Video: Board tells youth "It gets better"

October 24, 2011

The Multnomah County Board of Commissioners came together to address the bullying problem faced by youth in our community. 

In the video below Chair Jeff Cogen, Commissioner Deborah Kafoury, Commissioner Loretta Smith, Commissioner Judy Shiprack and Commissioner Diane McKeel give a message of hope to youth who are bullied for being lesbian, gay, bi, trans or any other reason.

Multnomah County provides and supports services for youth experiencing bullying:

Multnomah County Crisis Line
Our county crisis line is open everyday. It offers Crisis Counseling by phone with translation services for non-English speakers, referral to low-cost agencies, help finding mental health providers and information about on non-crisis community resources.
Phone number: (503) 988-4888
Toll-Free: 1 (800) 716-9769

School-Based Health Centers
Mulltnomah County School-Based Health Centers, located in designated K-12 schools provides support to school-aged youth with mental health care amongst the numerous services it provides.

SMYRC (Sexual Minority Youth Resource Center)
SMYRC provides a safe, supervised, harassment-free, space for sexual & gender minority youth 23 and younger.