What is the Lethal Means Safety Committee?


This Committee originally started as the Firearm Safety and Lethal Means Reduction workgroup. As the leading means for death by suicide is firearms, the initial focus of this group was on firearm safety. The workgroup tasked themselves with holding focus groups for members of the firearm community and met with firearm and gun shop owners across the state on what they think is important in suicide prevention and how to talk with them about the subject. This project resulted in five recommendations from the firearm community on how to engage with them. Recommendations started to go into effect within a year with the creation of the Oregon Firearm Safety Coalition. With this project completed, the group designation changed to a standing Committee and the focus of work changed from solely looking at firearms as a means to the second and third leading means of suicide in Oregon – suffocation and poisoning.

 

 

Meeting Day and Time

This committee meets the second Wednesday of the month from 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM.

 

How to Join

To join this virtual meeting, use this Zoom link.

 

Committee Questions

Please email Jenn Fraga at jfraga@aocmhp.org

 

 

 

 

CONTENT WARNING

This group talks about the types of lethal means used in suicide attempts and deaths. If you need to speak with someone due to feelings that come up from engaging in this meeting, please call or text 988.

 

Fiscal Year 2022 – 2023

Current and Past

Meetings For previous meeting minutes and materials, please go here.


13 March 2023

14 February 2023

10 January 2023

13 December 2023

16 November 2023

October 2023

CANCELED

7 September 2023

3 August 2023

July 2023

CANCELED

Upcoming Meetings


4 April 2024

2 May 2024

6 June 2024

10 July 2024

14 August 2024

11 September 2024

9 October 2024

13 November 2024

11 December 2024

8 January 2025

12 February 2025

12 March 2025

9 April 2025

14 May 2025

11 June 2025