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Youth Suicide Publications and Resources

Youth Suicide Prevention

cover imageYouth Suicide Intervention and Prevention Plan

This 5-year plan focuses on preventing suicide at the earliest ages where it begins to occur, among youth aged 10 to 24 years.

Annual Reports

In addition to the 5-year plan above, Oregon publishes an annual report that includes updates on key priorities, data, and strategies for addressing youth suicide in Oregon.

For Parents

Advocating for Your Loved One During a Crisis guide cover

This guidebook is for parents and caregivers while at the hospital emergency department. Family members who have experienced crisis situations with their own children of all ages developed this guide with expert consultation.

If you would like physical copies of the guidebook, please email Fran Purdy,

Three-Step Intervention to Reduce Suicide Risk

A three step intervention to use with parents and caretakers of suicidal adolescents.

Prevention in Schools

Oregon School Suicide Protocol Toolkitcover image

While there are many excellent tools and resources related to suicide protocols in schools, this toolkit has been specifically designed to support a school system (Education Service District, District, School) in Oregon to develop a comprehensive suicide protocol.

The toolkit includes example processes and templates from school communities in Oregon, information regarding relevant laws related to suicide and schools, as well as stories of work happening across the state.

The aim of the toolkit is to help schools in Oregon address the issue of suicide from prevention and intervention to postvention (in the aftermath of a suicide in the school community) and demonstrating how protocols can support each component.

For access to toolkit templates in Word format, contact us.

What Every Teacher Should Know

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This pamphlet is available in English and Spanish and is based on "Recognizing Depression in Youth: A Key to Suicide Prevention and Good Health in Oregon," by Kirk D. Wolfe, M.D. Dr. Wolfe is a child and adolescent psychiatrist practicing in Portland, Oregon. He has been an active part of Oregon’s youth suicide prevention efforts.

Available in English and Spanish.

Suicide and the Media

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