"One of the more difficult challenges of parenting is realizing that you don't always know what your children are thinking and feeling. Feelings can be difficult subjects to discuss under the best of circumstances, so how in the world do you ask about feelings related to suicide?  The first step is to learn about the factors that can put a teen at risk for suicide.  There are lots of sites that list risk factors; spend some time reading them - the more you know, the better you'll be prepared for understanding what can put your child at risk". (The Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide


    For additional information or to find out where you can get help, click on the following links.



    Screening/provider search:



    • CALM - Counseling on Access to Lethal Means.  For more information and to register for a free 2-hour self-paced online training, click here


    • Reach Out Oregon - a resource for parents caring for a child experiencing emotional, behavioral, and mental challenges Warmline 1-833-REACH-OR (T,W,TH 12-7pm)
    • Free drop-in Suicide Loss Grief Support groups for anyone experiencing a loss from suicide. These groups meet continuously throughout the year.  No need to call, just drop in.  Note: Due to Covid19 limitations, confirm with the facilitator if in-person or virtual support is provided. 


                  1233 Edgewater St. NW, Salem, OR

                  2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 6:30 - 8:30pm

                  Facilitated by Bruce Carson 503-851-0861,



                   McMinnville Covenant Church (Chapel Room) 2155 NW 2nd St., Mcminnville, OR

                   2nd & 4th Sundays, 2:00 - 4:00pm

                   Facilitated by Suicide Bereavement Support Inc. and NAMI Yamhill


                   Benton Center 757 NW Polk Ave, Corvallis

                   1st Thursday of every month 4:00 - 5:00pm

                   Facilitated by Corvallis Support After A Suicide, contact Stephanie Diegen at

          or for more information 


     National Suicide Prevention Lifeline                Reach Out Oregon


    Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide                              The Parent Resource Program, The Jason Foundation  


    American Foundation for Suicide Prevention       Suicide Awareness Voices of Education  


    Suicide Prevention Resource Center                                    Screening for Mental Health

    Suicide Prevention Resource Center 


    Sandy Hook Promise

                   Sandy Hook Promise


     SafeOregon School Safety Tipline

    To report an anonymous tip or share confidential information of a threat or a potential threat to student safety, contact the Oregon School Safety Tipline