If you or someone you know is suicidal, there is help

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Suicide is the second leading cause of death for 10- to 24-year-olds.

Oregon's suicide rate is 13th highest in the United States.

On average, about five people commit suicide in the Tri-County area every week.

15 percent of eighth-graders surveyed locally say they've considered suicide.

And while there is a lot of talk about youth suicide, the numbers show the most at-risk group in our area is actually white men 65 and older.

If you are having mental health difficulties and need someone to talk to, there's help available.

County Crisis Lines:

  • Clackamas County 503-655-8585
  • Multnomah County 503-988-4888
  • Washington County 503-291-9111

National Suicide Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

Veterans & Families: 1-800-273-8255, press 1

Text to 838255

Oregon Youth Line: 1-877-968-8491

Text teen2teen to 839863

Trevor Project-LGBTQ Youth: 1-866-488-7386

Text “Trevor” to 1-202-304-1200

To learn about and register for mental health and suicide prevention community trainings: www.gettrainedtohelp.com

Call 911 if danger to safety is imminent.

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