September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Suicide is not the answer. Thoughts of suicide can be frightening. But by reaching outfor help or checking in with friends and family, we can avoid devastating outcomes.

L.I.N.K.s to Life

September is Suicide Awareness Month and the coalition started the L.I.N.K.S to Life Campaign to share information and resources that can help our community connect and thrive. Each month has a focus: September- Learn about suicide and mental health October- Involve yourself November- Nurture yourself and others December- Know your resources January- Sustain yourself

Social Media Toolkit from American Foundation for Suicide Prevention General/AFSP, includes fun/artsy ones

Back to School Toolkit

NAMI has a back to school toolkit at:

Library of videos

National Suicide Hotline: 988

Polk County Crisis: 503-623-9289

Marion County Psychiatrict Crisis Center: 503-585-4949

TeenText Line: text teen2teen to 83963

Marion County Psychiatrict Crisis Center:


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Want to better support someone struggling with their mental health?

The Mid-Valley Suicide Prevention Coalition offers a number of suicide intervention training sessions. Click here to see a list of any upcoming workshops / trainings in our area.

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Thank you to Ohio Suicide Prevention Coalition for the inspiration for the “Life Is Better With You Here” campaign theme.