Suicide Prevention is made up of organizations dedicated to helping people overcome the obstacles and desires that are associated with suicide.
Helping to save the lives of young people in Idaho. ILP’s mission is to foster connectedness and resilience throughout Idaho’s school communities to prevent youth suicide. The Project brings comprehensive, evidence-based programs to communities statewide and strives in all of its efforts to help Idaho youth find the hope, help, and strength they need to flourish.
To achieve Zero Suicide among our youth through prevention, awareness, and direction to treatment around the disease of depression. Change: People’s thinking. Eliminate stigma that surrounds mental illness. It is a disease. A disease that needs to be treated like any other disease. It’s time to talk about suicide. Change: How we interact with people. Listen. Really listen. And be kind. A little kindness really does go a long way. Change: Change the way hospitals track those suffering from mental illness. We need to be able to reach out to them. It is merely adding one line to hospital admissions.
SPAN’s vision is that Idahoans choose to live. Our mission is to reduce suicide in Idaho through statewide advocacy, collaboration, and education in best practices.
The Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline, a program of Jannus, is committed to the prevention of suicide in Idaho. The hotline provides crisis intervention, emotional support, resource referrals, linkages to local services, and follow-up for all Idahoans, including those at risk for suicide and their families and loved ones. ISPH listens supportively to callers, empowering them to look at options and come up with their own solutions.
The Suicide Prevention Program was established in 2016 to help implement specific strategies in alignment with the Idaho SuicidePreventionPlan (ISPP) and provide a more comprehensive approach to suicide prevention in Idaho to reduce our state’s suicide rate. The program is supported by state general funds and housed in the Division of Public Health in the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. It was created through an allocation made by the 2016 Idaho State Legislature and will initially support three priorities:
- Provide funding for youth education
- Provide funding for the Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline
- Conduct a public awareness campaign