PeerGalaxy Calendar

Welcome to PeerGalaxy Calendar featuring over 82,000 monthly offerings of FREE telephone- and online-accessible peer support, recovery support + wellness activities!

Over 30+ warmlines plus webinars, workshops, job postings, special events, consumer input opportunities and more.

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If you have an event to add, email us: webmail@peergalaxy.com

How Events are Sorted:

First, at the top of the list: Disaster Hotline & Oregon Safe + Strong Helpline.

Next in the list: Bundled “All Day” Events for organizations with events happening at multiple times throughout the day and/or in many formats or locations; these are bundled into a single listing to prevent endless scrolling.  Usually these offer a lookup by zip code or other criteria. 

Lastly, Time-Specific Events listed by start time from 12:01am early morning to 11:59pm late night.  Warmlines and places east of Oregon’s time zone tend to start earlier (e.g. 4am in Oregon is 7am in New York).

Dec
4
Sun
00 – Hotline – Nationwide Launch of 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline – 24/7 @ Call or Text 988
Dec 4 all-day

 

Oregon is ready for nationwide launch of 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

As of July 16, 2022 people in Oregon and nationwide will be able to call, text or chat 988, a new three-digit number, available 24/7, that will directly connect anyone experiencing a behavioral health crisis to compassionate care and support from trained crisis counselors. The 988 dialing-code connects callers to the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, a network of local crisis call-centers throughout the country. In Oregon, 988 call-centers are operated by Lines for Life statewide, and Northwest Human Services in Marion and Polk counties.

How Does 988 Work?

988 was established in July 2022 to improve access to crisis services in a way that meets our country’s growing suicide and mental health-related crisis care needs. 988 provides easier access to behavioral health crisis services, which are distinct from the public safety purposes of 911 (where the focus is on dispatching Emergency Medical Services, fire and police as needed).

911 continues to operate as it does across the state. For serious and life-threatening situations, 988 call centers work with local mental health providers to support appropriate interventions.

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and Oregon’s 988 call centers are collaborating with 911 Public Safety Answering Points to develop a roadmap on how 911 and 988 can coordinate with each other in the future.

988 crisis counselors are trained to use the least invasive interventions. Oftentimes, responding to a call, text or chat is all that is needed to help someone in crisis. In fact, more than 95 percent of current calls are resolved over the phone.

If a 988 call cannot be resolved over the phone, a mobile crisis team or first responder may be dispatched.

Other important facts to know:

  • 988 is available through every landline, cell phone and voice-over internet device in the United States, as well as text and chat.
  • The current technology for 988 routes callers by area code, not geolocation.
  • 988 is not currently available when phones are locked or do not have prepaid minutes.
  • The transition to 988 does not impact the availability of crisis services for veterans and military service members. They can call 988 and press 1 to connect with the Veterans Crisis Line.
  • For support in Spanish, callers can press 2 to connect with the Red Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio.

The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline has an infographic with more information on what happens when people call, text or chat.

Community partners interested in helping promote 988 can use posters, social media shareables and other materials about 988 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration at samhsa.gov/988. Learn more about 988 in Oregon on OHA’s 988 webpage. Read OHA’s press release about 988.

 

01 – Helpline – SSH – Safe + Strong Helpline for Behavioral, Mental and Emotional Health Support – Interpreters Available @ 1-800-923-4357 (HELP) – 24/7 Weekdays and Weekends @ Phone, Toll-Free
Dec 4 all-day
01 - Helpline - SSH - Safe + Strong Helpline for Behavioral, Mental and Emotional Health Support - Interpreters Available @ 1-800-923-4357 (HELP) - 24/7 Weekdays and Weekends @ Phone, Toll-Free

Safe & Strong Oregon Helpline

FREE, available 24/7 at 1-800-923-4357  

Language interpreters available

1-800-923-HELP (4357)

Excerpt(s) from L4L (Lines for Life) web page:

https://www.linesforlife.org/obhsl/#:~:text=1%2D800%2D923%2DHELP%20(4357)&text=Safe%20%2B%20Strong%20Helpline%2C%20in%20partnership,is%20struggling%20and%20seeking%20support

Help is free and available 24/7. Language interpreters are available.

Safe + Strong Helpline, in partnership with the Oregon Health Authority, is an emotional support and resource referral line that can assist anyone who is struggling and seeking support. Callers do not need to be in a crisis to contact this line.

Many of us are juggling concerns about wildfires and smoke, COVID-19, political unrest, financial instability, and more, in addition to the everyday things we personally struggle with.

Disasters can leave us feeling increased anxiety, worry, anger, or depression. In these challenging times, we provide emotional support, mental health triage, drug and alcohol counseling, or just connection with a person who cares.

If you or a loved one is feeling worried, upset, or overwhelmed, give us a call. Our call counselor will listen, assess your needs, and problem-solve with referral to community services and resources if needed.

Visit the Safe & Strong Oregon website for more resources and information at:

https://www.safestrongoregon.org/mental-emotional-health

04 – PRS – Peer Recovery Solutions – Peer Development Initiative 2022 – 2023 – Earn CEUs – Training Dates @ Online Via Goole Meet
Dec 4 all-day

 

FREE Peer and CRM CEU’s

Peer Recovery Solutions is excited to provide over 150 FREE continuing education units in 2022-23. Our goal is to help make the peer/recovery mentor field strong, healthy, and effective.

Below is a list of trainings you can take for FREE that will help build skills, meet the requirements of re-certification, and even achieve an CRM II (an advanced peer certification through the Mental Health and Addiction Certification Board of Oregon).

Learn more about CRM II status by visiting www.mhacbo.org and clicking certifications.

Participant Criteria and Directions

To receive credit you will need to be a peer/recovery mentor or someone who supervises/works with peers/recovery mentors. To receive credit you will need to attend the entire meeting and be visibly engaged.

To attend, you just need to click the links below. All trainings are hosted digitally on GoogleMeets.

Have questions? Email or call me: 5037340474 | tony@peerrecoverysolutions.org

August Training Dates

Motivational Interviewing, Supervisors 8/5/2022 1-5pm: Click HERE TO JOINGoes towards CRM II

Motivational Interviewing, Outreach and Engagement 8/12/2022 1-5pm: Click HERE TO JOINGoes towards CRM II

Peer Supervision 8/19/2022 1-5pm: Click HERE TO JOIN

Transition Age Youth Peer Best Practices 8/26/2022 1-5pm: Click HERE TO JOIN

September Training Dates

Recovery Capital 9/25/2022 1012pm: Click HERE TO JOIN

OctoberTraining Dates

Recovery Capital 10/6/2022 10-12pm: Click HERE TO JOIN

Recovery Capital 10/13/2022 10-12pm: Click HERE TO JOIN

LGBTQ+ Peer 10/28/2022 9-12pm: Click HERE TO JOIN

November Training Dates

Recovery Capital 11/10/2022 10-12pm: Click HERE TO JOIN

Peer Supervision Best Practices 11/16/2022 812pm: Click HERE TO JOIN

Recovery Capital 11/24/2022 10-12pm: Click HERE TO JOIN

December Training Dates

Recovery Capital 12/8/2022 10-12pm: Click HERE TO JOIN

Ethics 12/14/2022 8-12pm: Click HERE TO JOINGoes towards CRM II

Recovery Capital 12/22/2022 10-12pm: Click HERE TO JOIN

January Training Dates

Recovery Capital 1/5/2022 10-12pm: Click HERE TO JOIN

LGBTQ+ Peer 10/28/2022 9-12pm: Click HERE TO JOIN

Feburary Training Dates

Not yet posted…

March Training Dates

LGBTQ+ Peer 3/17/2022 9-12pm: Click HERE TO JOIN

April Training Dates

Not yet posted…

RTG – Recover Together with Google – Online Recovery Meetings Finder, Locator Map, Links and Resources – Weekdays & Weekends
Dec 4 all-day

 

 

Together we are stronger

Even when apart, our voices are united. The #RecoveryMovement celebrates the 23 million Americans recovering from addiction, and paves the way for the 20 million still struggling to seek treatment. Our voices matter.

