Suicide Prevention Awareness in #ClackCo

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Suicide Prevention Awareness

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and Clackamas County is inviting you, our community, to get involved.

Individuals, groups, organizations, clients/consumers, county employees are all welcome. There are many ways to participate!

Plant signs with us!

Sign rally

Join us Sept. 20 from 12:10 p.m. to 1 p.m. in the Circle of Honor at 2051 Kaen Road in Oregon City. Plant a sign and stay to enjoy a Depressed Cake Shop Cupcake from Fat Cupcake (sale proceeds will go to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention).

We will also be distributing free secure storage items such as rifle/pistol cases and medication lock boxes that are available to all Clackamas County residents.

Walk with us!

2016 NAMI Walk

Join the Clackamas County Out of the Darkness Community Walk team in Portland on Oct. 7, 2023. Bring your family, pets, friends, and colleagues!

Donations accepted, but not required.


#InspireHope in the community!

Woman holding up a sign that says Dont give up at a sign rally

We invite you to infuse hope and connection into our community by holding your own Signs of Hope rallies or by planting signs in locations of your choice. You choose when and where, and #ClackCo provides you with the signs that are free to keep.

How do I get the signs?

Email to arrange for sign pick up (as supplies last) at our Oregon City office. The signs are free to keep. Use the hashtag #InspireHope or send photos of your rally or sign planting to to share on the county’s social media!

May 4, 2022 Mental Health Awareness Month "Signs of Hope" kickoff event at the Red Soils Campus Circle of Honor

When we connect with others, we feel seen, less isolated, and more likely to reach out for help.

Thanks for being a part of the movement to help remind our community that connection fosters hope.