Suicide Prevention

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 currently closed however clinicians are still able to provide support over the phone or through video options. Please call the Washington County Crisis Line at 503-291-9111 to access support from the Hawthorn Walk-In Center.

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.

 

COVID-19


Our community is facing uncertain times with the COVID-19 pandemic. It is easy to become overwhelmed and hopeless. Know that you are not alone and help is just a phone call away.Person holding a cell phone

For individuals and their families who are struggling, help is available immediately by calling 503-291-9111. This call will connect you to a mental health professional who can provide support, help you manage your feelings and connect you with ongoing resources.

Community agencies are continuing to accept new clients and concerned friends, family or community members are encouraged to call and seek help. If you speak a language other than English, a phone interpreter will be provided.

If someone you care about is feeling anxious, depressed or afraid about COVID-19 and all the changes, please watch this short video.

 

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
  • Hopelessness
  • 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