Keep Oregon Well

Mental Health Awareness Month happens each year in May. This year, to mark the occasion, Trillium is launching a multi-media celebration of the people, nonprofits, community groups and business leaders who have helped pave the way for Mental and Behavioral healthcare to thrive in Oregon and the Pacific NW.

 Public nominations were open to the community during February and March, and a selection committee made up of mental health and social services providers narrowed those nominations down to 31 heroes.

 2015 “Keep Oregon Well” Mental Health Heroes:

1.       Sheila Hamilton

2.       Amy Baker

3.       Albertina Kerr Center

4.       Elizabeth Stormshak

5.       Gretchen Kafoury

6.       Storm Large

7.       Avel Gordly

8.       Laura Dellinger

9.       NAMI Oregon

10.   Representative Sara Gelser

11.   Cheryl Strayed

12.   Looking Glass

13.   Tasha Wheatt-Delancy

14.   Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare

15.   Kris and Mike Forzley

16.   LaShawn Lee

17.   Megan Stores

18.   Living Yoga

19.   Michael Ware

20.   Morrison Child and Family Services

21.   Police Chief Jim Porter

22.   Trudy Townsend

23.   Elaine Walters

24.   Courtney Freitag

25.   Dr. Chris Farentinos

26.   Barbara Kienle

27.   SMYRC – Sexual & Gender Minority Youth Resource Center

28.   Robert Roy

29.   Kimberly Lindsay

30.   Quest Center for Integrative Health

31.   Senator Ron Wyden

On Friday, May 1st Trillium will unveil all 31 of the hero prints at the opening of the “Keep Oregon Well” art exhibit at Trillium’s Children’s Farm Home Historic Old School (4455 NE Highway 20, Corvallis, OR 97330) from 5pm-8pm. Many of the honorees will be in attendance. This event is FREE for all ages and open to the public.  The show will be hanging on the walls of the Farm Home for viewing during May and June.

 Trillium will feature one Mental Health Hero every day in May on their website and social media, as well.

 To RSVP to the 2015 “Keep Oregon Well” Mental Health Heroes Awards Opening, click here:

 For more information about Trillium Family Services, Oregon’s largest provider of mental and behavioral healthcare for children and families, visit

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