Lines for Life honors Juneteenth as a reminder of the struggle toward freedom for Black Americans. We recognize the hardships that racism continues to inflict on Black communities and we embrace Juneteenth as a time to acknowledge these hardships, celebrate progress, and honor the culture, history, and strength of Black communities. Lines for...
Inside the 2023 AAS Conference: A Visit at Lines for Life’s Office The American Association of Suicidology (AAS) - the accrediting agency for 988 - kicked off their annual conference for 2023 at the Lines for Life headquarters on Wednesday, April 19! The AAS Conference is the largest gathering of behavioral health organizations, clinicians,...
Lines for Life is excited to celebrate our 30th anniversary in 2023! Over our three decades of service, we’ve grown to a team of over 200 professionals, with services spanning substance use and suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention – and we’re regarded as leaders among our state and regional networks.
Suicide rates among Black children and young adults between the ages of 10-24 have increased dramatically over the past few years.
My connection with youth is my biggest interest, and my foundation has been crucial in understanding how we can have influence in supporting and advocating for youth mental health in Portland and across the state of Oregon.
There is so much stigma against mental health and suicide in the Black and Creole cultures, but many of us are working to break that stigma. I’ve always been interested in mental health. My family moved to Southwest Louisiana over 300 years ago as one of the premier and largest Creole families.