Lane County Suicide Prevention


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Information about suicide prevention & the Lane County Suicide Prevention Program. By Sandy Moses, June 2012.

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Lane County Suicide Prevention

  1. 1. Suicide Prevention Sandy Moses, MS, CPS Lane County Prevention Program
  2. 2. Suicide Statistics & Rates Oregon’s suicide rate is 35% higher than the national average. The rate of suicide among Oregonians has been increasing since 2000.
  3. 3. Suicide Statistics & Rates Suicide is the leading cause of injury death Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among Oregonians ages 15-34 Suicide is the 9th leading cause of death among all Oregonians.Shen X, Millet L. 2010. Suicides in Oregon: Trends and risk factors.Oregon Department of Human Services
  4. 4. Suicide Statistics & Rates Men more likely to die by suicide than women. Firearms most frequently used method for men (62%); Poisoning for women (30%) Approximately 27 percent of suicides occurred among veterans.
  5. 5. Suicide Rates by Sex & Age Group – OregonOregon Violent Death Reporting System
  6. 6. Lane County
  7. 7. Suicide Statistics & Rates Most reported factors: mental/behavioral health problems, relationship conflicts, physical health problems among elderly Over 70% of suicide victims had a diagnosed mental disorder, alcohol and /or substance use problems, or depressed mood at time of death.
  8. 8. Message of HopeSuicide is Preventable
  9. 9. Trainings QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) for Suicide Prevention
  10. 10. Trainings School In-Services
  11. 11. Trainings Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
  12. 12. Trainings Mental Health First Aid
  13. 13. For more information… Sandy 541-682-3650