Oregon State Hospital Museum Blog

Gary Sjolander

03, 15, 17|Memorials|

Gary Sjolander November 4, 1952 - February 6, 2017 Gary worked for decades in a variety of recovery-oriented services and supports.  Much of his activity focused on Oregon State Hospital but he also provided [...]

Corbett Monica

03, 15, 17|Memorials|

Corbett Monica RIP Oct. 30th, 2015 Corbett was the Founder of Dual Diagnosis Anonymous and used his personal recovery experience returning from Vietnam with his own dual disorders of heroin addiction and obsessive-compulsive disorder [...]

We Need Your Help!

01, 30, 17|Uncategorized|

After four years of being open only three afternoons a week, beginning in March we will be open five days a week. This will help us accommodate more visitors and meet the demand for service [...]

New Exhibit at the Willamette Heritage Center

01, 20, 17|Announcements, Events, History|

One of the ways we are able to educate the community about the history of mental health care in Oregon is through outreach to other cultural institutions. For the past several years, we have participated [...]

New Year, New Updates to the Museum

01, 09, 17|Announcements, Uncategorized|

The start of the new year is often a time for the start of new projects. For 2017, we are embarking on a project that will help us better understand what our visitors would like to [...]

Holidays at OSH

12, 22, 16|Events, Primary Sources, Uncategorized|

Date Unknown. Dancing at OSH holiday gathering. OSH Museum Collection. Celebrating holidays at the Hospital has always involved a variety of activities for patients and staff. In December, OSH in the past has [...]

Blue Christmas and Other Holiday Challenges

12, 16, 16|Monthly Speaker Series|

The holidays are a time of joy and sadness for many people. It is the busy season for mental health professionals. Cultural expectations, family dynamics, addictions, weather's impact on mood, and grief and loss are [...]

New Speaker Series at the Museum

11, 01, 16|Announcements, Events, History, Museum, Oregon's Mental Health History, Uncategorized|

Beginning on Sunday, November 13, the Museum will start hosting a monthly Speaker Series to highlight topics ranging from the Hospital's history to emerging mental health research. These offerings will be a the Museum from [...]

Halloween at OSH

10, 31, 16|Events, History, News from the Past|

As the Museum continues to digitize our archival collection, we have had a chance to read more of patient produced content from our collection. The following is an article from the November 1951 issue of The [...]

World Mental Health Day 2016

10, 10, 16|Events, In the News|

Since 1992, October 10th has seen thousands of supporters celebrate World Mental Health Day. Started by the World Federation for Mental Health, this year's theme is 'Dignity in Mental Health-Psychological & Mental Health First Aid [...]