11 February 2021
The following description was taken from the Lines for Life website.
Lines for Life started a Racial Equity Support Lines as a service led and staffed by people with lived experience of racism. We offer support to those who are feeling the emotional impacts of racist violence and microaggressions, as well as the emotional impacts of immigration struggles and other cross-cultural issues.
Many of us experience racism every day.
Unfortunately, we live in a culture where racist acts happen often. From workplaces to housing to healthcare, we know that our communities aren’t getting the same kind of treatment as others.
Experiencing racism can harm our mental wellness.
Whether in small acts, or violent ones, racial bias can have serious emotional impacts. Racism changes how we see the world around us. It’s stressful to worry about how people see us as different or dangerous. It’s exhausting to notice the ways that people treat us as less-than, day in and day out. It’s heartbreaking to turn on the news and learn about more violence against people who look like us.
We get it. And we’re here to talk. To support. To connect.
The person who answers may be a stranger – but we understand what you’re going through. We’ll listen to your situation as you talk through your feelings, and we may offer resources based on what seems most helpful to you.
Call us today at 503-575-3764.
This line is available weekdays from 10am to 7pm, Pacific Standard Time. David Jones is our coordinator on the Racial Equity Support Line and he can be reached at DavidJ@linesforlife.org
11 February 2021
Healthy Transitions has a Podcast that was created for sharing the experiences of youth and young adults in Oregon who advocate for a better mental health system for themselves and their peers. You can listen to the current two episodes wherever you get your Podcasts and can also be found on Spotify by going here.
4 February 2021
SB 52, Adi’s Act, Guidance for Schools
To find a draft SB52 Guidance to assist school districts in developing suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention plans from The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) and Oregon Health Authority (OHA), go here. The Oregon Alliance to Prevent Suicide and additional stakeholders provided input into these guidelines. Under each section of the Draft Guidance, there is information to help districts understand SB 52 requirements, as well as recommendations and resources to assist with the writing of each component of the plan.