Below are some community resources in the Portland area, as well as mental health books, articles, and Websites that might be helpful as you begin this process:

Community Resources:

Multnomah County Crisis Line: 503.988.4888

Washington County Crisis Line: 503.291.9111

Clackamas County Crisis Line: 503.655.8585

Rose City Resource Guide: This is a comprehensive guide to the public services and assistance programs available in the Portland and tri-county area (

Mental Health Resources:

Restoring the Fallen: A Team Approach to Caring, Confronting, & Reconciling

Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence–from Domestic Abuse to Political Terror

Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life

Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love

How to Be an Adult in Relationships: The Five Keys to Mindful Loving