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Stuck Video Premiere

Posted by on October 23 2018

Check our newest video created with a team of students at Dallas High School, filmed and directed by local media company Talewind Visuals.

"This video is important because it's important for people to know that it's okay to be struggling. Not only that, but it's okay to tell people that you are struggling. It's okay to feel stuck. Social media is such a great thing but at the same time it can feel like we are the only people in the world who are struggling, surrounded by "happy" people with

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Alone Video Premiere

Posted by Mid-Valley Suicide Prevention Coalition on October 12 2017

This video is the product of the hard work and dedication of Central High School students in the Power Peers class, their teacher Roseanna Larson, Talewind Visuals, and the Mid-Valley Suicide Prevention Coalition. The students have spent the last year developing the messages that they wanted to share with their peers. All students who appear in the video are Central High School Students. A special thank you to Central School District and its administrators for opening their doors and giving us acc

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Falute's Story

Posted by Mid-Valley Suicide Prevention Coalition on May 8 2017

"Getting trained to read signs of suicide, how to help, and how to stop someone from attempting is important and everyone should learn. If we all pitch in and learn a few things here and there about suicide prevention, we could save many people. If we were trained, it wouldn't be so hard to communicate with someone who is trying to harm themselves because we would understand a little more of what they are feeling"

To hear more of Falute's story and learn more about what you can do to help pr

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Roseanna's Story

Posted by Mid-Valley Suicide Prevention Coalition on April 17 2017

"For many of us, suicide is an uncomfortable topic. There is often a fear that talking about suicide might cause someone to take his/her life. This simply is not true." -Roseanna Larson

To hear more of Roseanna's story and learn more about what you can do to help prevent suicide, visit her page!

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Important hotline numbers

Posted by MVSPC on April 11 2017

THIS POST IS AN INFORMATIONAL POST ONLY!

If you or someone you know are thinking about killing themselves call:

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

Polk County Crisis Line

503-623-9289

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Using Facebook to Support Someone in Suicidal Crisis

Posted by MVSPC on April 11 2017

Facebook has teamed up with the National Suicide Prevention Hotline to help support people in crisis, check out this video to learn more!

https://vimeo.com/160565004

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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 W

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Youth Suicide Prevention Conference

Posted by MVSPC on August 30 2016

The Shouldn’t we all, ASK the Question: Youth Suicide Prevention Event serves as a “best practice” conference and training offering participants in-depth information and the latest research in the field of suicide and suicide prevention. The event is hosted by Lines for Life and funded through Oregon Public Health Division’s Youth Suicide Prevention Program’s Garret Lee Smith Act grant from SAMHSA.

The conference is designed f

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Mid-Valley Suicide Prevention Coalition Announces Video Contest Winner

Posted by MVSPC on June 20 2016

We are so excited to finally announce our winner for the first ever, Suicide Prevention video contest! Levi Smith, a recent graduate of Central High School, submitted the winning video! He received his $50 Best Buy Gift Card and will be featured in all of our upcoming outreach efforts. Check out his video below! 

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Out of the Darkness Walk

Posted by MVSPC on March 17 2016

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will be hosting an Out of The Darkness Walk in Salem, on October 8th. Check out this link for details!

http://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=3871

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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