Virtual Rate – $250

Virtual tickets are UNLIMITED! Register today!

Sign up for our Peerpocalypse newsletter for any future updates about registration, scholarships, and more.

Or, follow us on Facebook and Instagram for real-time updates @mhaoforegon

What is included in the cost of my registration?

All registered participants will have access to over 45 workshop options, four keynote speakers, virtual small group “meet-ups”, and exhibit hall, and will receive a name badge, virtual program, and t-shirt. In-person attendees will also have access to the Peerpocalypse’s Got Talent, the Mad Hatter Dance, and will receive complimentary meals. Stay tuned for a daily breakdown of meals and events!

Be a Sponsor

Be a changemaker and help us achieve our goals! We offer a wide range of sponsorship opportunities for organizations of all sizes. Sponsors will have access to an audience of over 1000 attendees, with logo and ad placements varying based on sponsorship levels (see below). If you are interested in sponsoring this year’s conference, please contact csafar@mhaoforegon.org or call 503-922-2377. See 2023’s sponsors here.

Scholarships

We strive to make Peerpocalypse accessible to as many peers as possible each year. We do that through scholarships for in-person and virtual attendance provided by some of our fantastic community partners. The following are descriptions of the available scholarships:

  • The MetroPlus Association of Addiction Peer Professionals scholarship is available to Certified Recovery Mentors, Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselors, and Certified Gambling Recovery Mentors in Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington counties in Oregon who are certified through MHACBO.

  • The Oregon Statewide Scholarship is provided in partnership with The Office of Recovery & Resilience. It is offered to behavioral health consumers and peers who live in Oregon.

  • OHA is also supporting the Oregon Military + Veteran Statewide Scholarship. This scholarship is offered to behavioral health consumers and/or peers who live in Oregon or work with veterans and military-connected communities in Oregon.

Visit our scholarship page for more information on how to apply. More scholarships may be available soon. Please sign up for our Peerpocalypse newsletter here for updates.


REFUND POLICY

All cancellation requests MUST BE RECEIVED VIA EMAIL topeerpocalypse@mhaoforegon.org. If cancellation is requested on or before April 1, 2024, you will receive a full refund minus a $15-per-person administration processing fee. Starting April 2, 2024, registrations will not be refunded. Registrants who are no-shows for the conference will not receive a refund.

Still have questions?

Contact us at peerpocalypse@mhaoforegon.org or call (503) 922-2377 for more information.

MHAAO – Mental Health & Addiction Association of Oregon – Workshops, Job Fair, Speakers, – Registration is now OPEN – In-Person Seats Area limited
Apr 25 all-day

 

 

 

IN-PERSON SEATS ARE LIMITED. DON’T WAIT!

 

Start your new year off right by signing up for the 11th annual Peerpocalypse peer leadership conference. Registration for in-person and virtual attendance ARE OPEN!

In-person registration: $425

Virtual registration: $250

Your ticket gives you access to our immersive four-day conference, with over 40 workshops, a job fair, after-hours activities, and more! Don’t miss the opportunity to build your network and earn up to 23 Continuing Education Units. Register today!

In-person spaces are limited, so sign up now!

REGISTER FOR PEERPOCALYPSE

Scholarship Updates:

We have postponed scholarship registration until further notice!

We strive to make Peerpocalypse accessible for as many peers as possible each year by providing scholarships that cater to peers and the peers workforce. We have discovered new funding streams that would make more scholarships available for the community; to ensure that registration access is fair, we have postponed scholarship registration until further notice. Please sign up for peerpocalypse emails to stay up-to-date, or follow us on Facebook and Instagram. Thank you for your patience. More to come soon!

In the meantime, here are the scholarships that have been confirmed:

⭐ The MetroPlus Association of Addiction Peer Professionals scholarship is available to Certified Recovery Mentors, Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselors, and Certified Gambling Recovery Mentors in Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington counties in Oregon who are certified through MHACBO.

⭐ The Oregon Statewide Scholarship is provided in partnership with The OHA Office of Recovery & Resilience. It is offered to behavioral health consumers and peers who live in Oregon.

