Women's Health

This Portland Nonprofit Aims to Destigmatize Mental Illness

ASHA International brings the world here this September for its first annual multicultural women’s mental health conference, Grit and Grace.

08/30/2018 By Talullah Plummer-Blanco

Wellness

Can Sound (Umm, Sound?) Heal What Ails You?

Find out at four Portland events dedicated to a sonic brand of medicine.

03/08/2018 By Ariel Kusby

Fitness: Close to Om

Is Downtown Portland the Best Place to Achieve Nirvana?

Give your busy brain a break at Pause Meditation.

12/28/2017 By Marty Patail

Power Plant

How Houseplants Can Save Your Life (Well, Close)

Create an indoor garden to heal all that ails you.

09/21/2017 By Regan Breeden

Mental Health

How One Portland Nonprofit Helps Foster Kids Thrive

We visited Kinship House to commemorate Foster Care Awareness Month and Mental Health Awareness Month.

05/17/2017 By Olivia Wickstrom

Health News

Oregon’s First LGBTQ Primary Health Clinic Opens in Portland

Located on SE Belmont, Prism Health is the latest extension of the Cascade AIDS Project.

04/27/2017 By Molly Woodstock

Om Base

Labyrinths: An Alternative Mode of Moving Meditation

Cerimon House offers a monthly labyrinth walk for Portlanders to alter their consciousness, find a space for solace, and enjoy teatime.

03/23/2017 By Regan Breeden

Mental Health

Two New Portland Murals Fight Depression Stigma

Local muralists Rather Severe and Blaine Fontana teamed up with Kaiser Permanente to foster mental illness awareness through public art.

01/05/2017 By Molly Woodstock

Park Life

A Pop-Up Park Encourages Portlanders to Celebrate Hard Feelings

A three-day project at Pioneer Courthouse Square involves bright lights, yoga, life coaching, and puppy playtime.

11/17/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson

Self-Care

25+ Ways to Take Care of Yourself When Everything Isn’t OK

Here's how to feel a little bit better when your world is falling apart.

11/10/2016 By Molly Woodstock

Light a Fire 2016: Keeping Us Healthy

Cascade AIDS Project Serves More Than 400 People Each Month

In 30 years, CAP has blossomed into a 60-staffer juggernaut, with services ranging from HIV testing to housing and job placement.

10/10/2016 By Kelly Clarke

NATURAL HEALING

Why This Crowdfunded Urban Therapy Yurt Really Works

At least according to one Portland counselor.

06/24/2016 By Megan Haverman

HEALTH NEWS

LGBTQ Primary Care Clinic Opening in Southeast Portland

Cascade AIDS Project hopes to launch the new health center in 2017.

04/05/2016 By Molly Woodstock

HEALTH SPOTLIGHT

EASA Provides Hope in Mental Health Crises

The Early Assessment and Support Alliance (EASA) offers help for young people experiencing symptoms of psychosis.

03/24/2016 By Sylvia Randall-Muñoz

NATURAL PATH

Six Secrets to Fighting Seasonal Affective Disorder

The struggle is real, but these simple solutions can make a huge difference.

02/03/2016 By Molly Woodstock

HEALTH SPOTLIGHT

5 Things You Need to Know about Multnomah County’s HIV Health Services Center

Our local full-service HIV clinic is a role model for similar centers nationwide.

01/06/2016 By Katelyn Best

BOOKS

KINK FM's Big Voice Sheila Hamilton Opens Up About Suicide and Mental Illness

Portland radio host Sheila Hamilton talks about her husband’s suicide, the problems with how we treat mental illness, and how she wrote her new book, All the Things We Never Knew, both as personal therapy, and as a resource for others.

10/15/2015 By Fiona McCann

HEALTH NEWS

The New Zoom: An All-In-One Healthcare System or a Holistic Pipe Dream?

Zoom+ is rolling out an ambitious roster of new services, from kid's cooking classes to a brain game arcade to performance-tracking coaching for the athletes among us. But can it really deliver AND shake its reputation as a quick-stop doc service?

07/28/2015 By Allison Jones

THE BALANCE

Hush Meditation's Next-Level Zen

A new meditation studio markets modernist tranquility and mental software upgrades.

07/13/2015 By Allison Jones and Keegan Clements-Housser

HEALTH RESOURCES

The 411 on 211: Connecting Locals with Life-Saving Mental Health Services

National Mental Health Awareness Day is May 7, so we took some time to speak to an incredible nonprofit serving Oregonians and Washingtonians in need.

05/05/2015 By Molly Woodstock