E. Oregon will have new mental health options

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) - As the state of Oregon prepares to close a mental hospital in Pendleton, a new cluster of mental health facilities is emerging nearby.
   
Crews are remodeling a former training center for people with developmental disabilities.
   
The East Oregonian reports that the campus will include a trio of independently operated five-bed facilities.
   
One will be a crisis center, where police can hand off people dealing with a mental-health emergency. The other two will be residential treatment homes, one serving young people between the ages of 17 and 24, the other serving adults transferring out of the Oregon State Hospital.
   
The new facilities will be run by private organizations, not the state.