Nominate a Super Heart Hero
During Mental Health Awareness Month, we want to honor local superheroes for their contributions to promoting hope, safety, connection, and recovery in Clackamas County during the challenges we have faced.
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
- Learn the warning signs of suicide, and the five actions for communicating with someone in crisis.
- Take a training! Sign up for Mental Health First Aid and other trainings.
- Find data on mental health and suicide in your community.
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.
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
Provides 24/7, free, and confidential support.
- Crisis Text Line
Text HOME to 741741 24/7 | crisistextline.org/texting-in
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Provides 24/7, free, and confidential support. Military veterans may press ‘1’ for specialized care.
- Oregon Youthline
Text: teen2teen to 839863
- Senior Loneliness Line
Provides 24/7, free, and confidential support to older adults.
- The Trevor Project Suicide Prevention Lifeline for LGBTQ youth
- Trans Lifeline's Peer Support Hotline
Peer support service run by trans people.
- Veterans Crisis Line
1-800-273-8255 press #1
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 email@example.com for more information.