Just this morning, we received three calls on our suicide prevention line. About half of the 15,000 calls we get on our crisis lines each year come to the suicide hotline.
There's no doubt that OP operates the very best crisis lines in the state. Our volunteers undergo 60 hours of intense training and are aided by our two-fulltime staff people.
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 ou
We’re back in the friendly confines of the OP office in balmy Portland, having weathered the snow and ice of Washington D.C. and site of the annual CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America) conference.