The mission of South Lane Mental Health is to restore hope and renew lives through compassionate mental health services, support, and advocacy.
June is Pride Month
Pride is celebrated around the world as a way to highlight the value of all LGBTQIA+ folks and the barriers they still encounter in the world as they try to live their authentic lives.
Pride started as a way of honoring the folks involved in fighting back against police oppression of gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer, and transgender folks and their places of gathering in New York City. It’s never just been about white gay men and lesbians – the folks fighting back at Stonewall included the rainbow of genders, sexualities, races, and cultures. The woman that many credit as starting Pride Day in 1970 was a bisexual activist. There is a hope that the increased visibility of a diversity of LGBTQIA+ folk annually during the month of June reminds us all that they deserve to feel seen, be safe and have access to affirming care. Some LGBTQIA+ people don’t like modern Pride, feeling that it has become a way for corporations to find consumers and highlights a narrow swath of queer and trans identities. Others find much joy and solidarity and it’s their favorite time of the year.
The staff at South Lane Mental Health seek to promote equity and inclusion within our agency as well as the larger Cottage Grove Community. Our hearts go out to members of our community that have been impacted directly or indirectly by recent and historic violence against people of color. We believe that black lives matter, and we support those that seek justice and equity for all. The pain, frustration, and emotional toll that communities of color continually endure due to systemic racism add to existing disparities.
The time is now for all of us to work together to build stronger communities, address social, health, and economic disparities, and to heal the divisions in our society. We call on all community members, especially those in leadership roles, to model compassion and strive for constructive solutions.
SOUTH LANE MENTAL HEALTH is a non-profit community mental health organization serving southern Lane County, North Douglas County and Springfield. Since 1988, South Lane Mental Health has been committed to helping people affected by mental illness and emotional problems, to better understand their condition and take steps toward recovery and living independently and productively in the community.
Our therapists help children and adults realize full and productive lives through counseling (depression, anxiety, etc.), case management, medication management, crisis services (suicide prevention, PTSD related symptoms, etc.) , recovery services (alcohol and drug abuse), intensive outpatient services, supported employment and supported housing. Please contact us if you or someone you care about needs help: 541-942-3939.
The Bohemia Residential Center
The Center for Recovery
75 S. 5th St., Cottage Grove
1245 Birch Ave., Cottage Grove
Our Island Park Office
288 Mill St., Springfield
Our Main Office
1345 Birch Ave., Cottage Grove
Our Downtown Office
37 N. 6th St., Cottage Grove