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The Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism 2000-2001

Robert Landauer

Editorial Columnist
The Oregonian
Portland, Ore.

Topic: Writing a series of columns: 1) chronicling how various states address the Supreme Court's directive in its Olmstead vs. L.C. decision, including how they overcome political barriers, 2) analyzing why supported employment for people with mental illnesses is not given higher priority nationwide, despite its economic soundness and positive mental health outcomes, and 3) developing case studies showing people with mental illnesses succeeding in many fields.

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Robert Landauer, an editorial columnist for The Oregonian, retired this week.

Governor Links Health and Learning
Physically sick schoolchildren probably aren't learning much. If they're both mentally ill and disruptive, they may make it near-impossible, too, for their classmates to learn much.

Give County Credit that is Overdue
The Multnomah County crisis line (503-988-4888) dispatched the county's mobile crisis unit, Project Respond of Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare, to one of about 150 calls for mental-health assistance it receives weekly from the public and police.

Sometimes the State's Dead Must Teach
Billy Owens' death was an accident, the Oregon State Police say. Learn from this prison tragedy or more will follow, says the Oregon Advocacy Center, created by Congress to protect the civil rights of people with severe disabilities.

Turnaround Against Odds Earns Support
Any darn-fool manager can make an agency look good when taxes flood in like high tide at full moon. When the tax tide ebbs, though, it takes brains, skill, and grit to perform like a star. As one who has often flayed Multnomah County's mental-health programs, I have to confess: The county's delivery of care to poor mentally ill residents is a virtuoso turnaround performance in our deep recession.

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