Oregon to launch 988 suicide & crisis line

Starting on Saturday, July 16, a brand-new national help-line will begin operation, and Oregon is one of four states which will be ready to launch with full-service on schedule.

By calling or texting 988, people in Oregon who are experiencing a behavioral health crisis, or those close to them, will be connected directly with a crisis-trained professional, 24/7, who understand and utilizes the latest behavioral health techniques in addressing suicidal . . .

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