⭐ OHA is also supporting the Oregon Military + Veteran Statewide Scholarship. This scholarship is offered to behavioral health consumers and/or peers who live in Oregon or work with veterans and military-connected communities in Oregon.
STAY INFORMED

✨ 2024 Keynote Presenter Sneak-Peek ✨

 

Paolo del Vecchio – SAMHSA

“Mr. del Vecchio is the Director of the Office of Recovery where he provides leadership for SAMHSA’s efforts to advance recovery across the nation. A person in long-term recovery from mental health conditions and addiction as well as a trauma survivor, Mr. del Vecchio has over 40 years of behavioral health experience as a consumer, family member, provider, advocate, and policy maker. He has been published widely and is a highly sought-after national leader and speaker.”

 

Joseph Green

“I believe in the power of stories and the sharing of lived experiences as tools for connectivity and community building. Once unleashed, I believe that power can change the world for the better… I’ve seen what happens when people begin to feel safe enough to reflect on their own stories. Once you recognize the transformative power of reflecting on your own grit, mistakes, darkness, and light—you build an inner strength that no one can take away from you.”


Support Peerpocalypse

The support and generosity of our sponsors makes this event possible year after year. If you are interested in supporting Peerpocalypse, please email us to learn more about sponsorship levels and benefits, or visit our website at peerpocalypse.com/participate
About Peerpocalypse: Hosted by the Mental Health & Addiction Association of Oregon, Peerpocalypse is a leading opportunity for professional development, networking, and community-building for members of the peer workforce. As people with lived experience, we know what works, and we need to share what we know with each other. Coming together awakens our energy and helps us grow so we can better serve our communities and show up for our peers and one another.

 

CA/OSA – Cocaine Anonymous Online Service Area – Online 12 Step Meeting – DAILY REPRIEVE – 7 Days A Week @ Online Via ZOOM
Apr 25 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

DAILY REPRIEVE

Join Via ZOOM

ID: 852 6648 1221

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85266481221

 

MEETING/GROUP TYPES:

OPEN: Attended by C.A. members, their families, friends and other interested people.
CLOSED: Attendance is limited to C.A. members only.

Cocaine Anonymous Around the World Clock

Pacific Standard Time (PDT) Eastern Standard Time (EDT) Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) British Standard Time (BST) Central European Summer Time (CEST)
July 26, 2023 9:08:36 AM July 26, 2023 12:08:36 PM July 26, 2023 4:08:36 PM July 26, 2023 5:08:36 PM July 26, 2023 6:08:36 PM
Sweden, Stockholm South Africa, Johannesburg Thailand, Bangkok Asia, Hong Kong Australia, Melbourne
6:08:36 PM 6:08:36 PM 11:08:36 PM 12:08:36 AM 2:08:36 AM

Please check the time above for the time zone you are in.  U.S. Daylight Savings and U.K. Daylight Savings happen about two weeks apart. U.K. falls back at 2am Sunday October 25th/U.S. falls back at 2am Sunday November 1st. The schedule can vary and be 1 hour different during that period.

Online Service Area

Cocaine Anonymous is a Fellowship of, by, and for addicts seeking recovery. Friends and Family of addicts should contact Co-Anon Family Groups, a Fellowship dedicated to their much different needs. Some items contained in these pages are published with permission of C.A. World Services, Inc., but this does not imply endorsement of this website by the C.A. World Service Conference or the C.A. World Service Office. The information provided within this website is intended to be a convenience for those who visit our website. Such inclusion does not constitute or imply endorsement by, or affiliation with, the Area or the Districts within. “Cocaine Anonymous World Service Conference Approved Literature. Copyright © 2022 Cocaine Anonymous World Services, Inc. “C.A.”, “Cocaine Anonymous” and the C.A. logo are registered trademarks of Cocaine Anonymous World Services, Inc. All rights reserved.” “In the spirit of Tradition Six, C.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization, or institution. As such, in the Area, District, Service Committees of Cocaine Anonymous and Cocaine Anonymous as a whole does not endorse and is not affiliated with or any of the companies and/or services offered on the site. Any links to external websites or services are only provided as a convenience to our members.”

webmaster@ca-online.org

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00 – Hotlilne – 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline – 24/7 Weekdays & Weekends
Apr 26 all-day

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Oregon is ready for nationwide launch of 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

Starting July 16, people in Oregon and nationwide will be able to call, text or chat 988, a new three-digit number, available 24/7, that will directly connect anyone experiencing a behavioral health crisis to compassionate care and support from trained crisis counselors. The 988 dialing-code connects callers to the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, a network of local crisis call-centers throughout the country. In Oregon, 988 call-centers are operated by Lines for Life statewide, and Northwest Human Services in Marion and Polk counties.

