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It’s normal to experience mental health issues and relationship problems. Talking to a licensed therapist can help. Therapy can teach you more about yourself and your mental health concerns in a healing way. Many therapies are evidence-based and have been proven effective.

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About Salem

Salem is the capital city of Oregon and the seat of Marion County. The name stems from the Hebrew word “shalom”, meaning peace. The city covers 48 square miles. It was incorporated in 1860.

Salem has a population of 170,000 people. From 2010 to 2017, the population grew by 10%. Roughly 10,900 military veterans live in the city.

Over 11% of people in Salem were born in a foreign country. The city’s population is 69% white, 22% Hispanic, 3% Asian, and 1% black. Around 21% of residents speak a language other than English at home. Salem is home to 25,000 Spanish speakers and 1,000 Russian speakers.

People in Salem take home an average annual salary of $23,600. The median household income is $49,100. Over 17% of Salem residents live in poverty.

Mental Health in Salem

In Marion County, police are responding to a growing number of mental health crises. The number of mental health emergencies increased by 13% between 2014 and 2015. Crisis training helps law enforcement officials to identify and interact with individuals who are affected by mental health issues. Approximately 90% of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office staff and 500 local law enforcement officials have receiving training. 

County officials have also formed the Crisis Outreach and Mobile Crisis Response Teams. These teams aim to de-escalate crises and connect residents to appropriate resources. Care is provided to residents who are experiencing a mental health crisis so they can regain stability and stay out of jail. 

Access to mental health care is limited for some residents of Marion County. In Salem, for example, 13% of residents do not have medical insurance.

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  1. Community profile. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.cityofsalem.net/Pages/community-profile.aspx
  2. QuickFacts: Salem city, Oregon. (n.d.). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved from https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/fact/table/salemcityoregon/VET605216#viewtop
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  5. Woodworth, W. (2016, March 27). County crisis team uses new approach to mental illness. Statesman Journal. Retrieved from https://www.statesmanjournal.com/story/news/crime/2016/03/27/marion-county-crisis-team-reaches-out-helps-divert-jail/82074478