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Beginning July 16, 2022, the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline will launch nationwide. The new three-digit phone number — 988 — will be available 24/7 for people experiencing a behavioral health crisis to call or text. Calls may be responded to in English or Spanish. People can also chat online at 988lifeline.org. Before July 16, those in crisis can continue to call the existing number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
People can also dial 988 if they are worried about a loved one who may need crisis support.
The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline is easy to remember, like 911, and offers a direct connection to trained crisis counselors who will offer compassionate, accessible care and support for anyone experiencing mental health-related distress — including thoughts of suicide, a substance use crisis or any other kind of behavioral health crisis. The counselor is part of a call center that is linked to a network of services, so the caller will be connected quickly with the right kind of help, from the right type of helper.
Find a full list of frequently asked questions about 988 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
Multnomah County Health Department:
Oregon Health Authority (OHA): https://www.oregon.gov/oha/PH/DISEASESCONDITIONS/DISEASESAZ/Pages/emerging-respiratory-infections.aspx
Centers for Disease Control (CDC):
Oregon Department of Education (ODE) Communicable Disease Guidance:
Tri-County Exclusion Guidelines: https://www.co.washington.or.us/HHS/CommunicableDiseases/upload/Disease_Exclusion_Guide_Updated-July-2017-1.pdf
During this time of COVID-19...
With the stresses of this COVID-19 pandemic, everyone is feeling the strain of our isolation and worry for our loved ones.
Please find resources below that might be helpful to you and your family!
The relapse and overdose rate has increased by 30% since March 2020. Mental health issues related to our lockdown and the pandemic are especially hard for people with depression.
NAMI, The National Alliance on Mental Health has a 24-hour helpline: 800-950-6264.
You can help yourself and your families to reduce their risk for getting and spreading viral respiratory infections, including the flu and the common cold, by encouraging them to take simple steps which will also prevent COVID-19:
Wash your hands often with warm water and soap.
Cover your mouth with a tissue, sleeve, or elbow (not hands) when you cough or sneeze, and then wash your hands.
If you or someone in your household is sick, stay home and follow the guidance of your healthcare provider.
Keep your immune system strong by eating a healthy diet, getting enough sleep and regular exercise, and by taking care of underlying health conditions.
There are also basic steps every household should take to prepare for any unexpected event:
Learn about your employer’s sick leave and telecommuting policies.
Establish a childcare plan in the event your kids need to stay home from school.
Make sure you have the kinds of foods, drinks, medications and pet supplies you would want if you needed to stay home and limit your contact with other people for a couple weeks.
Get to know your neighbors, especially those who might need extra help like seniors or people living alone.
In the face of rumors check https://multco.us/health-officer/novel-coronavirus-covid-19 for reliable information.