How Does 988 Work?

988 was established in July 2022 to improve access to crisis services in a way that meets our country’s growing suicide and mental health-related crisis care needs. 988 provides easier access to behavioral health crisis services, which are distinct from the public safety purposes of 911 (where the focus is on dispatching Emergency Medical Services, fire and police as needed).

911 continues to operate as it does across the state. For serious and life-threatening situations, 988 call centers work with local mental health providers to support appropriate interventions.

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and Oregon’s 988 call centers are collaborating with 911 Public Safety Answering Points to develop a roadmap on how 911 and 988 can coordinate with each other in the future.

988 crisis counselors are trained to use the least invasive interventions. Oftentimes, responding to a call, text or chat is all that is needed to help someone in crisis. In fact, more than 95 percent of current calls are resolved over the phone.

If a 988 call cannot be resolved over the phone, a mobile crisis team or first responder may be dispatched.

Other important facts to know:

  • 988 is available through every landline, cell phone and voice-over internet device in the United States, as well as text and chat.
  • The current technology for 988 routes callers by area code, not geolocation.
  • 988 is not currently available when phones are locked or do not have prepaid minutes.
  • The transition to 988 does not impact the availability of crisis services for veterans and military service members. They can call 988 and press 1 to connect with the Veterans Crisis Line.
  • For support in Spanish, callers can press 2 to connect with the Red Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio.

The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline has an infographic with more information on what happens when people call, text or chat.

Community partners interested in helping promote 988 can use posters, social media shareables and other materials about 988 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration at samhsa.gov/988. Learn more about 988 in Oregon on OHA’s 988 webpage. Read press release about 988.

01 – Support Line – Racial Equity Support Line w BIPOC Lived Experience @ (503) 575-3764 – 8:30am to 5:00pm PST Weekdays M-F @ Phone
Apr 26 all-day
01 - Support Line - Racial Equity Support Line w BIPOC Lived Experience @ (503) 575-3764 - 8:30am to 5:00pm PST Weekdays M-F @ Phone

 

Crisis / Support Line For Racial Equity Support

503-575-3764
Answered by BIPOC counselors 
M-F from 8:30 AM -5:00 PM PST

The Racial Equity Support Line is a service led and staffed by people with lived experience of racism. We offer support to those who are feeling the emotional impacts of racist violence and microaggressions, as well as the emotional impacts of immigration struggles and other cross-cultural issues.

Many of us experience racism every day.

Unfortunately, we live in a culture where racist acts happen often. From workplaces to housing to healthcare, we know that our communities aren’t getting the same kind of treatment as others.

Experiencing racism can harm our mental wellness.

Whether in small acts, or violent ones, racial bias can have serious emotional impacts. Racism changes how we see the world around us. It’s stressful to worry about how people see us as different or dangerous. It’s exhausting to notice the ways that people treat us as less-than, day in and day out. It’s heartbreaking to turn on the news and learn about more violence against people who look like us.

We get it. And we’re here to talk. To support. To connect.

The person who answers may be a stranger – but we understand what you’re going through. We’ll listen to your situation as you talk through your feelings, and we may offer resources based on what seems most helpful to you.

Call us today at 503-575-3764.

This line is available weekdays from 8:30am to 5pm, Pacific Standard Time.

If you have questions or want to reach the Director of Equity Initiatives, please email Donna Harrell at DonnaH@linesforlife.org.

Toll-Free Access

If you need toll-free access, call any line at Lines for Life and ask to be transferred to the Racial Equity Support Line during its operating hours.

For example, you can call Lines for Life / National Suicide Prevention Line @ 1-877-273-8255 and ask to be transferred to the Racial Equity Support Line between 8:30am and 5pm PST.

04 – Resources – BHRN – Behavioral Health Resource Network – Free Passes Peer Support & Recovery
Apr 26 all-day

 

 

Behavioral Health Resource Network

Per Measure 110 Funding through the Oregon Health Authority, each of the Oregon 36 Counties across the state has at least one BHRN service network, plus there is an Oregon Tribe BHRN.

Follow this link got more information about Measure 110 and BHRN: https://www.oregon.gov/oha/hsd/amh/pages/measure110.aspx

Each BHRN network has 1 or more community partners to ensure access to services for SUD – Substance Use Disorder recovery.

