Jackson County Suicide Prevention Coalition
RESPONSE is a comprehensive high school-based program that increases awareness about suicide among high school staff, students and parents. All of the program components are designed to heighten sensitivity to depression and suicidal ideation, as well as offer response procedures to refer a student at risk for suicide. This program is currently in place at Eagle Point High School and Phoenix High School. The curriculum is being used at South Medford High School.
The ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) program provides practical training for caregivers seeking to prevent the immediate risk of suicide.
QPR stands for Question, Persuade and Refer, three steps anyone can learn to help prevent suicide. Just like CPR, QPR is an emergency response to someone in crisis and can save lives. QPR is the most widely taught gatekeeper training program in the United States, and more than 725,000 adults have been trained in classroom settings in more than 48 states. We have partnered with QPR by developing an Android Phone App.
We are advocates for evidence-based programs and practices such as Emergency Department Means Restriction Educationfor parents of at-risk youth. This program is currently in place at Rogue Regional Medical Center.
We help plan, promote and staff our local meeting of the Annual National Survivors of Suicide Day.
We have been working hard to improve interagency cooperation. The ability to support the Medford Police Department with youth in crisis has improved by 70% thanks to the efforts of the Jackson County Mental Health Department. We have developed a "Suicide Crisis Resource Card" for the police to give grieving families.
In cooperation with the Medford School District and local hospitals we have developed a prototype interagency program for improving follow up and communication between these agencies that has resulted in improved patient care. "Closing the loop" has also been adopted by other agencies and resulted in improved care for veterans in Jackson County.
As a coalition representing many of the stakeholders in suicide prevention, we are initiated a project to actively seek out data on barriers to successful suicide prevention care.
This report was completed on June 11, 2013 and is being circulated to stakeholders in Jackson County.
Mental Health Community Resources By Name
|Columbia Care Supported Employment Program|
|Community Health Center Behavioral Health Program|
|Hearts With A Mission|
|Jackson County Health & Human Services|
|Jackson County Mental Health Services (JCMHS) Hotline 541-774-8201|
|Oregon Family Support Network|
|Oregon Suicide & Crisis Hotline|
|Providence Medford Medical Center (PMMC)|
|Rogue Valley Manor Community Services Respite Care|
|Rogue Regional Medical Center (RVMC)|
|Southern Oregon Adolescent Study & Treatment Center (SOASTC)|
|Southern Oregon Child Study & Treatment Center (SOCSTC)|
|Southern Oregon Drug Awareness (SODA)|
The Youth Hub
|Albertina Kerr Child Psychiatric Care|
|Rogue Valley Medical Center (RVMC)|
|Trillium Family Services|
|Kolpia Counseling Services, Inc.|
|Mental Health Resource and Education Network (MHREN)|