Journalism Grants

Funding For:

Deaths of Despair

Behavioral Health


The Oregonian/Oregon Live

Grant Period:

Jan 01, 2019 - Dec 31, 2019



Summary of the Project:

A keystone piece of a statewide media partnership, this reporting project will investigate persistently high suicide rates in Oregon and the West, what can be done, and the implications for the increasing national suicide rate.

About the Grantee:

The Oregonian/Oregon Live is the largest newsroom in Oregon with a track record of journalistic excellence, including eight Pulitzer Prizes and numerous other national awards. Carol Cruzan Morton, the primary reporter and project co-investigator, is an independent journalist.

Related Grantee Work

April 06, 2019

Suicide rates in the mountain West are sky-high; now researchers are asking why

Oregon's suicide rate is higher than the national average, and this story examines the research regarding possible causes and emerging research on treatment options.

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Author: Carol Cruzan Morton

February 13, 2019

UW study of text messages to prevent suicides in military shows intriguing results

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Author: Carol Cruzan Morton