2/20/2021 FITTSIAN DIALOGUES with Kevin Fitts and special guest Laura Van Tosh, of Washington Legislative and Policy Advocates. Topics of discussion include recent remote advocacy work, history of the peer support and peer advocacy movements, and tips for working with others to make systems change.
2/13/2021 FITTSIAN DIALOGUES with Kevin Fitts and special guest Rachel Flanigan, co-founder of Mountain HVN and a PhD Candidate in Economics. Topics of discussion include: meditation, the hearing voices movement, game theory, and living a mythical life. Email her for more info. about her meditation workshops in March or Mountain HVN: firstname.lastname@example.org.
2/6/2021: The Road Less Traveled: Historical Foundations for Three Decades of Progressive Mental Health Leadership in Oregon, a presentation from Bob Nikkel, from Mad in America Continuing Education, followed by FITTSIAN DIALOGUES with Kevin Fitts.
1/30/2021 “FITTSIAN DIALOGUES” with Kevin and special guests Jack and Drake, who are consultants or advisors for a number of Oregon mental health organizations (Crystal Dimensions, Inc., Lane County CCO, and OCSC, etc.). Topics include the faulty assumptions and problems with a couple pending involuntary treatment bills in the State of Oregon 2021 Legislative Session.
1/23/2021 FITTSIAN DIALOGUES with Kevin Fitts and special guest Janie Marsh Gullickson, Executive Director of Mental Health & Addiction Association of Oregon. Topics of discussion include (1) How to sign up to testify remotely during the State of Oregon 2021 Legislative Session (2) Oregon Measure 110, and (3) overview of the Oregon House Behavioral Health Committee.
1/16/2021 “FITTSIAN DIALOGUES” with Kevin Fitts and special guests Laura Rose Misaras (OCAC, OCSC and Oregon PeerGalaxy.com), Janie Gullickson (Mental Health & Addiction Association of Oregon), R. Drake Ewbank on the phone (Advisor to OCSC). Topics include multiple bills under consideration in State of Oregon 2021 Legislative Session.
3/29/2019 Kevin Fitts testimony before the Oregon State Senate Committee On Judiciary
5/30/2019 Kevin Fitts talking with Multnomah County Commissioners about the 2019 Peer Respite Bill – HB 2831
Kevin Fitts talking with Multnomah County Commissioners about an unmet need in community mental health services
5/16/2016 Multnomah County Commission Meeting Public Comments. Kevin Fitts urges full funding for a new Office of Consumer Engagement at the initial proposal cost estimate.
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