If you are facing a life-threatening emergency, please call 9-1-1.
Washington County Crisis Line: 503-291-9111
Language interpreters available
It is okay to ask for help!
If you are having thoughts of suicide, feel hopeless or like you can't cope right now, help is available 24/7. You are not alone.
The Hawthorn Walk-In Center is open to the public during limited hours, Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 12-4 p.m. Please call ahead to 503-291-9111 to discuss options for assistance and to confirm hours of operation.
Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) This line is available for all community members. If you are a military veteran in crisis, press 1 for support specific to veterans or Text 273TALK to 839863 (8 a.m.–11 p.m.)
Military Helpline: 1-888-457-4838 or Text MIL1 to 839863 (8 a.m.-11 p.m.)
Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 (and press 1)
YouthLine: 1-877-968-8491 or Text teen2teen to 839863 Chat at www.oregonyouthline.org. Teens are available to help daily from 4-10 p.m.
Warning signs that someone might be thinking about suicide
- Someone threatening to kill him/herself
- Someone looking for the means (e.g., gun, pills, rope, etc.) to kill him/herself
- Someone talking or writing about death, dying or suicide
- Rage, anger, seeking revenge
- Acting reckless/engaging in risky activities
- Feeling trapped, like there is no way out
- Increasing alcohol or drug use
- Withdrawing from friends, family or society
- Anxiety, agitation, unable to sleep or sleeping all the time
- Dramatic changes in mood
- No sense of purpose in life
How You Can Help
Show you care: “I’m concerned about you.”
- Listen without judging or giving advice.
- Take all talk of suicide seriously.
- Stay calm and stay with the person.
Ask directly about suicide: “Are you thinking about suicide?” You will NOT put the idea of suicide into someone's head by asking this question.
Get help. Do not leave the person alone.
- Take action now.
- Do not promise secrecy.
- Call the Washington County Crisis Line at 503-291-9111.
- Call 9-1-1.
- Go to the nearest emergency department.
Additional Information and Resources
- Support groups for anyone impacted by a suicide death. More details are available on the Suicide Bereavement Support website.
- "Let's Talk About It" Town Hall on suicide prevention in Washington County, recorded at TVCTV in August 2015
- Community Matters episode on Get Trained to Help, recorded at TVCTV in November 2015
- Aloha High School's 80 Reasons to Stay - Suicide Prevention Video
- Suicide Prevention Trainings in Washington County
- Zero Suicide Initiative
- Veterans Crisis Line
- Additional suicide prevention resources
- Sign up for training at Get Trained to Help.