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Youth Suicide Prevention Plan

5-Year Youth Suicide Intervention and Prevention Plan: 2016-2020

Suicide is one of Oregon’s most persistent, yet largely preventable public health problems. Nearly two people in Oregon die every day from suicide. 

This plan focuses on preventing suicide at the earliest ages where it begins to occur, among youth aged 10 to 24 years. The framework of this plan draws on the four strategic directions, goals and objectives in the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention.

4 Strategic Directions

  1. Healthy and empowered individuals, families and communities
  2. Clinical and community preventive services
  3. Treatment and support services
  4. Surveillance, research and evaluation

Over 100 individuals - including private and public behavioral health providers, primary care clinicians, CCOs and private insurance companies, public health personnel, educators, family members, youth, advocates and other subject matter experts - worked together to plan how we can operationalize the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention in Oregon.

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