World Suicide Prevention Day

Posted by MVSPC on August 30 2016

On September 10th, join with others around the world who are working towards the common goal of preventing suicide. Check in on someone you may be concerned about, and start a caring conversation with them, asking them how they’re doing. Investigate ways of connecting with others who are trying to prevent suicide in your community, your country, or internationally. Show your support by taking part in the International Association for Suicide Prevention's Cycle Around the Globe.

The first World Suicide Prevention Day was held in 2003 and was an initiative of the International Association for Suicide Prevention and the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, World Suicide Prevention Day has taken place on 10th September each year.

In honor of World Suicide Prevention Day, the Mid-Valley Suicide Prevention Coalition is hosting a Facebook Challenge, encouraging people to change their profile picture to the #OK2ASK ribbon after liking and sharing the Facebook page, and nominating 12 of their friends to do the same. This will help bring awareness to suicide prevention and the efforts that we are making, and help people start the conversation around suicide. Check out our Facebook for more details.  




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Important Hotline Numbers

Polk County Crisis Line

503-623-9289

Northwest Human Services

(503) 581-5535 or 1-800-560-5535

National Suicide Prevention Hotline

1-800-273-TALK

National Veteran Crisis Hotline

1-800-273-8255 Press 1

Veterans text

838-255

Oregon Youthline

1-877-968-8491

Teens Text

TEEN2TEEN to 839-863

What Others are Saying

Modeling this after CPR is a good idea and easy to remember

This class has good valuable education to what I already know. Thank you.

Well informed and detailed answers with our questions. Also roleplay was a good way to feel reactions.

Doug and Stephanie did a great job of presenting QPR program to us. I feel more confident in helping someone.

This will help so much in what I do for a living. Thank you so much.

I really liked this program it was very knowledgable

I feel better equiped to handle future intervention.

This workshop is very practical and usable. I now have good tools to know what to do when I am concerned.

I felt like the training was useful for the professional and closer to home

I attended the ASIST workshop held at the Kroc Center in Salem on 01/26/17 - 01/27/17. The workshop was excellent. The workbook and tools were so helpful. Suicide is a difficult subject to talk about so I really appreciated the discussions and activities that provided participants an opportunity to practice having an open dialog about suicide, as well as learning how to put into practice the skills outlined in the PAL model. The trainers (Mark, Loren, and Doug) were very encouraging and supportive to participants throughout the learning process. I am sending a BIG thanks to them all. I have encouraged staff to attend.

Makes you realize how simple it is to make a great impact on someone.