For people seeking and/or in recovery

COVID-19 has changed the way we can gather and meet. Some support group meetings have changed to fully virtual, while other meetings are hybrids-a combination of digital and in-person participants who can all see and hear each other. Since requirements and practices vary by region, we’ve created a locator tool that you can use to find your nearest support group or recovery chapter (e.g. AA or NA). To use the tool, simply enter a zip code into the search bar and choose a support group (e.g. AA). Information for groups closest to that area will be displayed – if no local resources are available, the nearest available resources, e.g. state/national, will be shown instead.

Meeting Locator Map

This map contains links to external resources that are not operated or maintained by Google.

Use the following link to access the map and find meetings in your area.

https://recovertogether.withgoogle.com/ 

To report an inaccuracy or missing resource, email recover-together@google.com

Selected Recovery Group Links: 

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)   https://aa-intergroup.org/
Al-Anon Family Groups   https://al-anon.org/al-anon-meetings/electronic-meetings/
Cocaine Anonymous  https://ca.org/meetings/
Co-Dependents Anonymous   https://coda.org/find-a-meeting/online-meetings/
Crystal Meth Anonymous  https://www.crystalmeth.org/cma-meetings.html
Families Anonymous  https://www.familiesanonymous.org/meetings/virtual-meetings/
Heroin Anonymous  https://heroinanonymous.org/covid-19/
LifeRing Secular Recovery   https://www.lifering.org/online-meeting-schedule
Marijuana Anonymous  https://marijuana-anonymous.org/find-a-meeting/
Narcotics Anonymous (NA)  https://na.org/?ID=virtual_meetings
Parents of Addicted Loved Ones  https://meetings.palgroup.org/meetings
Partnership to End Addiction  https://drugfree.org/article/online-support-community-for-parents-caregivers/
Recovery Dharma   https://recoverydharma.online/
Refuge Recovery  https://refugerecovery.org/meetings?tsml-day=any&tsml-region=online-english
SMART Recovery  https://www.smartrecovery.org/community/
The Phoenix  https://thephoenix.org/find-a-class/
Wellbriety meetings  http://whitebison.org/wellbriety-online-meetings/
YPR Chapters’ All Recovery Meetings   http://youngpeopleinrecovery.org/virtual-event-schedule/Online Telehealth Drug Rehab Facilities  https://drugrehabus.org/rehabs/treatment/online-telehealth/

For additional listings, use the locator Map.

Looking for a different group?

Try the Online meetings list  to find virtual meeting options throughout the globe.

There are additional resources that you can connect with, including a Facebook group owned and moderated by the Voices Project. You are not alone.

Support resources for family and friends

Online meetings

Resources for supporting your loved ones

Voices for recovery

Many communities, one message

One in fourteen Americans is in recovery from addiction. A group ranging from a Google employee in California to a recovery community organizer in Baltimore, shared their stories of addiction, recovery, and community to help break the stigma and end the silence.

 

Dec
5
Mon
00 – Hotline – Nationwide Launch of 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline – 24/7 @ Call or Text 988
Dec 5 all-day

 

Oregon is ready for nationwide launch of 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

As of July 16, 2022 people in Oregon and nationwide will be able to call, text or chat 988, a new three-digit number, available 24/7, that will directly connect anyone experiencing a behavioral health crisis to compassionate care and support from trained crisis counselors. The 988 dialing-code connects callers to the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, a network of local crisis call-centers throughout the country. In Oregon, 988 call-centers are operated by Lines for Life statewide, and Northwest Human Services in Marion and Polk counties.

How Does 988 Work?

988 was established in July 2022 to improve access to crisis services in a way that meets our country’s growing suicide and mental health-related crisis care needs. 988 provides easier access to behavioral health crisis services, which are distinct from the public safety purposes of 911 (where the focus is on dispatching Emergency Medical Services, fire and police as needed).

911 continues to operate as it does across the state. For serious and life-threatening situations, 988 call centers work with local mental health providers to support appropriate interventions.

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and Oregon’s 988 call centers are collaborating with 911 Public Safety Answering Points to develop a roadmap on how 911 and 988 can coordinate with each other in the future.

988 crisis counselors are trained to use the least invasive interventions. Oftentimes, responding to a call, text or chat is all that is needed to help someone in crisis. In fact, more than 95 percent of current calls are resolved over the phone.

If a 988 call cannot be resolved over the phone, a mobile crisis team or first responder may be dispatched.

Other important facts to know:

  • 988 is available through every landline, cell phone and voice-over internet device in the United States, as well as text and chat.
  • The current technology for 988 routes callers by area code, not geolocation.
  • 988 is not currently available when phones are locked or do not have prepaid minutes.
  • The transition to 988 does not impact the availability of crisis services for veterans and military service members. They can call 988 and press 1 to connect with the Veterans Crisis Line.
  • For support in Spanish, callers can press 2 to connect with the Red Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio.

The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline has an infographic with more information on what happens when people call, text or chat.

Community partners interested in helping promote 988 can use posters, social media shareables and other materials about 988 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration at samhsa.gov/988. Learn more about 988 in Oregon on OHA’s 988 webpage. Read OHA’s press release about 988.

 

01 – Helpline – SSH – Safe + Strong Helpline for Behavioral, Mental and Emotional Health Support – Interpreters Available @ 1-800-923-4357 (HELP) – 24/7 Weekdays and Weekends @ Phone, Toll-Free
Dec 5 all-day
01 - Helpline - SSH - Safe + Strong Helpline for Behavioral, Mental and Emotional Health Support - Interpreters Available @ 1-800-923-4357 (HELP) - 24/7 Weekdays and Weekends @ Phone, Toll-Free

Safe & Strong Oregon Helpline

FREE, available 24/7 at 1-800-923-4357  

Language interpreters available

1-800-923-HELP (4357)

Excerpt(s) from L4L (Lines for Life) web page:

https://www.linesforlife.org/obhsl/#:~:text=1%2D800%2D923%2DHELP%20(4357)&text=Safe%20%2B%20Strong%20Helpline%2C%20in%20partnership,is%20struggling%20and%20seeking%20support

Help is free and available 24/7. Language interpreters are available.

Safe + Strong Helpline, in partnership with the Oregon Health Authority, is an emotional support and resource referral line that can assist anyone who is struggling and seeking support. Callers do not need to be in a crisis to contact this line.

Many of us are juggling concerns about wildfires and smoke, COVID-19, political unrest, financial instability, and more, in addition to the everyday things we personally struggle with.

Disasters can leave us feeling increased anxiety, worry, anger, or depression. In these challenging times, we provide emotional support, mental health triage, drug and alcohol counseling, or just connection with a person who cares.

If you or a loved one is feeling worried, upset, or overwhelmed, give us a call. Our call counselor will listen, assess your needs, and problem-solve with referral to community services and resources if needed.

