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Providing Hope and Support for All
Lines for Life is Oregon’s home for the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline. We provide help and hope to individuals and communities through mental health and substance abuse prevention programs and crisis support services.
We bring communities together to promote mental wellness and break the stigma associated with reaching out for help. We offer skills training to help communities recognize and respond to mental health concerns before they reach a point of crisis, and advocate for state and federal policies to create lasting change.
We recognize our communities’ unique needs and offer specific services to reduce barriers for those seeking personalized help – including support services for Veteran and Military communities and services providing emotional support and resources to those impacted by racism.
Above all, we’re here to support you – wherever you are, anytime. Many of our helplines are available 24/7 to get you the right support, right now.
Mental Health Helplines
We’re here to listen and help you get through today with free, 24/7 mental health support over phone, text, or chat.
Support for Substance Use & Recovery
We can help you access free recovery and detox resources, harm reduction services, affordable providers, and talk through barriers you may be facing to starting drug & alcohol treatment.
Empowering Communities for Mental Wellness
Lines for Life develops and advocates for culturally responsive and affirming mental health care to support the needs of diverse communities.
Our Equity programs rely on leadership, input, and feedback from communities of color. We’ve created our programs to meet the unique needs of underserved populations and grow community skills in dispelling stigma, identifying mental health needs, and intervening in a crisis.
Suicide Prevention Month
Mental Health & Suicide Prevention in Black Communities
Many people in Black communities are uncomfortable discussing mental health due to cultural stigma, but over the past decade, more people are starting conversations and talking openly about mental health issues and their own struggles.
Hispanic Heritage Month
Hispanic Heritage Month – Reach Out
Join us in honoring Hispanic Heritage Month! From September 15th to October 15th, we celebrate the cultures, history and contributions from those whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America – and we highlight our work with these communities.
Suicide Prevention Month
Start the Conversation About Suicide
For Suicide Prevention Month this September, Lines for Life and our community partners across Oregon and beyond are celebrating by encouraging everyone to Reach Out and Start the Conversation about suicide prevention – in our schools, communities, workplaces, and more. Together, we are creating safe spaces where people can talk openly about their mental health, inspire hope, and promote mental wellness.
Suicide Prevention Month
Culturally Tailored Support
Our views and feelings about mental health and suicide differ by culture and identity, in addition to our personal beliefs and experiences. Each culture or community has its own history and norms about how to seek support and help for mental health issues, including suicidal thoughts and behaviors. When it comes to suicide prevention and mental health support, one size does not fit all.
A Year of Lifesaving Impact: Oregon Enhances 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
As we celebrate the first anniversary of the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline, the state of Oregon is taking significant steps to enhance this vital service. On the last day of the 2023 legislative session, Oregon lawmakers passed a bill to fund and expand mental health crisis services, which experts are calling one of the most significant pieces of suicide prevention legislation in the state’s history.
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988: Support Anywhere, Anytime
Sometimes feelings of stress, anxiety, anger, sadness, or despair become overwhelming. We’re here to listen and help you get through this moment. If you are struggling and need support, contact us anytime. You can also call if you’re concerned about a loved one who may be experiencing a mental health crisis.
Help for Service Members, Veterans, and their Families
Lines for Life remains a leader in support for Service Members, Veterans, and their Families (SMVF) in Oregon and beyond. We are developing new tools to prevent and address crisis before, during, and after military service. Learn more about our SMVF Programs
Join the Conversation
Want to become an ambassador for mental wellness? Join us and advocate for mental health, gain skills and resources, and help prevent substance abuse and suicide.
Become a Volunteer
Interested in giving back by supporting others on our helplines? Our volunteers receive professional training, participate in community events, and become strong candidates for behavioral health professions.
Register for Trainings
You never know when someone who is struggling might need your help. We offer a variety of training courses for anyone who wants to be equipped to help in a mental health crisis.
Donate to Lines for Life
Your help keeps us going 24/7 and makes our innovative programs and services possible.
Join the Lines for Life Team
Join our dynamic team of caring, compassionate professionals who fulfill our mission in a rewarding work environment. Learn more about our career opportunities and view current openings.
Help Spread the Word
Want to share Lines for Life services and resources in your community? We have a searchable catalog of our videos, printable promotion materials, and more.