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Suicide Prevention

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

What we know about suicide

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. We’re hoping you’ll join us in this work by learning the facts, taking a training or starting a conversation with someone who might be struggling.

Staying connected and having meaningful conversations is something we can all do. 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.

Help is here!

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Public Services Building

Behavioral Health

Phone number 503-742-5335
503-742-5304 (fax)
Address 2051 Kaen Road
Oregon City, OR 97045