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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

On average, there are 121 deaths each day from suicide in the United States. For every death by suicide, 25 attempts occur.
On average, 2 Oregonians die every day by suicide. Oregon’s rate of suicide has been higher than the national rate for 3 decades.
There is 1 death by suicide every 5 days in Clackamas County. Clackamas County has a 16 percent higher rate of suicide than that of the national rate.

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:

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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