Following recent suicides by youths and young adults in Benton County, the Corvallis School District and other public entities are working together to offer counseling during spring break to students and parents affected by recent tragedies.
In a press release the district said time away from school could give young people more time to think about the potentially higher number of students lost to suicide this year. In response to that potential need, free and confidential walk in crisis centers will be available throughout Corvallis.
• The Boys and Girls Club of Corvallis, located at 1112 N.W. Circle Blvd., will have sessions available 3 to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday; 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday; and 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Friday.
• Jackson Street Youth Shelter , at 555 N.W. Jackson Ave., will also have sessions, from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday and 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday.
• Yes House, at 404 N.W. 23rd St., has the sessions from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday; and 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday.
• Community Services Consortium’s Youth House, at 536 S.W. Second St., has sessions at 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday; and from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday.
• The Pastoral Counseling Center, on the third floor above First Christian Church at 602 S.W. Madison Ave., has sessions from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. to noon, and 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday.
Benton County Mental Health’s number is 541-766-6835, and its after hours crisis number is 888-232-7192. The national suicide prevention lifeline is 800-273-8255.