If you or someone you know needs help, take one of the following actions:
Oregon Youthline (a free, confidential teen-to-teen crisis and help line; teens are available 4 to 10 p.m. daily; adults available all other times) 1-877-968-8491 or text teen2teen to 839863
Deschutes County Crisis Line 541-322-7500 ext. 9
Contact school counseling center or other mental health professional
Visit the crisis walk-in center, 2577 NE Courtney, Bend, Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Call Deschutes County Behavioral Health 541-322-7500
Counselors are available at School-Based Health Centers (located at Ensworth Elementary School, Bend Senior High School and La Pine High School). Contact the closest center to make an appointment. Learn more about School-Based Health Centers.
Oregon State University - Cascades has a free counseling clinic in Bend and La Pine 541-322-2047 (services provided by counseling students in training for those ages 14 and older)
Reachout - an online mental health information and support website for teens and young adults
Expressing severe distress, hopelessness and/or withdrawing from others
Displaying worrisome behavior
How to Help:
Ask if they are having thoughts of suicide
Listen thoughtfully, without judgement
Let them know that you care and they have been heard
Help them find assistance through a trusted adult and/or by calling one of the resources, such as Oregon Youthline 877-968-8491; Deschutes County Crisis Line 541-322-7500; or National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800-273-TALK