Our Crisis Line Program operates with a blend of master’s level supervisors and well-trained volunteers. I think of our team as being like a kaleidoscope – beautiful in the diversity of colors and patterns of interaction. With 100 volunteers, we represent an incredible range of experiences and perspectives.
We are united by our training and our common goal – to further Oregon Partnership’s mission in drug prevention and to end substance abuse and suicide by responding to callers with compassion and insight, knowledge and respect.
Manufacturers of synthetic cannabis market the products as incense, not intended for human consumption.
In August I received a call from a desperate mother who had spent the night in Salem General's emergency
I admit it. I was once homophobic.
I was raised in a culture where homosexuals were tormented and beaten up. This was during an era when there was nothing remotely acceptable or chic about homosexuality in our society. Just loneliness and humiliation.
Then I took a job in San Francisco in the mid-70's.
The death of 18-year-old Rutgers University student Tyler Clementi has become a clarion call to all of us about the real dangers of bullying. He was outed as being gay on the internet and he killed himself.
This clip from Ellen deGeneres is far more eloquent than anything I could write: View Ellen's Message
If you are struggling with bullying, questions about sexuality or any other issues, call us on the Oregon Partnership Help Line: (800) 923-HELP.