The Alliance is charged with overseeing implementation of the five-year Youth Suicide Intervention and Prevention Plan (YSIPP) and evaluating outcomes related to suicide prevention in Oregon. To read The Alliance By-Laws, click here. Click here for a brief Orientation to the Alliance.
The Youth Suicide Intervention and Prevention Plan outlines a five-year plan of objectives and goals for Oregon’s the incidence of youth suicide, as defined as ages 5-24.
Embedded throughout the plan is a belief that it is crucial to support Oregon’s youth and families by:
- Promoting a sense of hope and highlighting resilience.
- Make it safe to ask for help and ensuring the right help is available at the right time.
- Engaging individuals and communities in the healing process after an attempt or suicide.
The Alliance is comprised of committees and advisory groups that include a variety of stakeholders working together on a focused critical area related to implementation of YSIPP. Committee meetings are open to the public. If you would like to attend one, please go here to see upcoming meetings.
The Alliance advocates and works to inform and strengthen Oregon’s suicide prevention, intervention and postvention policies, services and supports to prevent youth and young adults from dying by suicide.
In Oregon all young people have hope, feel safe asking for help, can find access to the right help at the right time to prevent suicide, and live in communities that foster healing, connection, and wellness.
To achieve our vision, we acknowledge the impact of white supremacy, institutionalized racism, and all forms of oppression. The Alliance endeavors to make Oregon a place where suicide reduction and prevention is achieved for people of all ages, races, ethnicities, abilities, gender identities, sexual orientations, socioeconomic status, nationalities and geographic locations.
Regional Suicide Prevention Coalition Grants of up to $20,000. Go here to learn more and apply.
New Alliance Publication: LGBTQIA2S+ Youth and Suicide Public Comment Guide and One-Pager
Alliance Quarterly Meetings
Next Alliance Quarterly Meeting: Friday, June 9, 2023
Time: Orientation 8:45 AM – 9:15 AM; Meeting 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
For a full list of Alliance Meetings for the 2022 – 2023 Fiscal Year, go here .
Alliance Connecting the Field
Are you connected with a local Regional Suicide Prevention Coalition? Would you like to learn if your county has one that you could become involved in? Are you part of a Coalition and want to connect with others to learn and share the work you are doing? The Alliance holds Regional Coalition Leaders meetings to bring Coalitions from across the state together. Email Jenn to learn more. Go here to see if your county has a coalition!
If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, help is available.
Call or text 988 or chat 988lifeline.org