Visit the Safe & Strong Oregon website for more resources and information at:

https://www.safestrongoregon.org/mental-emotional-health

01 – Support Line – L4L Racial Equity Support Line – BIPOC Lived Experience @ 1-503-575-3764 or Toll Free – Lines for Life – Weekdays – 8:30am to 5:00pm PST @ Phone
Dec 5 all-day
01 - Support Line - L4L Racial Equity Support Line - BIPOC Lived Experience @ 1-503-575-3764 or Toll Free - Lines for Life - Weekdays - 8:30am to 5:00pm PST @ Phone

 

Crisis / Support Line For Racial Equity Support

503-575-3764
Answered by BIPOC counselors 
M-F from 8:30 AM -5:00 PM PST

The Racial Equity Support Line is a service led and staffed by people with lived experience of racism. We offer support to those who are feeling the emotional impacts of racist violence and microaggressions, as well as the emotional impacts of immigration struggles and other cross-cultural issues.

Many of us experience racism every day.

Unfortunately, we live in a culture where racist acts happen often. From workplaces to housing to healthcare, we know that our communities aren’t getting the same kind of treatment as others.

Experiencing racism can harm our mental wellness.

Whether in small acts, or violent ones, racial bias can have serious emotional impacts. Racism changes how we see the world around us. It’s stressful to worry about how people see us as different or dangerous. It’s exhausting to notice the ways that people treat us as less-than, day in and day out. It’s heartbreaking to turn on the news and learn about more violence against people who look like us.

We get it. And we’re here to talk. To support. To connect.

The person who answers may be a stranger – but we understand what you’re going through. We’ll listen to your situation as you talk through your feelings, and we may offer resources based on what seems most helpful to you.

Call us today at 503-575-3764.

This line is available weekdays from 8:30am to 5pm, Pacific Standard Time.

If you have questions or want to reach the Director of Equity Initiatives, please email Donna Harrell at DonnaH@linesforlife.org.

Toll-Free Access

If you need toll-free access, call any line at Lines for Life and ask to be transferred to the Racial Equity Support Line during its operating hours.

For example, you can call the Suicide Prevention Crisis Line @ 1-877-273-8255 or the Safe+Strong Helpline @ 1-800-923-4457 and ask to be transferred to the Racial Equity Support Line between 8:30am and 5pm PST.

04 – PRS – Peer Recovery Solutions – Peer Development Initiative 2022 – 2023 – Earn CEUs – Training Dates @ Online Via Goole Meet
Dec 5 all-day

 

FREE Peer and CRM CEU’s

Peer Recovery Solutions is excited to provide over 150 FREE continuing education units in 2022-23. Our goal is to help make the peer/recovery mentor field strong, healthy, and effective.

Below is a list of trainings you can take for FREE that will help build skills, meet the requirements of re-certification, and even achieve an CRM II (an advanced peer certification through the Mental Health and Addiction Certification Board of Oregon).

Learn more about CRM II status by visiting www.mhacbo.org and clicking certifications.

Participant Criteria and Directions

To receive credit you will need to be a peer/recovery mentor or someone who supervises/works with peers/recovery mentors. To receive credit you will need to attend the entire meeting and be visibly engaged.

To attend, you just need to click the links below. All trainings are hosted digitally on GoogleMeets.

Have questions? Email or call me: 5037340474 | tony@peerrecoverysolutions.org

August Training Dates

Motivational Interviewing, Supervisors 8/5/2022 1-5pm: Click HERE TO JOINGoes towards CRM II

Motivational Interviewing, Outreach and Engagement 8/12/2022 1-5pm: Click HERE TO JOINGoes towards CRM II

Peer Supervision 8/19/2022 1-5pm: Click HERE TO JOIN

Transition Age Youth Peer Best Practices 8/26/2022 1-5pm: Click HERE TO JOIN

September Training Dates

Recovery Capital 9/25/2022 1012pm: Click HERE TO JOIN

OctoberTraining Dates

Recovery Capital 10/6/2022 10-12pm: Click HERE TO JOIN

Recovery Capital 10/13/2022 10-12pm: Click HERE TO JOIN

LGBTQ+ Peer 10/28/2022 9-12pm: Click HERE TO JOIN

November Training Dates

Recovery Capital 11/10/2022 10-12pm: Click HERE TO JOIN

Peer Supervision Best Practices 11/16/2022 812pm: Click HERE TO JOIN

Recovery Capital 11/24/2022 10-12pm: Click HERE TO JOIN

December Training Dates

Recovery Capital 12/8/2022 10-12pm: Click HERE TO JOIN

Ethics 12/14/2022 8-12pm: Click HERE TO JOINGoes towards CRM II

Recovery Capital 12/22/2022 10-12pm: Click HERE TO JOIN

January Training Dates

Recovery Capital 1/5/2022 10-12pm: Click HERE TO JOIN

LGBTQ+ Peer 10/28/2022 9-12pm: Click HERE TO JOIN

Feburary Training Dates

Not yet posted…

March Training Dates

LGBTQ+ Peer 3/17/2022 9-12pm: Click HERE TO JOIN

April Training Dates

Not yet posted…

RTG – Recover Together with Google – Online Recovery Meetings Finder, Locator Map, Links and Resources – Weekdays & Weekends
Dec 5 all-day

 

 

Together we are stronger

Even when apart, our voices are united. The #RecoveryMovement celebrates the 23 million Americans recovering from addiction, and paves the way for the 20 million still struggling to seek treatment. Our voices matter.

For people seeking and/or in recovery

COVID-19 has changed the way we can gather and meet. Some support group meetings have changed to fully virtual, while other meetings are hybrids-a combination of digital and in-person participants who can all see and hear each other. Since requirements and practices vary by region, we’ve created a locator tool that you can use to find your nearest support group or recovery chapter (e.g. AA or NA). To use the tool, simply enter a zip code into the search bar and choose a support group (e.g. AA). Information for groups closest to that area will be displayed – if no local resources are available, the nearest available resources, e.g. state/national, will be shown instead.

Meeting Locator Map

This map contains links to external resources that are not operated or maintained by Google.

Use the following link to access the map and find meetings in your area.

https://recovertogether.withgoogle.com/ 

To report an inaccuracy or missing resource, email recover-together@google.com

Selected Recovery Group Links: 

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)   https://aa-intergroup.org/
Al-Anon Family Groups   https://al-anon.org/al-anon-meetings/electronic-meetings/
Cocaine Anonymous  https://ca.org/meetings/
Co-Dependents Anonymous   https://coda.org/find-a-meeting/online-meetings/
Crystal Meth Anonymous  https://www.crystalmeth.org/cma-meetings.html
Families Anonymous  https://www.familiesanonymous.org/meetings/virtual-meetings/
Heroin Anonymous  https://heroinanonymous.org/covid-19/
LifeRing Secular Recovery   https://www.lifering.org/online-meeting-schedule
Marijuana Anonymous  https://marijuana-anonymous.org/find-a-meeting/
Narcotics Anonymous (NA)  https://na.org/?ID=virtual_meetings
Parents of Addicted Loved Ones  https://meetings.palgroup.org/meetings
Partnership to End Addiction  https://drugfree.org/article/online-support-community-for-parents-caregivers/
Recovery Dharma   https://recoverydharma.online/
Refuge Recovery  https://refugerecovery.org/meetings?tsml-day=any&tsml-region=online-english
SMART Recovery  https://www.smartrecovery.org/community/
The Phoenix  https://thephoenix.org/find-a-class/
Wellbriety meetings  http://whitebison.org/wellbriety-online-meetings/
YPR Chapters’ All Recovery Meetings   http://youngpeopleinrecovery.org/virtual-event-schedule/Online Telehealth Drug Rehab Facilities  https://drugrehabus.org/rehabs/treatment/online-telehealth/

For additional listings, use the locator Map.

