b'Crisis Intervention: Helpline Services Getting help in crisis has never been easier with the new988 Suicide & Crisis Line. If someone needs support, all you need is a call, text, or chat to988.Thanks to988, weve reached tens of thousands more people in crisis. Public awarenesshas resulted in a 40% increase in contact volume at Lines for Life, which around988includes thousands of texts and chats on the new988 text service.2022 Crisis166,433Lines Total Call Volume:Lines for Life continues to set the bar for excellence in crisis interventionand we were among a select group of call centers nationally enlisted to serve in the network of NationalBack-Up Centers. 988Focusing Oregon on Prevention Convening Experts for ChangeEach year, Lines for Life hosts Oregons most important statewide conferences on preventing substance abuse and suicideand this year, they both made waves in statewide prevention efforts.In May, we hosted the 2023 Oregon Conference on Opioids + Other Drugs, Pain + Addiction Treatment (OPAT) in Sunriver, featuring local and national changemakers in drug policy, prevention, and recovery. Attendees help develop recommendations for system change that healthcare leaders can commit toand leave with skills, connections, and a to-do list for promoting community recovery, health, and wellness for all Oregonians. We convened the 2022 Oregon Suicide Prevention Conference in Ashland in November, highlighting voices of color in suicide prevention and interventionfocusing on rebuilding and growing connections between individuals, providers, local and state resources, advocates, and prevention leaders. These connections strengthen support networks and equip communities to better respond with compassion and care to address the unique needs of individualslifting Oregonians to hope when they are struggling. 7'