Press Releases

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Governor Signs Historic Legislation to Ensure Clinicians Get Training in Suicide Prevention

Gov. Kate Brown signed HB2315 (2021), requiring Oregon counselors, therapists, peer support professionals, and others in the Oregon’s behavioral health workforce to receive training on how to assess and treat suicide. As of 2019, Oregon had the 9th highest suicide rate in the nation, underlining the urgent need for a behavioral health workforce prepared to help people who are struggling with despair.

June 2, 2021
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Grants Awarded to 18 Organizations with Goal of Reducing Suicide and Suicide Attempts Among LGBTQ+ Oregonians

The Oregon Alliance (Alliance) to Prevent Suicide and the Association of Oregon Community Mental Health Programs (AOCMHP), in partnership with the Oregon Health Authority’s COVID-19 response team for suicide prevention, are pleased to announce the award of a total of $215,000 community-based organizations to support LGBTQ+ communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. The goal of the funding, awarded as 18 minigrants of up to $20,000, is to reduce risk for suicide and suicide attempts among LGBTQ+ people, with priority given to Black, Tribal, LatinX, communities of color, rural, frontier, or disabled populations.

September 22, 2020
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