Looking for a different group?

Try the Online meetings list  to find virtual meeting options throughout the globe.

There are additional resources that you can connect with, including a Facebook group owned and moderated by the Voices Project. You are not alone.

Support resources for family and friends

Online meetings

Resources for supporting your loved ones

Voices for recovery

Many communities, one message

One in fourteen Americans is in recovery from addiction. A group ranging from a Google employee in California to a recovery community organizer in Baltimore, shared their stories of addiction, recovery, and community to help break the stigma and end the silence.

 

Dec
6
Tue
00 – Hotline – Nationwide Launch of 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline – 24/7 @ Call or Text 988
Dec 6 all-day

 

Oregon is ready for nationwide launch of 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

As of July 16, 2022 people in Oregon and nationwide will be able to call, text or chat 988, a new three-digit number, available 24/7, that will directly connect anyone experiencing a behavioral health crisis to compassionate care and support from trained crisis counselors. The 988 dialing-code connects callers to the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, a network of local crisis call-centers throughout the country. In Oregon, 988 call-centers are operated by Lines for Life statewide, and Northwest Human Services in Marion and Polk counties.

How Does 988 Work?

988 was established in July 2022 to improve access to crisis services in a way that meets our country’s growing suicide and mental health-related crisis care needs. 988 provides easier access to behavioral health crisis services, which are distinct from the public safety purposes of 911 (where the focus is on dispatching Emergency Medical Services, fire and police as needed).

911 continues to operate as it does across the state. For serious and life-threatening situations, 988 call centers work with local mental health providers to support appropriate interventions.

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and Oregon’s 988 call centers are collaborating with 911 Public Safety Answering Points to develop a roadmap on how 911 and 988 can coordinate with each other in the future.

988 crisis counselors are trained to use the least invasive interventions. Oftentimes, responding to a call, text or chat is all that is needed to help someone in crisis. In fact, more than 95 percent of current calls are resolved over the phone.

If a 988 call cannot be resolved over the phone, a mobile crisis team or first responder may be dispatched.

Other important facts to know:

  • 988 is available through every landline, cell phone and voice-over internet device in the United States, as well as text and chat.
  • The current technology for 988 routes callers by area code, not geolocation.
  • 988 is not currently available when phones are locked or do not have prepaid minutes.
  • The transition to 988 does not impact the availability of crisis services for veterans and military service members. They can call 988 and press 1 to connect with the Veterans Crisis Line.
  • For support in Spanish, callers can press 2 to connect with the Red Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio.

The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline has an infographic with more information on what happens when people call, text or chat.

Community partners interested in helping promote 988 can use posters, social media shareables and other materials about 988 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration at samhsa.gov/988. Learn more about 988 in Oregon on OHA’s 988 webpage. Read OHA’s press release about 988.

 

01 – Helpline – SSH – Safe + Strong Helpline for Behavioral, Mental and Emotional Health Support – Interpreters Available @ 1-800-923-4357 (HELP) – 24/7 Weekdays and Weekends @ Phone, Toll-Free
Dec 6 all-day
01 - Helpline - SSH - Safe + Strong Helpline for Behavioral, Mental and Emotional Health Support - Interpreters Available @ 1-800-923-4357 (HELP) - 24/7 Weekdays and Weekends @ Phone, Toll-Free

Safe & Strong Oregon Helpline

FREE, available 24/7 at 1-800-923-4357  

Language interpreters available

1-800-923-HELP (4357)

Excerpt(s) from L4L (Lines for Life) web page:

https://www.linesforlife.org/obhsl/#:~:text=1%2D800%2D923%2DHELP%20(4357)&text=Safe%20%2B%20Strong%20Helpline%2C%20in%20partnership,is%20struggling%20and%20seeking%20support

Help is free and available 24/7. Language interpreters are available.

Safe + Strong Helpline, in partnership with the Oregon Health Authority, is an emotional support and resource referral line that can assist anyone who is struggling and seeking support. Callers do not need to be in a crisis to contact this line.

Many of us are juggling concerns about wildfires and smoke, COVID-19, political unrest, financial instability, and more, in addition to the everyday things we personally struggle with.

Disasters can leave us feeling increased anxiety, worry, anger, or depression. In these challenging times, we provide emotional support, mental health triage, drug and alcohol counseling, or just connection with a person who cares.

If you or a loved one is feeling worried, upset, or overwhelmed, give us a call. Our call counselor will listen, assess your needs, and problem-solve with referral to community services and resources if needed.

Visit the Safe & Strong Oregon website for more resources and information at:

https://www.safestrongoregon.org/mental-emotional-health

01 – Support Line – L4L Racial Equity Support Line – BIPOC Lived Experience @ 1-503-575-3764 or Toll Free – Lines for Life – Weekdays – 8:30am to 5:00pm PST @ Phone
Dec 6 all-day
01 - Support Line - L4L Racial Equity Support Line - BIPOC Lived Experience @ 1-503-575-3764 or Toll Free - Lines for Life - Weekdays - 8:30am to 5:00pm PST @ Phone

 

Crisis / Support Line For Racial Equity Support

503-575-3764
Answered by BIPOC counselors 
M-F from 8:30 AM -5:00 PM PST

The Racial Equity Support Line is a service led and staffed by people with lived experience of racism. We offer support to those who are feeling the emotional impacts of racist violence and microaggressions, as well as the emotional impacts of immigration struggles and other cross-cultural issues.

Many of us experience racism every day.

Unfortunately, we live in a culture where racist acts happen often. From workplaces to housing to healthcare, we know that our communities aren’t getting the same kind of treatment as others.

Experiencing racism can harm our mental wellness.

Whether in small acts, or violent ones, racial bias can have serious emotional impacts. Racism changes how we see the world around us. It’s stressful to worry about how people see us as different or dangerous. It’s exhausting to notice the ways that people treat us as less-than, day in and day out. It’s heartbreaking to turn on the news and learn about more violence against people who look like us.

We get it. And we’re here to talk. To support. To connect.

The person who answers may be a stranger – but we understand what you’re going through. We’ll listen to your situation as you talk through your feelings, and we may offer resources based on what seems most helpful to you.

Call us today at 503-575-3764.

This line is available weekdays from 8:30am to 5pm, Pacific Standard Time.

If you have questions or want to reach the Director of Equity Initiatives, please email Donna Harrell at DonnaH@linesforlife.org.

Toll-Free Access

If you need toll-free access, call any line at Lines for Life and ask to be transferred to the Racial Equity Support Line during its operating hours.

For example, you can call the Suicide Prevention Crisis Line @ 1-877-273-8255 or the Safe+Strong Helpline @ 1-800-923-4457 and ask to be transferred to the Racial Equity Support Line between 8:30am and 5pm PST.

04 – PRS – Peer Recovery Solutions – Peer Development Initiative 2022 – 2023 – Earn CEUs – Training Dates @ Online Via Goole Meet
Dec 6 all-day

 

FREE Peer and CRM CEU’s

Peer Recovery Solutions is excited to provide over 150 FREE continuing education units in 2022-23. Our goal is to help make the peer/recovery mentor field strong, healthy, and effective.

Below is a list of trainings you can take for FREE that will help build skills, meet the requirements of re-certification, and even achieve an CRM II (an advanced peer certification through the Mental Health and Addiction Certification Board of Oregon).

