Suicide kills more people in Portland than car crashes. The city is partnering with leading edge call center provider Lines for Life to increase support to people in mental health crises. As a pilot program, funding is only secured for the first year with help from the Palau Foundation and Naito Family.
For help, call 503-972-3456 or visit linesforlife.org
More information on our blog: portlandonline.com/mayor/index.cfm?c=52750&a=411767
Featured in this video: Amanda Fritz (Portland), Mike Reese (PPB), Judy Cushing (Lines for Life), Ed Blackburn (Central City Concern), and Mayor Sam Adams.