Suicide Prevention

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.

Become part of the Coalition to Prevent Suicide’s list serve to receive meeting announcements and zoom links to stay abreast of suicide prevention related training and opportunities.

Join the Coalition to Prevent Suicide Mailing List

Be there for someone who might be struggling or in crisis

Stories of Survivors of Suicide Attempts 

The Ask the Question Project shines a light on the lived experience of suicide attempt survivors, through a lens of hope and connection. This collaboration with the Clackamas Arts Alliance works to break down the stigma often associated with suicide. 

Support Group

This peer-led support group from FolkTime offers a place for people who have attempted suicide or who have experienced suicidal ideation to talk and be heard. This group meets virtually every Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. 

After a Loss

  • County Crisis and Support 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 and Crisis Lifeline
    Dial 988
    Provides 24/7, free, and confidential support.
  • 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

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Tri-county resource flyers

Clackamas County Coalition to Prevent Suicide

Suicide Prevention Coalition logoWe are pleased to announce the anticipated release of Clackamas County’s first ever Suicide Prevention Strategic Action Plan! The plan will be released this Fall and would not exist were it not for over 200 people from our community who participated in listening sessions, the 80 people who completed surveys and the 25 key individuals who were interviewed between 2018-2020.  We engaged the voices of individuals from communities who are at higher statistical risk for suicide, suicide loss and attempt survivors, individuals who live with thoughts of suicide and suicide prevention advocates and champions.

The plan is organized around four key priority areas with each having an associated Action Team (committee). These teams will advance the work of the strategic directions in that priority area of the strategic plan. Joining an Action Team is one of your best ways to have a voice and get involved in moving suicide prevention efforts forward in our community.

  • Youth and Young Adults (24 and younger)
    Youth and young adults and the agencies and individuals who care for and support them will be provided with skills and resources and will understand their role in suicide prevention.
  • Healthcare
    Promote suicide prevention as a core component of healthcare services and implement best or promising practices for identifying and supporting individuals at risk for suicide.
  • Community
    Develop, implement, and support programs and education that promote wellness, safe messaging and prevent suicide within our community.
  • Means Safety (reducing access to lethal means)
    In collaboration with the firearm community, law enforcement agencies, community-based organizations, academic environments, healthcare providers and suicide prevention training partners, promote means safety as part of a comprehensive approach to suicide prevention. 

Clackamas County Coalition to Prevent Suicide meetings will occur virtually every quarter. These meetings will include a report out on the work occurring in the Action Teams and will usually include a presentation or educational opportunity specific to the field of suicide prevention. Coalition and Action Team meetings are open to all!

Contact Galli Murray, Clackamas County Suicide Prevention Coordinator, at Gallimur@clackamas.us to get involved or with questions.

Contact Us
Department Staff
Galli Murray
Suicide Prevention Coordinator
971-201-8468
Kathy Turner
Program Planner
503-742-5962

Office Hours:

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

Non-emergency:
503-742-5335

TTY:
711 or 1-800-735-1232

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