Learn more about CRM II status by visiting www.mhacbo.org and clicking certifications.

Participant Criteria and Directions

To receive credit you will need to be a peer/recovery mentor or someone who supervises/works with peers/recovery mentors. To receive credit you will need to attend the entire meeting and be visibly engaged.

To attend, you just need to click the links below. All trainings are hosted digitally on GoogleMeets.

Have questions? Email or call me: 5037340474 | tony@peerrecoverysolutions.org

August Training Dates

Motivational Interviewing, Supervisors 8/5/2022 1-5pm: Click HERE TO JOINGoes towards CRM II

Motivational Interviewing, Outreach and Engagement 8/12/2022 1-5pm: Click HERE TO JOINGoes towards CRM II

Peer Supervision 8/19/2022 1-5pm: Click HERE TO JOIN

Transition Age Youth Peer Best Practices 8/26/2022 1-5pm: Click HERE TO JOIN

September Training Dates

Recovery Capital 9/25/2022 1012pm: Click HERE TO JOIN

OctoberTraining Dates

Recovery Capital 10/6/2022 10-12pm: Click HERE TO JOIN

Recovery Capital 10/13/2022 10-12pm: Click HERE TO JOIN

LGBTQ+ Peer 10/28/2022 9-12pm: Click HERE TO JOIN

November Training Dates

Recovery Capital 11/10/2022 10-12pm: Click HERE TO JOIN

Peer Supervision Best Practices 11/16/2022 812pm: Click HERE TO JOIN

Recovery Capital 11/24/2022 10-12pm: Click HERE TO JOIN

December Training Dates

Recovery Capital 12/8/2022 10-12pm: Click HERE TO JOIN

Ethics 12/14/2022 8-12pm: Click HERE TO JOINGoes towards CRM II

Recovery Capital 12/22/2022 10-12pm: Click HERE TO JOIN

January Training Dates

Recovery Capital 1/5/2022 10-12pm: Click HERE TO JOIN

LGBTQ+ Peer 10/28/2022 9-12pm: Click HERE TO JOIN

Feburary Training Dates

Not yet posted…

March Training Dates

LGBTQ+ Peer 3/17/2022 9-12pm: Click HERE TO JOIN

April Training Dates

Not yet posted…

RTG – Recover Together with Google – Online Recovery Meetings Finder, Locator Map, Links and Resources – Weekdays & Weekends
Dec 6 all-day

 

 

Together we are stronger

Even when apart, our voices are united. The #RecoveryMovement celebrates the 23 million Americans recovering from addiction, and paves the way for the 20 million still struggling to seek treatment. Our voices matter.

For people seeking and/or in recovery

COVID-19 has changed the way we can gather and meet. Some support group meetings have changed to fully virtual, while other meetings are hybrids-a combination of digital and in-person participants who can all see and hear each other. Since requirements and practices vary by region, we’ve created a locator tool that you can use to find your nearest support group or recovery chapter (e.g. AA or NA). To use the tool, simply enter a zip code into the search bar and choose a support group (e.g. AA). Information for groups closest to that area will be displayed – if no local resources are available, the nearest available resources, e.g. state/national, will be shown instead.

Meeting Locator Map

This map contains links to external resources that are not operated or maintained by Google.

Use the following link to access the map and find meetings in your area.

https://recovertogether.withgoogle.com/ 

To report an inaccuracy or missing resource, email recover-together@google.com

Selected Recovery Group Links: 

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)   https://aa-intergroup.org/
Al-Anon Family Groups   https://al-anon.org/al-anon-meetings/electronic-meetings/
Cocaine Anonymous  https://ca.org/meetings/
Co-Dependents Anonymous   https://coda.org/find-a-meeting/online-meetings/
Crystal Meth Anonymous  https://www.crystalmeth.org/cma-meetings.html
Families Anonymous  https://www.familiesanonymous.org/meetings/virtual-meetings/
Heroin Anonymous  https://heroinanonymous.org/covid-19/
LifeRing Secular Recovery   https://www.lifering.org/online-meeting-schedule
Marijuana Anonymous  https://marijuana-anonymous.org/find-a-meeting/
Narcotics Anonymous (NA)  https://na.org/?ID=virtual_meetings
Parents of Addicted Loved Ones  https://meetings.palgroup.org/meetings
Partnership to End Addiction  https://drugfree.org/article/online-support-community-for-parents-caregivers/
Recovery Dharma   https://recoverydharma.online/
Refuge Recovery  https://refugerecovery.org/meetings?tsml-day=any&tsml-region=online-english
SMART Recovery  https://www.smartrecovery.org/community/
The Phoenix  https://thephoenix.org/find-a-class/
Wellbriety meetings  http://whitebison.org/wellbriety-online-meetings/
YPR Chapters’ All Recovery Meetings   http://youngpeopleinrecovery.org/virtual-event-schedule/Online Telehealth Drug Rehab Facilities  https://drugrehabus.org/rehabs/treatment/online-telehealth/

For additional listings, use the locator Map.

Looking for a different group?

Try the Online meetings list  to find virtual meeting options throughout the globe.

There are additional resources that you can connect with, including a Facebook group owned and moderated by the Voices Project. You are not alone.

Support resources for family and friends

Online meetings

Resources for supporting your loved ones

Voices for recovery

Many communities, one message

One in fourteen Americans is in recovery from addiction. A group ranging from a Google employee in California to a recovery community organizer in Baltimore, shared their stories of addiction, recovery, and community to help break the stigma and end the silence.

 

07 Consumer Input – OFSN – Oregon Family Support Network – System of Care Learning Collaborative – Tuesdays @ Online Via ZOOM
Dec 6 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

 

System of Care Learning Collaborative

Every second Tuesday of the month, from 3 to 4:30 p.m., Oregon Family Support Network, Youth ERA and OHA facilitate a conversation for people involved with System of Care work.

Conversation topics include how to develop skills that center youth and families, how to be culturally and linguistically responsive, and how to ensure services and supports are community-based. Bring your questions and a desire to learn and unlearn!

Contact Nat Jacobs at nat.jacobs@dhsoha.state.or.us for more details.

Dec
7
Wed
00 – Hotline – Nationwide Launch of 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline – 24/7 @ Call or Text 988
Dec 7 all-day

 

Oregon is ready for nationwide launch of 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

As of July 16, 2022 people in Oregon and nationwide will be able to call, text or chat 988, a new three-digit number, available 24/7, that will directly connect anyone experiencing a behavioral health crisis to compassionate care and support from trained crisis counselors. The 988 dialing-code connects callers to the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, a network of local crisis call-centers throughout the country. In Oregon, 988 call-centers are operated by Lines for Life statewide, and Northwest Human Services in Marion and Polk counties.

How Does 988 Work?

988 was established in July 2022 to improve access to crisis services in a way that meets our country’s growing suicide and mental health-related crisis care needs. 988 provides easier access to behavioral health crisis services, which are distinct from the public safety purposes of 911 (where the focus is on dispatching Emergency Medical Services, fire and police as needed).

911 continues to operate as it does across the state. For serious and life-threatening situations, 988 call centers work with local mental health providers to support appropriate interventions.

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and Oregon’s 988 call centers are collaborating with 911 Public Safety Answering Points to develop a roadmap on how 911 and 988 can coordinate with each other in the future.

988 crisis counselors are trained to use the least invasive interventions. Oftentimes, responding to a call, text or chat is all that is needed to help someone in crisis. In fact, more than 95 percent of current calls are resolved over the phone.

