Asking for help can be hard to do, especially if you are struggling with thoughts of suicide. If you or someone you know is going through a difficult time, connecting to support can be lifesaving. With the right help, people can and do recover. Find ways to connect to help
Clackamas County Crisis & Support Line: 503-655-8585 Multnomah County Behavioral Health Call Center – 503-988-4888 Washington County Crisis Line – 503-291-9111 National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: 988 or 1-800-273-8255 Veteran’s Line – dial 988, then press 1 or text 838255 Línea de Prevención del Suicidio y Crisis 988 Oregon Youthline: Call: 877-968-8491, Text: teen2teen to 839863, Email: youthL@linesforlife.org Crisis Text Line: Text 741741. The Trevor Project Suicide Prevention Lifeline for LGBTQ youth: 1-866-4-U-TREVOR (866-488-7386) The Senior Loneliness Line: 503-200-1633 Free Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Trainings
Clackamas County Arts Alliance is partnering with Clackamas County Behavioral Health on an important photography project with the goal of breaking down the stigma around suicide.
These portraits are the result of a project that involved photography, filmmaking and the participant’s handwriting. Each participant’s personal experience with suicidal ideation and attempts, revealed during interviews, was essential to the artists’ work.
Even when life seems hopeless, there will be someone who will understand and can help.”
I got better because I wanted to be whole!"
At the end of the day, I think our hearts just want to meet another heart."
You have to be prepared to get up, get out, and go help someone.”
I will gladly bare my soul and secrets, if it changes one heart to have hope.”
Ask the Question Project Exhibit
Come see the 14 portraits of the Ask The Question Project participants and learn more about their stories. The Clackamas County Arts Alliance manages the Artist Exhibit Program which rotates original artwork through 18 galleries in Clackamas County. This is a unique opportunity for experienced and emerging artists who live and/or work in Clackamas County to show their work in public venues. The Arts Alliance is pleased to share the Ask The Question Project in the 2018 – 2020 rotation.