In 2019, over 47,000 people died by suicide in the United States. It is the 10th leading cause of death.
Suicide is a critical public health issue that can have lasting harmful effects on individuals, families, and communities. Although, suicide is complicated and tragic, it is preventable.
Suicide in Idaho
- In 2018, 418 Idahoans died by suicide
- Idaho’s suicide rate was 1.5 times higher than the national average
- Suicide was the 7th most common cause of death in Idaho
There is always hope.
The goal of Southeastern Idaho Public Health’s Suicide Prevention Program is to reduce the rate of suicide by promoting awareness, providing resources, and emphasizing hope and recovery. We offer QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) and Mental Health First Aid training. For more information on these trainings please visit: Suicide Prevention Trainings
We hope you find the resources provided here useful in helping you and our community understand and become involved in our efforts.
This site is NOT intended to and does NOT provide crisis intervention. If you are in a crisis or have concerns about someone, call the Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline at 208-398-4357 (HELP) or text CONNECT to 741741.
Visit the Idaho Lives Project at https://www.sde.idaho.gov/student-engagement/ilp/ to learn how Idaho is providing suicide prevention in schools.
Suicide Prevention Trainings
Suicide Prevention Program Coordinator: Tessa Donaldson, 208.239.5252 or