Call for applications: Your Life Matters Suicide Prevention grants

BEND, Ore. — St. Charles Health System is now accepting applications for Your Life Matters Suicide Prevention grants.

Organizations, programs and services that work to normalize mental health and build resiliency through education, prevention and intervention are eligible to apply. Priority will be given to programs that focus on:

  • Middle-age men
  • Veterans
  • Seniors
  • Marginalized communities
  • Means of suicide

Applicants will be asked to pick one of two funding priorities:

  • Suicide prevention: programs that directly and specifically focus on preventing suicide attempts
  • Resiliency: programs that provide protective factors by creating meaning, connections and build healthy behaviors.

These may include programs that help individuals develop problem-solving skills, create meaningful connections, acquire self-confidence, and become more socially/emotionally competent

Applications on are available at

Grant applications are due before 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 29.

About St. Charles Health System

St. Charles Health System, Inc., headquartered in Bend, Ore., owns and operates St. Charles Bend, Madras, Prineville and Redmond. It also owns family care clinics in Bend, Madras, Prineville, Redmond and Sisters. St. Charles is a private, not-for-profit Oregon corporation and is the largest employer in Central Oregon with more than 4,200 caregivers. In addition, there are more than 350 active medical staff members and nearly 200 visiting medical staff members who partner with the health system to provide a wide range of care and service to our communities.

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