You are not alone.
If you are in pain and considering suicide, text or dial 988 at any time.
For local crisis services, contact Linn County Mental Health 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at 541-967-3866. They provide telephone triage, initial crisis screening assessment, crisis intervention, and more.
Senate Bill 52, also known as "Adi's Act", was passed in Oregon in 2019. This legislation requires school districts to develop and publicly share their plan for suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention response activities. Here's why:
Suicide is the second leading cause of death for teens in Oregon. Teens face countless stressors that can amplify the mental health risk factors most commonly associated with suicide. Feeling connected to their schools, friends, and caring adults can equip teens so they can cope with their lives in a healthy way.
The purpose of LCSD's plan* is to protect the well-being of all students by having procedures in place to prevent, assess the risk of, intervene in, and respond to suicide.
*The plan components shared online are abbreviated; for more information, please contact our Mental Health Coordinator, Sandi Cox.