Characteristics and VA health care utilization of U.S. veterans who completed suicide in Oregon between 2000 and 2005.

Oregon Violent Death Reporting System data were linked with Veterans Affairs (VA) administrative data to identify and describe veterans who completed suicide in Oregon from 2000 to 2005 (n = 968), and to describe their VA health care utilization in the year prior to death. Twenty-two percent had received health care in the VA system. […]

Department of Corrections (DOC) Inmate Suicide Prevention Study: Research & Evaluation

This report includes 3 studies associated with inmate suicide within Oregon’s Department of Corrections. The first is a statistical analysis that recognizes inmate static & demographic factors that differentiate the average inmate from the inmate at higher risk for a suicide attempt. The second analysis identifies the inmate static & dynamic factors that differentiate the […]

Suicidal Ideation and its Recurrence in Boys and men From Early Adolescence to Early Adulthood: an Event History Analysis

Occurence & recurrences of suicide ideation were modelled among boys/men assessed annually from ages 12 to 29 years. Multi-spell discrete-time event-history analyses permitted determination of whether risk for suicide ideation escalates with prior experiences of suicide ideation while accounting for changes in risk with time & controlling for vulnerability factors. Period effects supported decreasing risk […]

Effectiveness of an Intervention to Improve Primary Care Provider Recognition of Depression

A before-after study was used to determine whether limited follow-up of positive findings on depression screening improves recognition & initial management of depression. Consecutive patients in a Veterans Affairs primary care clinic in Oregon were studied, including 160 in the 3 months before & 97 in the 3 months after the intervention began. The mental […]

Suicide in Multnomah County

This report examines suicide-related hospitalizations & death in Multnomah County, Oregon by age group & gender. Older males were found to have high suicide death rates. Adolescents appear to have high suicide attempt rates both in Multnomah County & nationally. Strategies for prevention are also presented. (9 refs.)

Northwest Suicide Prevention Tribal Action Plan: a Five-Year Strategic Plan for the Tribes of Idaho, Oregon and Washington 2009-2013

This document outlines a strategy to reduce suicide rates among American Indians & Alaska Natives living in the Pacific Northwest by increasing tribal capacity & improving collaboration. The primary goals of the plan are to: increase knowledge & awareness about suicide & in doing so take steps to address the stigma that exists in many […]

Oregon University Suicide Prevention Project: Annual Progress Report, Year 2

This report provides quantitative & qualitative findings from Year 2 of the Oregon University Suicide Prevention Project. The progress achieved towards meeting the four goals outlined in the original grant proposal is discussed. Results of the evaluation demonstrated that there was success in meeting most of the benchmarks established for the goals. The second part […]

Yamhill County Youth Suicide Prevention Evaluation Project: pre-Post Test Summary Evaluation of QPR

Oregon Older Adult Suicide Prevention Plan: a Call to Action

This plan identifies 3 primary strategies to prevent suicide in older adults in Oregon: clinically based suicide prevention; community based suicide prevention; & public health surveillance, program evaluation, & research. For each strategy, a list of objectives is included with a variety of action ideas for accomplishing these.

Nonfatal and Fatal Self-Harm Injuries Among Children Ages 10-14 Years – United States and Oregon, 2001-2003

Fatal and nonfatal injuries due to suicidal behavior among younger adolescents are of growing concern for many communities. We examined the incidence and patterns of these injuries among persons aged 10–14 years using three databases, two national and a third from Oregon. Suffocation and firearm gunshot were the leading external causes of suicide; poisoning and […]

Screening for Depression and Suicidality in a VA Primary Care Setting: 2 Items are Better Than 1 Item

Assisted Suicide Survives – Narrowly

Whose Life is it, Anyway? The Federal Government vs. the States of Oregon on the Legality of Physician-assisted Suicide


Competing Paradigms of Response to Assisted Suicide Requests in Oregon


A Matter of Life or Death

In Thought, Word, and Deed: Suicidal Behaviors of Adjudicated Youth

Community Mental Health and Family Issues in Sociohistorical Context: the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians

A review of the pertinent literature & interviews of key informants provided the basis for an exploration into the historical antecedents of some of the mental health & family issues of the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, & Siuslaw Indians of Oregon. Key historical events that have impacted this community include boarding schools, termination, […]

Natural Course of Adolescent Major Depressive Disorder in a Community Sample: Predictors of Recurrence in Young Adults

The primary purpose of this study was to identify factors related to the recurrence of major depressive disorder during young adulthood (19-23 years) in a community sample of formerly depressed adolescents. Suicide attempt was examined as a variable. (44 refs)

A Critical Analysis of Criticisms of the Oregon Death With Dignity act


Commentary: the Case Against Physician-Assisted Suicide: for the Right to End-of-life Care


Will Guidebook Assure Death With Dignity?


Oregon Suicide law in Limbo for now


Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia: Oregon Tries the Dutch way