The mission of South Lane Mental Health is to restore hope and renew lives through compassionate mental health services, support, and advocacy.
South Lane Mental Health is deeply concerned by the recent conflict that occurred between Cottage Grove police officers and a member of the community we serve. Our agency is dedicated to healing trauma. We hope to provide a caring presence for all involved in this incident. We also look forward to continuing dialogue with the community, Lane County, the City of Cottage Grove officials, and the Cottage Grove Police Department around mental health awareness, mobile crisis services and crisis de-escalation. In this time of heightened emotions, there is an opportunity for us to come together and reimagine how we can meet the needs of our most vulnerable community members.
We recognize that many of the institutions in American society have roots in institutionalized discrimination, which includes the mental health field. We believe it’s important to recognize this as we move forward in our work with our community partners. We hope to bring together local and county partners using a trauma-informed lens and to ease defenses rather than add to them. We feel the need to emphasize that our neutrality is not indifference. Vulnerability will create change. – Alison Canino, Executive Director
SOUTH LANE MENTAL HEALTH is a non-profit community mental health organization serving southern Lane 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 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.
Please check out our Equity and Inclusion page for more information on this important topic. Click this link: https://www.slmh.org/dei/
South Lane Mental Health’s stance on Roe v Wade: https://www.slmh.org/roe-vs-wade/
Masks are required for all South Lane Mental Health staff, clients, and visitors in public areas of our buildings, regardless of vaccination status. Please speak with your therapist prior to your in-person appointment if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you.
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