Suicide is among the leading causes of death in Oregon, and is a major public health issue nationally. Preventing deaths from suicide is one of seven priority areas from Oregon's State Health Improvement Plan.
View data, strategies and measures for this priority area
A Plan to Reduce Youth Suicide
In Oregon, suicide is the second leading cause of death among Oregonians aged 10 to 24. In response to this statistic, the Oregon Health Authority developed a plan with strategies for communities to use to reduce youth suicide. This plan outlines an initiative through which Oregonians can break through denial and cultural taboos about death, help end the shame associated with suicide, and foster the conviction that not even one youth has to die by suicide. The strategies for state and community-based action require a commitment to partnership and shared responsibility among state agencies, between state and local governments, and between public and private sectors.
Read Oregon's Youth Suicide Prevention Plan
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