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The newly formed Roseburg Mental Health Advocacy Council will be visiting Coos County next month as part of its ongoing outreach efforts to connect mental health services to veterans in need. According to Chairwoman Jessica Lloyd-Rogers, the council, which is sponsored by the Roseburg VA Health Care System, was launched last month to provide veterans a platform to voice their opinions on matters that directly affect them. With a focus on improving access to services and support for veterans, Lloyd-Rogers said the council hopes to accomplish its goals through its series of outreach, education and advocacy efforts throughout communities around the South Coast. “At our first meeting we asked everyone what the major issues were that they thought we should tackle,” she said. “We ended up with about 16 issues from consistent mental health continuum of care to learning of other non-invasive, alternative health care methods.” In partnership with Coos County Veteran Services, the council will be hosting three free screenings of veteran-directed documentary, “Project 22,” in Coos Bay, Myrtle Point and Lakeside. The film shows the struggles veterans with PTSD go through transitioning back to their civilian lives.
A discussion and informational table will be presented at each screening for anyone interested in joining or learning more about the council, said Lloyd-Rogers. Its membership is open to family members of veterans, community agencies, veteran service organizations and other community partners.
While meetings are being held once a month at the Roseburg VA Medical Center, Lloyd-Rogers said its council is working on connecting remote members to its meetings by using a video conference system and expanding sub-chapters to counties serviced by the Roseburg VA Health Care System.
It’s also working on creating a website, a directory of services and network of community partners to collaborate and share resources.
“There are a lot of gaps in access, availability and even the treatment of veterans with mental health issues,” said Lloyd-Rogers. “We want to be solution oriented and stand up in a collaborative way to come up with those solutions.”
The first movie screening will take place at the downtown Coos Bay Public Library on April 25, the second screening at the OSU Extension Service building May 9 in Myrtle Point and the third screening will be held at the Lakeside City Hall on May 23. The film is expected to begin at 5:30 p.m. at each showing.
“In everything we do we want to destigmatize mental health and the stereotype people have of it,” said Lloyd-Rogers. “Folks think people with a mental illness are walking the streets in an old Army coat, aren’t able to hold a job or are irresponsible and that’s a myth. It’s like any illness you look for solutions to make it better.”

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4/18/19 0:26 0009 MEDICAL AID 1200 Block E CENTRAL AVE SUTHERLIN SUFD TRANSPORT
4/18/19 1:12 0021 MEDICAL AID 100 Block WILSON CANYON LN REEDSPORT REEDFD HANDL BY FIRE
