(Portland, OR) -- Oregon's suicide rate appears to be on the decline, though it still remains above the national average. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports Oregon had 833 deaths in 2020, which is 73 less than in 2019. The number youth suicides declined 14-percent. Oregon was ranked 11th in the nation and its now 18th. Oregon Health Authority Behavioral Health Director Steve Allen says that while the decline in suicides is encouraging, more work needs to be done to prevent youth suicides.