For Immediate Help

  • For emergencies call 9-1-1 or go to your local emergency room.
  • Deschutes County Health Services 24-Hour Crisis Hotline (or to make an appointment), call (541) 322-7500, ext. 9.
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or visit  Available 24/7.
    • For Veterans, press #1
    • Aduda en español llame 1-888-628-9454.
    • Hearing and speech impaired, call 1-800-799-4TTY (4889)

Get Involved

The Deschutes County Suicide Prevention Alliance seeks to reduce suicide attempts and deaths across the lifespan.  The Alliance meets quarterly.  For more information on the Alliance and/or to receive general announcements about suicide prevention, please contact David Visiko at (541) 388-6606 or

Upcoming Events

Lots of events are on the horizon!   Join us in one, two, or all of the events to learn more about how to prevent suicide and suicide attempts.  As a community, WE CAN work TOGETHER to get people the help that is needed.

See all events on the Health Services Calendar

More information including downloadable flyers can be found under Resources, Supporting Documents, and Web Links toward the bottom of this page.

Support for Survivors of Suicide Loss

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) 325-3339 or
  • Redmond area group.  The trained facilitator is Herb Baker.  Call for more information contact Herb Baker, (503) 708-3047 or

Outreach Visits for Survivors of Suicide Loss:

The American Foundation for Suicide Loss (AFSP) Survivor Outreach Program provides outreach visits for bereaved survivors of suicide loss and their families.  Local trained volunteers from the Oregon Chapter of AFSP, who are survivors themselves, are on hand to listen with compassion, offer reassurance that surviving a suicide loss is possible and provide information about helpful books, support groups, healing conferences and other resources.  To request a visit or for more information visit  Request a visit through your local AFSP Chapter by contacting the Oregon coordinator via email or phone number as listed on the website.


Browse the links and Supporting documents at the bottom of this page.  Listed are several 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.