4/18/19 4:13 0033 MEDICAL AID 1200 Block W DEAN ST SUTHERLIN SUFD TRANSPORT
4/18/19 5:00 0037 MEDICAL AID 2400 Block NW CANTERBURY DR ROSEBURG RSBGFD TRANSPORT
4/18/19 5:07 0039 MEDICAL AID 200 Block WILD CREEK WAY CANYONVILLE SUMPQUA TRANSPORT
4/18/19 5:31 0044 MEDICAL AID 1500 Block AZALEA DR ELKTON ELKFD NO TRANSPORT
4/18/19 7:08 0052 MEDICAL AID 2100 Block SE DOUGLAS AVE ROSEBURG RSBGFD TRANSPORT
4/18/19 7:13 0053 MEDICAL AID 300 Block BENTGRASS CT SUTHERLIN SUFD TRANSPORT
4/18/19 7:14 0054 PUB ASSIST FIRE 5400 Block OLD MELROSE RD ROSEBURG DCFD2 HANDL BY FIRE
4/18/19 7:28 0057 MEDICAL AID 100 Block W B AVE DRAIN NDOUGFD NO TRANSPORT
4/18/19 8:21 0074 MEDICAL AID 19000 Block UPPER COW CREEK RD AZALEA AZALEA TRANSPORT
4/18/19 8:29 0078 ALARM TESTING 1400 Block NW GARDEN VALLEY BLVD ROSEBURG RSBGFD INFORMATION
4/18/19 8:29 0079 MEDICAL AID 100 Block OLD BARN CT ROSEBURG DCFD2 TRANSPORT
4/18/19 8:43 0085 FIRE ALARM 700 Block RIVER RD ELKTON ELKFD HANDL BY FIRE
4/18/19 8:49 0090 ALARM TESTING 600 Block NE DIVISION ST MYRTLE CREEK MCREK HANDL BY FIRE
4/18/19 8:55 0096 PUB ASSIST FIRE 1600 Block NE ROCKY RIDGE DR ROSEBURG RSBGFD HANDL BY FIRE
4/18/19 9:10 0101 MEDICAL AID 12000 Block DRIVER VALLEY RD OAKLAND FAIROK NO TRANSPORT
4/18/19 9:37 0111 MEDICAL AID 600 Block FORT MCKAY RD SUTHERLIN SUFD TRANSPORT
4/18/19 9:51 0113 MEDICAL AID 1900 Block W HARVARD AVE ROSEBURG RSBGFD TRANSPORT
4/18/19 10:35 0130 FIRE 200 Block CAMELIA ST ROSEBURG DCFD2 HANDL BY FIRE
4/18/19 11:09 0145 MEDICAL AID 100 Block SE GREGORY DR WINSTON WDFD NO TRANSPORT
4/18/19 11:18 0150 MVA NO INJURY S0 Block SW FOURTH ST/S MAIN ST CANYONVILLE SUMPQUA HANDL BY FIRE
4/18/19 11:30 0161 PUB ASSIST FIRE 100 Block NE GARDEN VALLEY BLVD ROSEBURG RSBGFD HANDL BY FIRE
4/18/19 11:37 0163 MEDICAL AID 900 Block E CENTRAL AVE SUTHERLIN SUFD TRANSPORT
4/18/19 12:00 0171 MEDICAL AID AMB ONLY 1400 Block NE ROCKY RIDGE DR ROSEBURG RSBGFD TRANSPORT
4/18/19 12:08 0177 MEDICAL AID 900 Block OSPREY DR UM KELGFD TRANSPORT
4/18/19 12:44 0192 HOSPITAL DIVERT 1500 Block VILLAGE DR CG DCEC INFORMATION
4/18/19 12:54 0197 MEDICAL AID 1000 Block E CENTRAL AVE SUTHERLIN SUFD TRANSPORT
4/18/19 13:18 0207 MEDICAL AID AMB ONLY 2400 Block NW EDENBOWER BLVD ROSEBURG RSBGFD TRANSPORT
4/18/19 13:22 0209 MEDICAL AID COUNTRY CLUB DR REEDSPORT REEDFD HANDL BY FIRE
4/18/19 13:29 0213 MEDICAL AID 40 Block MANOR LOOP ROSEBURG DCFD2 TRANSPORT
4/18/19 13:34 0216 MEDICAL AID 700 Block NE JACKSON ALY ROSEBURG RSBGFD TRANSPORT
4/18/19 13:40 0220 FIRE 300 Block W C AVE DRAIN NDOUGFD HANDL BY FIRE
4/18/19 13:43 0221 MEDICAL AID 100 Block SUMMERWOOD ST ROSEBURG DCFD2 TRANSPORT
4/18/19 14:00 0230 MEDICAL AID 200 Block METOLIUS LN ROSEBURG DCFD2 TRANSPORT
4/18/19 14:12 0237 MEDICAL AID 200 Block N STATE ST SUTHERLIN SUFD TRANSPORT
4/18/19 14:16 0240 MEDICAL AID 500 Block SILVER AVE DRAIN NDOUGFD NO TRANSPORT
4/18/19 14:30 0243 FIRE 6500 Block OLD HIGHWAY 99 NORTH ROSEBURG DCFD2 INFORMATION

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