Each BHRN network provides trauma-informed, culturally specific and linguistically responsive services. Services include but are not limited to:

    Screening for health and social service needs.
    Screening and referral for substance use disorder.
    Access to an individualized intervention plan.
    Case management.
    Low-barrier substance use disorder treatment.
    Harm reduction services.
    Peer-supported services.
    Housing.
    Mobile and virtual outreach.
    Referral to appropriate outside services.

BHRN programs and services in Oregon are contracted through June 30th, 2025.

To access BHRN Programs and Services, use the Oregon BHRN Maps Page.

These maps offer Information about the BRHNs, the Partner Organizations, their Service Offerings specific to each BHRN, and additional insights..

INSP – Inspire – Drug Abuse Communities and More – Online via Website or IOS APP – 24/7 – Weekdays & Weekends @ Online via website
Apr 26 all-day
INSP - Inspire - Drug Abuse Communities and More - Online via Website or IOS APP - 24/7 - Weekdays & Weekends @ Online via website

Inspire Support Communities

A place that’s safe for sharing and always free for members

We’ve carefully designed an environment where it’s okay to open up about personal experiences and share sensitive health information. Joining Inspire is — and always will be — free for members.

To Open an Inspire Account, Use this link:https://www.inspire.com/

Inspire: The Vital Health Community

Inspire is the vital community of more than two million patients and caregivers —a carefully designed environment where everyone feels comfortable and safe to open up about personal health experiences and share sensitive health information. These genuine connections instill hope and drive greater understanding. Patients and caregivers from around the world discover advice and information they can’t find elsewhere, and by understanding patients’ rich and varied health journeys on Inspire, researchers and health practitioners around the world are advancing treatments and making breakthrough discoveries.

 

FIND A COMMUNITY OF SUPPORT

Click Here To See Our Support Communities

 

About the Inspire Community Platform

Create A personal Journal

Your journal belongs to you; you may choose to have your journal entries show up in some, all, or none of your communities. Journal entries are generally longer and can be on any topic.

Join Community Discussions

Discussions belong to the community and are generally shorter than journal entries and are meant to encourage conversations between members. For example, if you wanted to ask for other members’ experiences with a particular treatment, you would post a discussion in the appropriate community. If you wanted to talk about your day, something more personal or off-topic, you would post a journal entry.

Create and Manage A Friends List

Friends are other members whom you may grow to trust and want to share more information with, or with whom you want to exchange private messages. You will be able to post journal entries that only your “friends” can read, and you will be able to send messages to your friends through our site without giving out your email address.

Use Inspire A.I. for quick answers

Inspire AI is a new feature on inspire that uses artificial intelligence to provide quick responses to member questions. The responses are automatically generated. The tool leverages a large language model (LLM), similar to what is used for popular tools such as ChatGPT. When you post on Inspire, you can choose whether you want to receive a response from InspireAI in addition to receiving replies from Inspire members. InspireAI is currently available in select cancer communities.

MHAAO – Mental Health & Addiction Association of Oregon – Peerpocalypse – May 6th – 9th, 2024 – In Person Registration Is Closed! – Virtual Registration is Open! @ Online Register for Details
Apr 26 all-day

Peerpocalypse is a national convergence of leaders, emerging leaders, innovators, and peers who want to become more involved in the peer community. Adopting the philosophy that peers bring with them a great deal of knowledge and expertise, the event is about bringing the community together to share information, skills, and experience. Allies are welcome to attend as well. Participants may come across a workshop topic at Peerpocalypse that may be edgy or make you uncomfortable, and that’s okay. Lean into the discomfort and learn.


The History of Peerpocalypse

The Mental Health & Addiction Association of Oregon started Peerpocalypse as mental health conference in 2013. In 2017, MHAAO added addiction as a core component of the conference. We recognize that peers may have lived experience with one or the other. However, we know that many have lived experience with both mental health and addiction.


Why do we need a conference like Peerpocalypse?

Because:

  • Decisions about us continue to be made without us.

  • Too many members of our community are unemployed or underemployed.

  • A quarter of people who are incarcerated experience mental health challenges.

  • Approximately 50% of people who are incarcerated meet the criteria for substance use disorder.

  • Addiction is not just about substance use (i.e.: gambling addiction and other process addictions).

  • Too many members of our community live in poverty.

  • Members of our community die 25 years earlier than the general population.

  • We need to be reminded there is hope.

