The Mid-Valley Suicide Prevention Coalition’s mission is to raise awareness about suicide prevention through targeted outreach and education. Outreach efforts focus on making suicide prevention an approachable topic for all ages through social media and community based interaction. The coalition provides education through evidence based trainings that are nationally recognized as best practices.
The Mid-Valley Suicide Prevention Coalition was started in the Spring of 2015. Multiple community partners, agencies, and Polk County residents met to discuss the issue of suicide and to gather ideas of what needs to be done to prevent suicide. From that initial meeting, a plan was created to address suicide prevention in a more collaborative and coordinated way. In 2019, the coalition expanded its efforts to include Marion County and is now operating as a two county region.
The coalition has been funded by grants through Salem Health, Siletz Tribe, and the Willamette MBA program. These grants and contributions from generous community partners have made it possible to offer evidence based suicide prevention trainings through Marion and Polk counties and provide safe messaging campaigns to schools and in the community.
The Mid-Valley Suicide Prevention Coalition meets quarterly with more frequent sub-committee meetings. These meetings are open to the public and anyone with an interest in Suicide Prevention is welcome to join us. For information about when these meetings are happening, check our calendar.
If you are interested in staying up to date with the work the Coalition is doing, join our email list.
Polk County Crisis Line
Psychiatric Crisis Center
Northwest Human Services
(503) 581-5535 or 1-800-560-5535
National Suicide Prevention Hotline
National Veteran Crisis Hotline
1-800-273-8255 Press 1
TEEN2TEEN to 839-863