from youtube:With welcoming live free music by David Rogers -- classical guitarist and singer-songwriter who has been performing in public for over 30 years.
Celebrating the Dignity and Empowerment of Mental Health Consumers and Psychiatric Survivors in Lane County!
This public fair spotlighted leaders and groups in Lane County who are working to support the empowerment of mental health consumer/psychiatric survivor voice!
Everyone was welcome to celebrate this Fifth Anniversary of the Opal Network to help bring mental health providers and mental health consumer/survivors together!
Free refreshments, exhibit tables, and music!
Mental health consumers and psychiatric survivors were invited to attend and speak out! Opal Network amplifies your voice.
The Opal Network is a Lane County coalition to support the empowerment, voice and self-determination of users of mental health services.
This free public forum has met quarterly in the Eugene Public Library since 2007. It was named in honor of the popular author Opal Whiteley [1897-1992], who was raised in Lane County, and was confined for nearly 50 years in a psychiatric institution.
Thank you to Opal Network sponsors:
Center for Family Development • City of Eugene Human Rights Center • Direction Service • Lane County Mental Health Consumer/Survivor Advisory Council • Lane Independent Living Alliance • Laurel Hill Center • MindFreedom Lane County • NAMI Lane County • Oregon Consumer/Survivor Coalition • Oregon Family Support Network • ShelterCare • Trauma Healing Project
The Opal Project Lauren Tenney