If a 988 call cannot be resolved over the phone, a mobile crisis team or first responder may be dispatched.

Other important facts to know:

  • 988 is available through every landline, cell phone and voice-over internet device in the United States, as well as text and chat.
  • The current technology for 988 routes callers by area code, not geolocation.
  • 988 is not currently available when phones are locked or do not have prepaid minutes.
  • The transition to 988 does not impact the availability of crisis services for veterans and military service members. They can call 988 and press 1 to connect with the Veterans Crisis Line.
  • For support in Spanish, callers can press 2 to connect with the Red Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio.

The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline has an infographic with more information on what happens when people call, text or chat.

Community partners interested in helping promote 988 can use posters, social media shareables and other materials about 988 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration at samhsa.gov/988. Learn more about 988 in Oregon on OHA’s 988 webpage. Read OHA’s press release about 988.

 

01 – Helpline – SSH – Safe + Strong Helpline for Behavioral, Mental and Emotional Health Support – Interpreters Available @ 1-800-923-4357 (HELP) – 24/7 Weekdays and Weekends @ Phone, Toll-Free
Dec 7 all-day
01 - Helpline - SSH - Safe + Strong Helpline for Behavioral, Mental and Emotional Health Support - Interpreters Available @ 1-800-923-4357 (HELP) - 24/7 Weekdays and Weekends @ Phone, Toll-Free

Safe & Strong Oregon Helpline

FREE, available 24/7 at 1-800-923-4357  

Language interpreters available

1-800-923-HELP (4357)

Excerpt(s) from L4L (Lines for Life) web page:

https://www.linesforlife.org/obhsl/#:~:text=1%2D800%2D923%2DHELP%20(4357)&text=Safe%20%2B%20Strong%20Helpline%2C%20in%20partnership,is%20struggling%20and%20seeking%20support

Help is free and available 24/7. Language interpreters are available.

Safe + Strong Helpline, in partnership with the Oregon Health Authority, is an emotional support and resource referral line that can assist anyone who is struggling and seeking support. Callers do not need to be in a crisis to contact this line.

Many of us are juggling concerns about wildfires and smoke, COVID-19, political unrest, financial instability, and more, in addition to the everyday things we personally struggle with.

Disasters can leave us feeling increased anxiety, worry, anger, or depression. In these challenging times, we provide emotional support, mental health triage, drug and alcohol counseling, or just connection with a person who cares.

If you or a loved one is feeling worried, upset, or overwhelmed, give us a call. Our call counselor will listen, assess your needs, and problem-solve with referral to community services and resources if needed.

Visit the Safe & Strong Oregon website for more resources and information at:

https://www.safestrongoregon.org/mental-emotional-health

01 – Support Line – L4L Racial Equity Support Line – BIPOC Lived Experience @ 1-503-575-3764 or Toll Free – Lines for Life – Weekdays – 8:30am to 5:00pm PST @ Phone
Dec 7 all-day
01 - Support Line - L4L Racial Equity Support Line - BIPOC Lived Experience @ 1-503-575-3764 or Toll Free - Lines for Life - Weekdays - 8:30am to 5:00pm PST @ Phone

 

Crisis / Support Line For Racial Equity Support

503-575-3764
Answered by BIPOC counselors 
M-F from 8:30 AM -5:00 PM PST

The Racial Equity Support Line is a service led and staffed by people with lived experience of racism. We offer support to those who are feeling the emotional impacts of racist violence and microaggressions, as well as the emotional impacts of immigration struggles and other cross-cultural issues.

Many of us experience racism every day.

Unfortunately, we live in a culture where racist acts happen often. From workplaces to housing to healthcare, we know that our communities aren’t getting the same kind of treatment as others.

Experiencing racism can harm our mental wellness.

Whether in small acts, or violent ones, racial bias can have serious emotional impacts. Racism changes how we see the world around us. It’s stressful to worry about how people see us as different or dangerous. It’s exhausting to notice the ways that people treat us as less-than, day in and day out. It’s heartbreaking to turn on the news and learn about more violence against people who look like us.

We get it. And we’re here to talk. To support. To connect.

The person who answers may be a stranger – but we understand what you’re going through. We’ll listen to your situation as you talk through your feelings, and we may offer resources based on what seems most helpful to you.

Call us today at 503-575-3764.

This line is available weekdays from 8:30am to 5pm, Pacific Standard Time.

If you have questions or want to reach the Director of Equity Initiatives, please email Donna Harrell at DonnaH@linesforlife.org.

Toll-Free Access

If you need toll-free access, call any line at Lines for Life and ask to be transferred to the Racial Equity Support Line during its operating hours.

For example, you can call the Suicide Prevention Crisis Line @ 1-877-273-8255 or the Safe+Strong Helpline @ 1-800-923-4457 and ask to be transferred to the Racial Equity Support Line between 8:30am and 5pm PST.

04 – PRS – Peer Recovery Solutions – Peer Development Initiative 2022 – 2023 – Earn CEUs – Training Dates @ Online Via Goole Meet
Dec 7 all-day

 

FREE Peer and CRM CEU’s

Peer Recovery Solutions is excited to provide over 150 FREE continuing education units in 2022-23. Our goal is to help make the peer/recovery mentor field strong, healthy, and effective.

Below is a list of trainings you can take for FREE that will help build skills, meet the requirements of re-certification, and even achieve an CRM II (an advanced peer certification through the Mental Health and Addiction Certification Board of Oregon).

Learn more about CRM II status by visiting www.mhacbo.org and clicking certifications.

Participant Criteria and Directions

To receive credit you will need to be a peer/recovery mentor or someone who supervises/works with peers/recovery mentors. To receive credit you will need to attend the entire meeting and be visibly engaged.

To attend, you just need to click the links below. All trainings are hosted digitally on GoogleMeets.

Have questions? Email or call me: 5037340474 | tony@peerrecoverysolutions.org

August Training Dates

Motivational Interviewing, Supervisors 8/5/2022 1-5pm: Click HERE TO JOINGoes towards CRM II

Motivational Interviewing, Outreach and Engagement 8/12/2022 1-5pm: Click HERE TO JOINGoes towards CRM II

Peer Supervision 8/19/2022 1-5pm: Click HERE TO JOIN

Transition Age Youth Peer Best Practices 8/26/2022 1-5pm: Click HERE TO JOIN

September Training Dates

Recovery Capital 9/25/2022 1012pm: Click HERE TO JOIN

OctoberTraining Dates

Recovery Capital 10/6/2022 10-12pm: Click HERE TO JOIN

Recovery Capital 10/13/2022 10-12pm: Click HERE TO JOIN

LGBTQ+ Peer 10/28/2022 9-12pm: Click HERE TO JOIN

November Training Dates

Recovery Capital 11/10/2022 10-12pm: Click HERE TO JOIN

Peer Supervision Best Practices 11/16/2022 812pm: Click HERE TO JOIN

Recovery Capital 11/24/2022 10-12pm: Click HERE TO JOIN

December Training Dates

Recovery Capital 12/8/2022 10-12pm: Click HERE TO JOIN

Ethics 12/14/2022 8-12pm: Click HERE TO JOINGoes towards CRM II

Recovery Capital 12/22/2022 10-12pm: Click HERE TO JOIN

January Training Dates

Recovery Capital 1/5/2022 10-12pm: Click HERE TO JOIN

LGBTQ+ Peer 10/28/2022 9-12pm: Click HERE TO JOIN

Feburary Training Dates

Not yet posted…

March Training Dates

LGBTQ+ Peer 3/17/2022 9-12pm: Click HERE TO JOIN

April Training Dates

Not yet posted…

RTG – Recover Together with Google – Online Recovery Meetings Finder, Locator Map, Links and Resources – Weekdays & Weekends
Dec 7 all-day

 

 

Together we are stronger

Even when apart, our voices are united. The #RecoveryMovement celebrates the 23 million Americans recovering from addiction, and paves the way for the 20 million still struggling to seek treatment. Our voices matter.

