Oregon Suicide Rates and Facts

Suicide is the 8th leading cause of death for Oregonians.

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OREGON SUICIDE PREVENTION

An important goal of the federal government’s National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (Goal 7), as well as Oregon’s Youth Suicide Intervention and Prevention Plan, is to ensure community and clinical health care providers are trained in evidence-based suicide-specific assessments, management, and delivery of effective clinical care.

Suicide Rates in Oregon

Oregon is ranked 16th in the nation for its high suicide rate. Throughout the state of Oregon, suicide is the:

  • 1st leading cause of death for ages 10-24
  • 2nd leading cause of death for ages 25-34
  • 3rd leading cause of death for ages 35-44
  • 5th leading cause of death for ages 45-54
  • 8th leading cause of death for ages 55-64
  • 13th leading cause of death for ages 65+
  • Overall, suicide is the 8th leading cause of death in Oregon.

THE CAMS SUICIDE PREVENTION ASSESSMENT, INTERVENTION & TREATMENT IS BACKED BY 30 YEARS OF ON-GOING CLINICAL RESEARCH

HOW CAMS-CARE ADDRESSES MENTAL HEALTH IN OREGON

The CAMS Framework has been proven through multiple randomized clinical trials to be the best assessment, intervention and treatment to reduce suicide ideation. Mental health professionals have reported that the CAMS Framework has given them a way to confidently treat suicidal patients effectively in only 6-8 sessions. And, more importantly, patients have reported that they like using the CAMS Framework. It is recommended by such groups as the Zero Suicide Initiative, the Center for Disease Control (CDC), and the Sentinel Event Alert (PDF) by the Joint Commission.

While it is important that communities learn how to identify the signs of suicide risk through gatekeeper training, it is crucial to have a network of healthcare providers in place and trained in evidence-based suicide-specific treatment to whom people identified as suicidal may be immediately referred.

CAMS-care offers several training options to meet various learning styles and budgets, as well as the challenges of remote rural communities. The CAMS treatment is available via online training, in-person role-play training, consultation calls, ZOOM training, and more.

Learn more about how CAMS addresses mental health. Find a CAMS Trained clinician in Oregon.

OREGON CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

Below are the current requirements from this state for CE credits.

Oregon Social Workers Are Required to Take Up to 40 CE Credit Hours Every Two Years

Counselors Need 40 CE Credit Hours Every 2 Years in Oregon

Psychologists in Oregon Need 40 CE Credits Hours Every Two Years

Model Bill to Effectively Reduce the Suicide Rate in Oregon

While training communities to identify the signs of suicide risk is important, it is not enough to effectively reduce the suicide rate. Legislation must be passed that requires all mental health professionals and primary care physicians to receive training in evidence-based, assessment, management, intervention, and treatment of suicide risk. Because, everyone deserves a life worth living.

CAMS-CARE PRODUCTS

CAMS-care offers training courses and materials for individuals and organizations. Our products allow professionals to earn CE credits to meet your state’s CE requirements:

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The CAMS proven framework is introduced in Dr. Jobes book, “Managing Suicidal Risk: A Collaborative Approach“. The current edition includes evidence data from decades worth of extensive research and has a greater emphasis on how to implement CAMS in clinical settings. You may earn 6 CE credits after reading the book and passing the CE test.

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CAMS-care offers engaging video training opportunities that gives professionals to earn 1 – 3 CE credits. We’ve offer training in addressing malpractice and ethical liability when working with suicidal patients, tips suggestions for working with difficult patients, and treating suicide risk with children and adolescents.

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We also provide online and on-site Role-Play Training, Consultation Calls, and host Education Days for more hands-on approaches to the CAMS framework.