  • Coming together awakens our energy so we can all keep doing the vital work we are doing.

  • NOTHING reminds us more that we are a strong community than being in one place together and reconnecting as friends and allies.

  • We know what works and we need to share what we know with each other.

  •  When we come together, we can turn the way things are now into the way they should be.


WHERE IS THE CONFERENCE HELD?

Historically, the conference has been held in Seaside, Oregon at the Seaside Civic and Convention Center. In 2019, it was held in Salem, Oregon due to renovations to the Seaside Convention Center. In 2020 and 2021, we pivoted to a virtual forum due to COVID-19 restrictions. In 2022, MHAAO returned to Seaside, Oregon, and hosted its first hybrid conference. Peerpocalypse remains in Oregon to reduce costs to conference participants, and to stay connected to its origins. The convention center boasts two floors. There are hotels located as close as across the street or a few blocks away; as is the beautiful West Coast beach (visit our Participate page to learn about discounted lodging options). To learn more about the Seaside Civic and Convention Center and Seaside attractions visit https://seasideconvention.com/.

As of 2022, Peerpocalypse will be offered as a hybrid conference, meaning we provide both in-person and virtual participation options. Peerpocalypse is held virtually through the Whova app and in person in Seaside, Oregon at the Seaside Convention Center, 415 1st Ave, Seaside, OR 97138.


REGISTRATION FOR THE 2024 CONFERENCE

In Person Registration is Full and is Now Closed

How much is registration, and how do I register?

In-Person Rate – $425 ( CLOSED NO LONGER AVAILABLE)

Virtual Rate – $250

Virtual tickets are UNLIMITED! Register today!

Sign up for our Peerpocalypse newsletter for any future updates about registration, scholarships, and more.

Or, follow us on Facebook and Instagram for real-time updates @mhaoforegon

What is included in the cost of my registration?

All registered participants will have access to over 45 workshop options, four keynote speakers, virtual small group “meet-ups”, and exhibit hall, and will receive a name badge, virtual program, and t-shirt. In-person attendees will also have access to the Peerpocalypse’s Got Talent, the Mad Hatter Dance, and will receive complimentary meals. Stay tuned for a daily breakdown of meals and events!

Be a Sponsor

Be a changemaker and help us achieve our goals! We offer a wide range of sponsorship opportunities for organizations of all sizes. Sponsors will have access to an audience of over 1000 attendees, with logo and ad placements varying based on sponsorship levels (see below). If you are interested in sponsoring this year’s conference, please contact csafar@mhaoforegon.org or call 503-922-2377. See 2023’s sponsors here.

Scholarships

We strive to make Peerpocalypse accessible to as many peers as possible each year. We do that through scholarships for in-person and virtual attendance provided by some of our fantastic community partners. The following are descriptions of the available scholarships:

  • The MetroPlus Association of Addiction Peer Professionals scholarship is available to Certified Recovery Mentors, Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselors, and Certified Gambling Recovery Mentors in Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington counties in Oregon who are certified through MHACBO.

  • The Oregon Statewide Scholarship is provided in partnership with The Office of Recovery & Resilience. It is offered to behavioral health consumers and peers who live in Oregon.

  • OHA is also supporting the Oregon Military + Veteran Statewide Scholarship. This scholarship is offered to behavioral health consumers and/or peers who live in Oregon or work with veterans and military-connected communities in Oregon.

Visit our scholarship page for more information on how to apply. More scholarships may be available soon. Please sign up for our Peerpocalypse newsletter here for updates.


REFUND POLICY

All cancellation requests MUST BE RECEIVED VIA EMAIL topeerpocalypse@mhaoforegon.org. If cancellation is requested on or before April 1, 2024, you will receive a full refund minus a $15-per-person administration processing fee. Starting April 2, 2024, registrations will not be refunded. Registrants who are no-shows for the conference will not receive a refund.

Still have questions?

Contact us at peerpocalypse@mhaoforegon.org or call (503) 922-2377 for more information.

MHAAO – Mental Health & Addiction Association of Oregon – Workshops, Job Fair, Speakers, – Registration is now OPEN – In-Person Seats Area limited
Apr 26 all-day

 

 

 

IN-PERSON SEATS ARE LIMITED. DON’T WAIT!

 

Start your new year off right by signing up for the 11th annual Peerpocalypse peer leadership conference. Registration for in-person and virtual attendance ARE OPEN!