For people seeking and/or in recovery

COVID-19 has changed the way we can gather and meet. Some support group meetings have changed to fully virtual, while other meetings are hybrids-a combination of digital and in-person participants who can all see and hear each other. Since requirements and practices vary by region, we’ve created a locator tool that you can use to find your nearest support group or recovery chapter (e.g. AA or NA). To use the tool, simply enter a zip code into the search bar and choose a support group (e.g. AA). Information for groups closest to that area will be displayed – if no local resources are available, the nearest available resources, e.g. state/national, will be shown instead.

Meeting Locator Map

This map contains links to external resources that are not operated or maintained by Google.

Use the following link to access the map and find meetings in your area.

https://recovertogether.withgoogle.com/ 

To report an inaccuracy or missing resource, email recover-together@google.com

Selected Recovery Group Links: 

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)   https://aa-intergroup.org/
Al-Anon Family Groups   https://al-anon.org/al-anon-meetings/electronic-meetings/
Cocaine Anonymous  https://ca.org/meetings/
Co-Dependents Anonymous   https://coda.org/find-a-meeting/online-meetings/
Crystal Meth Anonymous  https://www.crystalmeth.org/cma-meetings.html
Families Anonymous  https://www.familiesanonymous.org/meetings/virtual-meetings/
Heroin Anonymous  https://heroinanonymous.org/covid-19/
LifeRing Secular Recovery   https://www.lifering.org/online-meeting-schedule
Marijuana Anonymous  https://marijuana-anonymous.org/find-a-meeting/
Narcotics Anonymous (NA)  https://na.org/?ID=virtual_meetings
Parents of Addicted Loved Ones  https://meetings.palgroup.org/meetings
Partnership to End Addiction  https://drugfree.org/article/online-support-community-for-parents-caregivers/
Recovery Dharma   https://recoverydharma.online/
Refuge Recovery  https://refugerecovery.org/meetings?tsml-day=any&tsml-region=online-english
SMART Recovery  https://www.smartrecovery.org/community/
The Phoenix  https://thephoenix.org/find-a-class/
Wellbriety meetings  http://whitebison.org/wellbriety-online-meetings/
YPR Chapters’ All Recovery Meetings   http://youngpeopleinrecovery.org/virtual-event-schedule/Online Telehealth Drug Rehab Facilities  https://drugrehabus.org/rehabs/treatment/online-telehealth/

For additional listings, use the locator Map.

Looking for a different group?

Try the Online meetings list  to find virtual meeting options throughout the globe.

There are additional resources that you can connect with, including a Facebook group owned and moderated by the Voices Project. You are not alone.

Support resources for family and friends

Online meetings

Resources for supporting your loved ones

Voices for recovery

Many communities, one message

One in fourteen Americans is in recovery from addiction. A group ranging from a Google employee in California to a recovery community organizer in Baltimore, shared their stories of addiction, recovery, and community to help break the stigma and end the silence.

 

Dec
8
Thu
00 – Hotline – Nationwide Launch of 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline – 24/7 @ Call or Text 988
Dec 8 all-day

 

Oregon is ready for nationwide launch of 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

As of July 16, 2022 people in Oregon and nationwide will be able to call, text or chat 988, a new three-digit number, available 24/7, that will directly connect anyone experiencing a behavioral health crisis to compassionate care and support from trained crisis counselors. The 988 dialing-code connects callers to the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, a network of local crisis call-centers throughout the country. In Oregon, 988 call-centers are operated by Lines for Life statewide, and Northwest Human Services in Marion and Polk counties.

How Does 988 Work?

988 was established in July 2022 to improve access to crisis services in a way that meets our country’s growing suicide and mental health-related crisis care needs. 988 provides easier access to behavioral health crisis services, which are distinct from the public safety purposes of 911 (where the focus is on dispatching Emergency Medical Services, fire and police as needed).

911 continues to operate as it does across the state. For serious and life-threatening situations, 988 call centers work with local mental health providers to support appropriate interventions.

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and Oregon’s 988 call centers are collaborating with 911 Public Safety Answering Points to develop a roadmap on how 911 and 988 can coordinate with each other in the future.

988 crisis counselors are trained to use the least invasive interventions. Oftentimes, responding to a call, text or chat is all that is needed to help someone in crisis. In fact, more than 95 percent of current calls are resolved over the phone.

If a 988 call cannot be resolved over the phone, a mobile crisis team or first responder may be dispatched.

Other important facts to know:

  • 988 is available through every landline, cell phone and voice-over internet device in the United States, as well as text and chat.
  • The current technology for 988 routes callers by area code, not geolocation.
  • 988 is not currently available when phones are locked or do not have prepaid minutes.
  • The transition to 988 does not impact the availability of crisis services for veterans and military service members. They can call 988 and press 1 to connect with the Veterans Crisis Line.
  • For support in Spanish, callers can press 2 to connect with the Red Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio.

The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline has an infographic with more information on what happens when people call, text or chat.

Community partners interested in helping promote 988 can use posters, social media shareables and other materials about 988 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration at samhsa.gov/988. Learn more about 988 in Oregon on OHA’s 988 webpage. Read OHA’s press release about 988.

 

01 – Helpline – SSH – Safe + Strong Helpline for Behavioral, Mental and Emotional Health Support – Interpreters Available @ 1-800-923-4357 (HELP) – 24/7 Weekdays and Weekends @ Phone, Toll-Free
Dec 8 all-day
01 - Helpline - SSH - Safe + Strong Helpline for Behavioral, Mental and Emotional Health Support - Interpreters Available @ 1-800-923-4357 (HELP) - 24/7 Weekdays and Weekends @ Phone, Toll-Free

Safe & Strong Oregon Helpline

FREE, available 24/7 at 1-800-923-4357  

Language interpreters available

1-800-923-HELP (4357)

Excerpt(s) from L4L (Lines for Life) web page:

https://www.linesforlife.org/obhsl/#:~:text=1%2D800%2D923%2DHELP%20(4357)&text=Safe%20%2B%20Strong%20Helpline%2C%20in%20partnership,is%20struggling%20and%20seeking%20support

Help is free and available 24/7. Language interpreters are available.

Safe + Strong Helpline, in partnership with the Oregon Health Authority, is an emotional support and resource referral line that can assist anyone who is struggling and seeking support. Callers do not need to be in a crisis to contact this line.

Many of us are juggling concerns about wildfires and smoke, COVID-19, political unrest, financial instability, and more, in addition to the everyday things we personally struggle with.

Disasters can leave us feeling increased anxiety, worry, anger, or depression. In these challenging times, we provide emotional support, mental health triage, drug and alcohol counseling, or just connection with a person who cares.

If you or a loved one is feeling worried, upset, or overwhelmed, give us a call. Our call counselor will listen, assess your needs, and problem-solve with referral to community services and resources if needed.

