Mental Health Promotion & Prevention

The goal of Lincoln County's Mental Health Promotion and Prevention program is to promote healthy behaviors, healthy environments and factors that help prevent the onset, or development of, a diagnosable mental health disorder. The goal is also to help reduce stigma around mental health or seeking help, as well as increase opportunities for community education and training.

Please visit the One Caring Person wepage to learn more about the collaborative efforts between Lincoln, Benton, and Linn Counties with Inter Community Health Network Coordinated Care Organization (IHN-CCO).

Why is mental health and wellness a priority? The State of Mental Health in Lincoln County.

Mental health is "a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community."1

  • In Lincoln County, approximately 40% of adults report having poor mental health days.2
  • Lincoln County residents (adults) reported an average of 4.2 poor mental health days over the previous month.3

Why is this important?

Poor mental health can have serious consequences and lead to:

  • Poor physical health like cardiovascular disease and cancer
  • Smoking
  • Substance use
  • Fatal outcomes like suicide

Training Opportunities

To request a training class for your organization or your community, please email Sara Herd or call 541-265-0595.

  • QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper training - 1.5 hours (local instructor available)
  • Mental Health First Aid - 8 hours - will arrange to bring instructor to Lincoln County
  • Trauma Informed Care - 4 hours - will arrange to bring instructor to Lincoln County
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) - 2 day - will arrange to bring instructor to Lincoln County

National Crisis Line

The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline provides 24/7, confidential support to people in suicidal crisis or mental health-related distress. See the 988 Fact988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline Sheet (PDF) for more information about 988.


  1. World Health Organization. Strengthening Mental Health Promotion. Geneva, World Health Organization (Fact sheet no. 220), 2001.
  2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey. 2010 to 2013.
  3. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. County Health Rankings. 2016.