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Suicide Prevention

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The Deschutes County Suicide Prevention Advisory Council seeks to reduce suicide attempts and deaths across the lifespan.  The Council meets monthly and is currently working to provide consistent and credible suicide prevention/intervention training for both the public and professionals.  For more information, please contact Jessica Jacks at (541) 330-4632 or jessica.jacks@deschutes.org

Upcoming Events

January, Community Presentations:  Suicide Prevention

Central Oregon Association of Psychologists, Central Oregon Mental Health Promotion Grant Task Force and OSU-Cascades are excited to bring The Linehan Institute:  Behavioral Tech experts to Central Oregon.  While here providing training for area professionals, Behavioral Tech will provide two keynote addresses.   There is NO COST to attend, however, registration is requested to ensure adequate resources.  Please register at:  www.suicidepreventiontrainings.eventbrite.com.   Two opportunities to hear the presentation will occur:

  • Monday, January 26, 5:30 - 7 p.m.  Located at Bend High School, 230 NE 6th St, Bend and
  • Tuesday, January 27, 5:30 - 7 p.m. Located at Redmond High School, 675 SW Rimrock Way, Redmond.
Participants will learn the risk factors related to suicide, the importance of recognizing signs and getting help, as well as how a community can work together to help prevent suicide and suicide attempts.  Resources for help will also be available.  All community members and mature young adolescents are welcome to attend.  Please use the flyer at the link titled "January Suicide Prevention Presentations" below to invite others.

NEW:  Two Suicide Bereavement Support Groups in our area

  • 2nd Monday of the Month, 7-8:30 p.m.  Located at Partners In Care, 2075 NE Wyatt Ct., Bend.  Trained facilitators are Alison Sorenson and Jean Stark.  For more information contact Alison Sorenson, (541) 610-9500 or alisonsorenson.counselor@gmail.com.

  • 4th Thursday of the Month, 7-9p.m.  Located at Day Spring Four Square Church, 7801 NW 7th, Terrebonne.  The trained facilitator is Herb Baker.  For more information contact Herb Baker, (503) 708-3047 or herbandjudy@yahoo.com.
For More Information

To receive general announcements about suicide prevention, please contact Jessica Jacks, (541) 330-4632 or jessica.jacks@deschutes.org and provide your name, phone number and e-mail address.


Browse the links below to find resources to help someone who is suicidal, learn more about the risks and protective factors for suicide, and find out how to get training on suicide prevention from professionals.

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