That’s a headline that would certainly get your attention. If it were mass murder it would get wall-to-wall press coverage. But it doesn’t.
Sadly, it happens every year and goes largely unnoticed. And it’s preventable.
500 is the number of Oregonians who kill themselves each year.
At Oregon Partnership we get 18,000 calls a year to our Lifeline at 800-273-TALK. Many are people who feel the pain in their lives exceeds their coping resources. Our dedicated volunteer staff listen compassionately and connect callers with resources that can exceed their pain.
Suicide is preventable.