Suicide Prevention

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Call our Mental Health Crisis and Support Line at 503-655-8585

You have the power to help people going through a mental health crisis.

You don't need to be an expert to be a part of this work — 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.

Be there for someone who might be struggling or in crisis

Ask the Question Project 

The Ask the Question project was done in collaboration with the Clackamas Arts Alliance and Clackamas County and shares the lived experience of those who have attempted suicide.

Support Group

For suicide attempt survivors or individuals who have experience suicidal ideation, FolkTime provides a great resource. The FolkTime support group is called Suicide is a Language of Pain (SLOP). 

SLOP is on ZOOM every Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. for readings, topic discussion and more. 

Useful Phone Numbers

  • Clackamas County Crisis Line
    503-655-8585
    Provides 24/7, free, and confidential support.
  • Crisis Text Line
    Text HOME to 741741 24/7 | crisistextline.org/texting-in
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
    800-273-TALK
    Provides 24/7, free, and confidential support. Military veterans may press ‘1’ for specialized care.
  • Oregon Youthline
    877-968-8491
    Text: teen2teen to 839863
    Chat: online
    Email: youthl@linesforlife.org
  • Senior Loneliness Line
    503-200-1633
    Provides 24/7, free, and confidential support to older adults.
  • The Trevor Project Suicide Prevention Lifeline for LGBTQ youth
    1-866-4-U-TREVOR (866-488-7386)
  • Trans Lifeline's Peer Support Hotline
    877-565-8860
    Peer support service run by trans people.
  • Veterans Crisis Line
    1-800-273-8255 press #1

Download Resources

Flyers with phone number

Pocket-sized resource cards

Tri-county resource flyers

Suicide Prevention Coalition of Clackamas County

This community-led coalition collaborates on ways 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.  Everyone is welcome. Email Kathy Turner at kturner@clackamas.us for more information.

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Suicide Prevention Coalition of Clackamas County

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Contact Us
Department Staff
Galli Murray
Suicide Prevention Coordinator
503-742-5373
Kathy Turner
Program Planner
503-742-5962

Office Hours:

⚠ Visit our Service Hours page for the latest information about office hours.
We also encourage you to call before visiting any county office.

24-7 crisis and support line: 503-655-8585

Non-emergency: 503-742-5335

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