UNION COUNTY SUICIDE PREVENTION/RESPONSE COALITION

September 9th

DAY OF HOPE

Regional Suicide Prevention Coalitions across the state arranged the first multi-group suicide prevention campaign for this September’s Suicide Prevention Awareness Month with 

Day of Hope on Sept. 9th, 2021.

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QPR

Question. Persuade. Refer.

Sign up for a FREE QPR Training https://chdinc.org/qpr 

QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer - the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide.

Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. Research shows that a great majority of those who attempt suicide give warning signs, verbal or behavioral of their intent. By recognizing the person's call for help and offering hope through persuasion toward positive action, suicide can be prevented. Call 541-962-8805 if you have questions about local trainings.

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NEED HELP?

If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis, please know that help is available:

  • Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 24/7 run by Lines For Life at 800-273-8255 or text “273TALK” to 839863 (text services available Monday–Friday, 2–6 p.m. Pacific Time). The Veterans Crisis Lines can be reached by calling the above number and pressing “1.” En español: 1-888-628-9454. TTY: Dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255.

  • Text the Crisis Text Line. Text OREGON to 741741 24/7.

  • YouthLine is a teen-to-teen crisis and helpline. Teens are available to help daily from 4–10 p.m. Pacific Time (off-hour calls answered by Lines for Life). Call 877-968-8491, text “teen2teen” to 839863 or chat via the website.

  • OHA’s website lists Crisis Services by Oregon county

  • The Safe + Strong website and helpline operate 24/7 (1-800-923-4357).