In-person registration: $425

Virtual registration: $250

Your ticket gives you access to our immersive four-day conference, with over 40 workshops, a job fair, after-hours activities, and more! Don’t miss the opportunity to build your network and earn up to 23 Continuing Education Units. Register today!

In-person spaces are limited, so sign up now!

REGISTER FOR PEERPOCALYPSE

Scholarship Updates:

We have postponed scholarship registration until further notice!

We strive to make Peerpocalypse accessible for as many peers as possible each year by providing scholarships that cater to peers and the peers workforce. We have discovered new funding streams that would make more scholarships available for the community; to ensure that registration access is fair, we have postponed scholarship registration until further notice. Please sign up for peerpocalypse emails to stay up-to-date, or follow us on Facebook and Instagram. Thank you for your patience. More to come soon!

In the meantime, here are the scholarships that have been confirmed:

⭐ The MetroPlus Association of Addiction Peer Professionals scholarship is available to Certified Recovery Mentors, Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselors, and Certified Gambling Recovery Mentors in Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington counties in Oregon who are certified through MHACBO.

⭐ The Oregon Statewide Scholarship is provided in partnership with The OHA Office of Recovery & Resilience. It is offered to behavioral health consumers and peers who live in Oregon.

⭐ OHA is also supporting the Oregon Military + Veteran Statewide Scholarship. This scholarship is offered to behavioral health consumers and/or peers who live in Oregon or work with veterans and military-connected communities in Oregon.
STAY INFORMED

✨ 2024 Keynote Presenter Sneak-Peek ✨

 

Paolo del Vecchio – SAMHSA

“Mr. del Vecchio is the Director of the Office of Recovery where he provides leadership for SAMHSA’s efforts to advance recovery across the nation. A person in long-term recovery from mental health conditions and addiction as well as a trauma survivor, Mr. del Vecchio has over 40 years of behavioral health experience as a consumer, family member, provider, advocate, and policy maker. He has been published widely and is a highly sought-after national leader and speaker.”

 

Joseph Green

“I believe in the power of stories and the sharing of lived experiences as tools for connectivity and community building. Once unleashed, I believe that power can change the world for the better… I’ve seen what happens when people begin to feel safe enough to reflect on their own stories. Once you recognize the transformative power of reflecting on your own grit, mistakes, darkness, and light—you build an inner strength that no one can take away from you.”


Support Peerpocalypse

The support and generosity of our sponsors makes this event possible year after year. If you are interested in supporting Peerpocalypse, please email us to learn more about sponsorship levels and benefits, or visit our website at peerpocalypse.com/participate
About Peerpocalypse: Hosted by the Mental Health & Addiction Association of Oregon, Peerpocalypse is a leading opportunity for professional development, networking, and community-building for members of the peer workforce. As people with lived experience, we know what works, and we need to share what we know with each other. Coming together awakens our energy and helps us grow so we can better serve our communities and show up for our peers and one another.

 

CA/OSA – Cocaine Anonymous Online Service Area – Online 12 Step Meeting – Into Action Online – Big Book Discussion – Tuesdays & Fridays @ Online Via ZOOM
Apr 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Into Action Online

Big Book Discussion

Tuesdays & Fridays 1:00 pm PST

Skype Meeting Contact: Into Action Online

https://join.skype.com/IyvSmhPaRff9

MEETING/GROUP TYPES:

OPEN: Attended by C.A. members, their families, friends and other interested people.
CLOSED: Attendance is limited to C.A. members only.

Cocaine Anonymous Around the World Clock

Pacific Standard Time (PDT) Eastern Standard Time (EDT) Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) British Standard Time (BST) Central European Summer Time (CEST)
July 26, 2023 9:08:36 AM July 26, 2023 12:08:36 PM July 26, 2023 4:08:36 PM July 26, 2023 5:08:36 PM July 26, 2023 6:08:36 PM
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Pacific Standard Time (PDT) Eastern Standard Time (EDT) Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) British Standard Time (BST) Central European Summer Time (CEST)
July 26, 2023 9:08:36 AM July 26, 2023 12:08:36 PM July 26, 2023 4:08:36 PM July 26, 2023 5:08:36 PM July 26, 2023 6:08:36 PM
Sweden, Stockholm South Africa, Johannesburg Thailand, Bangkok Asia, Hong Kong Australia, Melbourne
6:08:36 PM 6:08:36 PM