Suicide Prevention Coalition in Clackamas County

We are a community-led coalition that works collaboratively to prevent suicide and support people who have experienced suicide loss. Those participating decide the priorities for action.

Examples of priorities include:

  • Encourage outreach and communication for suicide prevention
  • Improve equitable access and coordination for treatment, services & supports
  • Increase awareness of risk factors and warning signs

The coalition meets the third Tuesday of every month (except August) at 4:30 p.m.  All are welcomed, no application is needed. Email Kathy Turner to be added to the mailing list.

All are welcome. Every community, culture, race, or organization in our county has been affected by suicide, no one is immune from it. We invite participation from anyone who is concerned and wants to work collaboratively.

The Suicide Prevention Coalition is seeking Steering Committee Leaders

Apply Today!

Are you passionate about suicide prevention? Are you committed to increasing supports and preventing suicide across Clackamas County? The Suicide Prevention Coalition of Clackamas County is seeking people who are passionate and committed to suicide prevention to serve as Steering Committee leaders for the Coalition.

The vision of the Suicide Prevention Coalition of Clackamas County is to develop and guide implementation of a suicide prevention strategy. The coalition identifies recommendations, priorities, and action steps with an overall goal of zero suicides in Clackamas County, Oregon.

The Steering Committee is responsible for general oversight of the Coalition’s strategic plan, meetings, activities and associated projects, including planning, implementing, and evaluating activities associated with the Coalition. The Steering Committee builds and initiates strategies that lead to long-term involvement of community institutions, organizations and individuals to leverage health promotion, assessment, and evaluation. For additional information about the Coalition and the role of Steering Committee members, please see the Suicide Prevention Coalition of Clackamas County charter.

Examples of Steering Committee leadership activities include: Designing and leading Coalition meetings, partnerships with other organizations, outreach to encourage education and training, inviting and supporting new members to the coalition, strategic planning, developing Coalition policy and policy positions and identifying speakers for the Coalition.

Time Commitment:

  • Approximately 3–5 hours per month
  • Attend Steering Committee and Coalition meetings, major Coalition activities and work groups as necessary
  • One- to two-year availability (to ensure smooth leadership transition)

Please note: Applications are requested for a position on the steering committee; however there is no application to be part of the full Coalition, just come if you are interested, thank you!

If you are interested in a conversation with a current member of the Steering Committee, please contact Carlos Benson Martinez at


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