Check out Renee Mitchell’s column in the Oregonian today. Talked about a woman named Judy who may have been suicidal and got no help at all from a couple of crisis lines she called, including the 211 regional line. If Judy had called us, she would have gotten a trained crisis worker who would have helped her, complete with followup. Oregon Partnership’s crisis lines – operating 24-7 – receive some fifteen thousand calls a year.
We are the only state-wide suicide intervention line in Oregon. Local agencies know about us, which makes it all the more frustrating this woman wasn’t given our numbers.
1-800-273-TALK or 1-800-SUICIDE