Starting a conversation about mental health does not need to be uncomfortable, and it can make all the difference. Check out these resources to learn how to support a friend — or get help for yourself. 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.
You are not alone, and help is available 24/7.
If you think someone is thinking about suicide, assume you are the only one who will reach out. Be there for someone who might be struggling or in crisis.
You are not alone, and help is available 24/7. Please reach out to the Clackamas County Crisis and Support line at 503-655-8585 or call or text the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline at 988.
Get trained to identify signs and symptoms of someone who may be struggling by taking a mental health awareness or suicide prevention class or attend the Coalition to Prevent Suicide meetings.
Here’s how to talk to someone who may be struggling with their mental health.
Create a Safer Home
As a gun owner, you can choose from multiple options for securely storing and protecting from unauthorized use of your firearms when they are not in use. Clackamas County is offering gun storage options at no cost and as inventory allows to our community members.
Complete the form to indicate the type and quantity of item(s) you are requesting and arrange for pickup at our Oregon City office. If you are unable to pick up, please let us know and we may be able to arrange for delivery.
Ask the Question Project
The Ask the Question Project shines a light on the lived experience of suicide attempt survivors, through a lens of hope and connection.
Watch their stories at Ask the Question.