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We Give Hope

Meghan Caughey, MFA

Art heals and makes me whole.

Meghan is the Senior Director of Peer and Wellness Services at Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare. She is on the faculty of Portland State University where she trains peer wellness specialists. She is also the Clinical Instructor at Oregon Health and Science University’s Psychiatry Department. And, the Vice Chair of the Oregon Healthy Authority Traditional Health Worker Commission.

As a painter, her work has been featured in museums and galleries in California, Texas and Oregon. She is currently represented by the J Pepin Art Gallery in Portland, Oregon.

Meghan is a Certified Peer Specialist and Peer Wellness Specialist, and Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner who has designed and implemented peer wellness services in Oregon. She is a frequent presenter and key note speaker across the United States.

Meghan’s passion for her work comes from having been hospitalized over one hundred times and finding the ability to recover and thrive despite a psychiatric diagnosis.

Meghan says: “Sharing my story helps me take the pain in my life and transform it into a source of healing for both me and other people who are struggling. Sharing my story helps give meaning to some very dark times and by giving those times meaning I am better able to own all of who I am.”


Meghan on Grit & Grace Storytelling Show


Meghan’s Video


Meghan’s Message of HOPE

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