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Stop building a new psychiatric hospital at Junction City

Governor Kitzhaber's proposed budget calls for the closure of fully functioning branches of the Oregon State Hospital in Pendleton and Portland and the building of a new locked psychiatric facility in tiny Junction City (23 miles outside of Corvallis). While wards in the newly built hospital in Salem stand empty, a new hospital, in a small town without resources, is unnecessary and unwanted by the mental health community. Operations costs may reach hundreds of millions over decades of unwanted and unwarranted treatments.

See - Hospital may get funds - Legislature expected to approve $80 million for mental institution
See - Junction City hospital still unbuilt, and many want to keep it that way
See - Junction City hospital the worst way to treat mentally ill
See - We Must Stop Construction of Junction City Hospital
See - Forecast: Funds for hospital cloudy

This petition was delivered to:
  • Oregon State House Speaker
    Tina Kotek
  • Senate President
    Peter Courtney

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