Visit the Safe & Strong Oregon website for more resources and information at:

https://www.safestrongoregon.org/mental-emotional-health

01 – Support Line – L4L Racial Equity Support Line – BIPOC Lived Experience @ 1-503-575-3764 or Toll Free – Lines for Life – Weekdays – 8:30am to 5:00pm PST @ Phone
Dec 8 all-day
01 - Support Line - L4L Racial Equity Support Line - BIPOC Lived Experience @ 1-503-575-3764 or Toll Free - Lines for Life - Weekdays - 8:30am to 5:00pm PST @ Phone

 

Crisis / Support Line For Racial Equity Support

503-575-3764
Answered by BIPOC counselors 
M-F from 8:30 AM -5:00 PM PST

The Racial Equity Support Line is a service led and staffed by people with lived experience of racism. We offer support to those who are feeling the emotional impacts of racist violence and microaggressions, as well as the emotional impacts of immigration struggles and other cross-cultural issues.

Many of us experience racism every day.

Unfortunately, we live in a culture where racist acts happen often. From workplaces to housing to healthcare, we know that our communities aren’t getting the same kind of treatment as others.

Experiencing racism can harm our mental wellness.

Whether in small acts, or violent ones, racial bias can have serious emotional impacts. Racism changes how we see the world around us. It’s stressful to worry about how people see us as different or dangerous. It’s exhausting to notice the ways that people treat us as less-than, day in and day out. It’s heartbreaking to turn on the news and learn about more violence against people who look like us.

We get it. And we’re here to talk. To support. To connect.

The person who answers may be a stranger – but we understand what you’re going through. We’ll listen to your situation as you talk through your feelings, and we may offer resources based on what seems most helpful to you.

Call us today at 503-575-3764.

This line is available weekdays from 8:30am to 5pm, Pacific Standard Time.

If you have questions or want to reach the Director of Equity Initiatives, please email Donna Harrell at DonnaH@linesforlife.org.

Toll-Free Access

If you need toll-free access, call any line at Lines for Life and ask to be transferred to the Racial Equity Support Line during its operating hours.

For example, you can call the Suicide Prevention Crisis Line @ 1-877-273-8255 or the Safe+Strong Helpline @ 1-800-923-4457 and ask to be transferred to the Racial Equity Support Line between 8:30am and 5pm PST.

04 – PRS – Peer Recovery Solutions – Peer Development Initiative 2022 – 2023 – Earn CEUs – Training Dates @ Online Via Goole Meet
Dec 8 all-day

 

FREE Peer and CRM CEU’s

Peer Recovery Solutions is excited to provide over 150 FREE continuing education units in 2022-23. Our goal is to help make the peer/recovery mentor field strong, healthy, and effective.

Below is a list of trainings you can take for FREE that will help build skills, meet the requirements of re-certification, and even achieve an CRM II (an advanced peer certification through the Mental Health and Addiction Certification Board of Oregon).

Learn more about CRM II status by visiting www.mhacbo.org and clicking certifications.

Participant Criteria and Directions

To receive credit you will need to be a peer/recovery mentor or someone who supervises/works with peers/recovery mentors. To receive credit you will need to attend the entire meeting and be visibly engaged.

To attend, you just need to click the links below. All trainings are hosted digitally on GoogleMeets.

Have questions? Email or call me: 5037340474 | tony@peerrecoverysolutions.org

August Training Dates

Motivational Interviewing, Supervisors 8/5/2022 1-5pm: Click HERE TO JOINGoes towards CRM II

Motivational Interviewing, Outreach and Engagement 8/12/2022 1-5pm: Click HERE TO JOINGoes towards CRM II

Peer Supervision 8/19/2022 1-5pm: Click HERE TO JOIN

Transition Age Youth Peer Best Practices 8/26/2022 1-5pm: Click HERE TO JOIN

September Training Dates

Recovery Capital 9/25/2022 1012pm: Click HERE TO JOIN

OctoberTraining Dates

Recovery Capital 10/6/2022 10-12pm: Click HERE TO JOIN

Recovery Capital 10/13/2022 10-12pm: Click HERE TO JOIN

LGBTQ+ Peer 10/28/2022 9-12pm: Click HERE TO JOIN

November Training Dates

Recovery Capital 11/10/2022 10-12pm: Click HERE TO JOIN

Peer Supervision Best Practices 11/16/2022 812pm: Click HERE TO JOIN

Recovery Capital 11/24/2022 10-12pm: Click HERE TO JOIN

December Training Dates

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RTG – Recover Together with Google – Online Recovery Meetings Finder, Locator Map, Links and Resources – Weekdays & Weekends
Dec 8 all-day

 

 

Together we are stronger

Even when apart, our voices are united. The #RecoveryMovement celebrates the 23 million Americans recovering from addiction, and paves the way for the 20 million still struggling to seek treatment. Our voices matter.

For people seeking and/or in recovery

COVID-19 has changed the way we can gather and meet. Some support group meetings have changed to fully virtual, while other meetings are hybrids-a combination of digital and in-person participants who can all see and hear each other. Since requirements and practices vary by region, we’ve created a locator tool that you can use to find your nearest support group or recovery chapter (e.g. AA or NA). To use the tool, simply enter a zip code into the search bar and choose a support group (e.g. AA). Information for groups closest to that area will be displayed – if no local resources are available, the nearest available resources, e.g. state/national, will be shown instead.

Meeting Locator Map

This map contains links to external resources that are not operated or maintained by Google.

Use the following link to access the map and find meetings in your area.

https://recovertogether.withgoogle.com/ 

To report an inaccuracy or missing resource, email recover-together@google.com

Selected Recovery Group Links: 

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)   https://aa-intergroup.org/
Al-Anon Family Groups   https://al-anon.org/al-anon-meetings/electronic-meetings/
Cocaine Anonymous  https://ca.org/meetings/
Co-Dependents Anonymous   https://coda.org/find-a-meeting/online-meetings/
Crystal Meth Anonymous  https://www.crystalmeth.org/cma-meetings.html
Families Anonymous  https://www.familiesanonymous.org/meetings/virtual-meetings/
Heroin Anonymous  https://heroinanonymous.org/covid-19/
LifeRing Secular Recovery   https://www.lifering.org/online-meeting-schedule
Marijuana Anonymous  https://marijuana-anonymous.org/find-a-meeting/
Narcotics Anonymous (NA)  https://na.org/?ID=virtual_meetings
Parents of Addicted Loved Ones  https://meetings.palgroup.org/meetings
Partnership to End Addiction  https://drugfree.org/article/online-support-community-for-parents-caregivers/
Recovery Dharma   https://recoverydharma.online/
Refuge Recovery  https://refugerecovery.org/meetings?tsml-day=any&tsml-region=online-english
SMART Recovery  https://www.smartrecovery.org/community/
The Phoenix  https://thephoenix.org/find-a-class/
Wellbriety meetings  http://whitebison.org/wellbriety-online-meetings/
YPR Chapters’ All Recovery Meetings   http://youngpeopleinrecovery.org/virtual-event-schedule/Online Telehealth Drug Rehab Facilities  https://drugrehabus.org/rehabs/treatment/online-telehealth/

For additional listings, use the locator Map.

Looking for a different group?

Try the Online meetings list  to find virtual meeting options throughout the globe.

There are additional resources that you can connect with, including a Facebook group owned and moderated by the Voices Project. You are not alone.

Support resources for family and friends

Online meetings

Resources for supporting your loved ones

Voices for recovery

Many communities, one message

One in fourteen Americans is in recovery from addiction. A group ranging from a Google employee in California to a recovery community organizer in Baltimore, shared their stories of addiction, recovery, and community to help break the stigma and end the silence.