Lines for Life has been on the move this spring—Bend, Seaside, Meford, Eugene, Prineville, Madras, Astoria, Atlanta, Washington D.C., Chicago—traveling around Oregon and around the nation to spread the word on our innovative substance- abuse and suicide-prevention work, and learn from partners that lead those fields.
We’ve just finished Rx Opioid Abuse summits in Lane County; Oregon’s North Coast and South Coast, and Southern Oregon are next, with a final summit in Portland early next year. And in April I had the honor of serving as master of ceremonies at the Oregon Medical Association’s Annual Conference; this year’s conference was devoted to the opioid crisis. Working with partners from the health care community, treatment and prevention professionals and law enforcement, we’ve put the right stakeholders at the table to end the opioid epidemic.
We’ve also been on the move nationally—with Greg Borders and Emily Moser leading our delegation to the American Association of Suicidology Conference in Chicago—while I checked in with national leaders at the National Rx Drug Abuse Summit in Atlanta.
Closer to home, the Stand with our Vets Telethon is on the horizon—May 26 on Fox12. We’re proud to be the home of Oregon’s Military Help Line and one of just four call centers in the nation that help the Veterans Administration reach veterans in crisis. Tune in to the Telethon, and post to social media to encourage friends to check us out!
We’re on the move for prevention—to make suicide and substance abuse artifacts of the past. Thanks for your support in getting us there!