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43-Year-Old Woman Dies After Jumping from Downtown Building
by Oregon State Media, Inc.
  Tuesday March 22, 2016 - 7:51 AM
 
On Monday March 21, 2016, at 9:27 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the 2200 block of West Burnside Street on the report that a woman jumped from a building.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the 43-year-old woman suffering from traumatic injuries. She was transported to a Portland hospital by ambulance but later died as a result of her injuries.

During the investigation, officers learned that the woman had a history of self-harm and possibly struggled with mental health challenges. The deceased jumped from the 4th floor of the neighboring building, where she lived.

Help is available for community members struggling from a mental health crisis and/or suicidal thoughts.

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.