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Suicide Prevention

If you are having a mental health emergency, call our crisis line at 503-655-8585.

Help is here

Email Galli Murray, Clackamas County Youth Suicide Prevention Coordinator, to receive updates about trainings, suicide prevention resources and opportunities for youth and adult community involvement.

What we know about suicide

Warning signs

There are almost always warning signs when someone is thinking about suicide. Here are a few ways to identify if someone you care about is at risk.

If a person talks about:

Specific behaviors to look out for include:

People who are considering suicide often display one or more of the following moods:

Youth suicide

Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death nationally among youth ages 10 – 24. There are many risk factors for youth suicide, including:

There has been much discussion about the potential impact of 13 Reasons Why, a series on Netflix that is getting much attention. Read more about how you can talk about this show with the youth in your family and community.

You've got what it takes!

We have made a commitment to being intentional about the work of suicide prevention. Everyone can play a role in suicide prevention, it is no longer the sole responsibility of behavioral health professionals. Join us by learning the facts, taking a training, or starting a conversation with someone who might be struggling.

You don't need to be an expert - just a good listener. If you notice someone who might be struggling - start a conversation. And if all is well, that person will know you’re someone who cares enough to ask. Asking, “Are you okay?” can change lives.

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Behavioral Health

Phone number 503-742-5335
503-742-5304 (fax)
Address 2051 Kaen Road
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