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National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 1-800-273-8255
Oregon Youthline – text ‘teen2teen’ to 839863 OR call 877-968-8491
There are a great many local, state, and federal suicide prevention resources. While this is not an exhaustive list, many other resources can be found through these organizations.
The Oregon Alliance to Prevent Suicide maintains a list of various county and community-led suicide prevention coalitions which you can find here.
Central Oregon’s free FIRST STEP App and Web-Based Resource is a mental health wellness and social-emotional learning resource to support students in Central Oregon to support themselves and/or their friends for issues related to mental health and/or safety issues. Resources include local Central Oregon as well as state-wide supports and services, including but not limited to: YouthLine, SafeOregon, Central Oregon mental health providers, Deschutes County Stabilization Center, etc.
The Oregon Alliance to Prevent Suicide is charged with overseeing the implementation of the five-year Youth Suicide Intervention and Prevention Plan (YSIPP) and evaluating outcomes related to suicide prevention in Oregon. The Alliance has a variety of committees, advisory groups, and a workgroup that include a variety of stakeholders working together on a focused critical area related to the implementation of YSIPP. Committee meetings are open to the public. If you would like to attend one, please go here to see upcoming meetings.
Lines for Life, an Oregon non-profit that leads many suicide prevention efforts, hosts the Oregon Suicide Prevention website which provides a comprehensive list of statewide resources for a variety of populations such as healthcare providers, teachers, journalists, and many others.
Lines for Life also manages the Racial Equity Support Line, Suicide Lifeline, Military Helpline, YouthLine, and other crisis services. You can find more details on their website.
Statewide community resources from the Oregon Alliance to Prevent Suicide include commonly used terms, media and outreach resources, resources for schools, workforce resources, and data and evaluation reports.
While the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) has an Oregon chapter, it is a nationwide network of chapters, that brings together people from all backgrounds who want to prevent suicide. The grassroots work AFSP does focuses on eliminating the loss of life from suicide by: delivering innovative prevention programs, educating the public about risk factors and warning signs, raising funds for suicide research and programs, and reaching out to those individuals who have lost someone to suicide. Taylor Chambers is the Oregon Area Director (firstname.lastname@example.org, 971.208.5615).
The Suicide Prevention Resource Center is the only federally supported resource center devoted to advancing the implementation of the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention. SPRC is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). They provide training, effective prevention education, and suicide prevention resources.