On Tuesday September 2, 2014, at 7:38 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to Southwest 17th Avenue and Clay Street on the report of a man down on the ground that appeared to be deceased.
Officers and medical personnel arrived and determined that the adult male was deceased.
The Oregon State Medical Examiner and Homicide Detectives responded to the scene and determined that the man jumped from his nearby apartment, which was on the upper floors of the building.
Help is available for community members struggling from a mental health crisis and/or suicidal thoughts.
In September 2013, the Portland Police Bureau released a video titled, “What if You Could Turn Back the Clock on Suicide?” The video is available for viewing at:
Suicide is preventable.
The Multnomah County Mental Health Call Center is available 24 hours a day at (503) 988-4888.
If you or someone you know needs help with suicidal thoughts or is otherwise in an immediate mental health crisis, please visit Cascadia or call (503) 963-2575. Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare has an urgent walk-in clinic, open from 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., 7 days a week. Payment is not necessary.
Lines for Life is also available 24 hours a day at (503) 972-3456.