Idaho Awareness to Action Youth Suicide Prevention Project
- Suicide is the second leading cause of death for young people.
- Studies indicate that up to 94% of youth who complete suicide have a mental health problem.
- In 2003, 15.9% of Idahoís youth seriously considered suicide, and 14.5% planned a suicide attempt.
- Between 2002 and 2006, 169 youth completed suicide in Idaho.
Accomplishments for Suicide Prevention 2012
A report of the accomplishments of all of the suicide prevention efforts of the ISU-IRH was produced and distributed in the Council on Suicide Preventionís annual report to the Governor and Legislature. Copies were also distributed to stakeholders. Click here to download the 2012 Annual Report Summary.
Idaho Suicide Prevention Plan 2011
The Idaho Council on Suicide Prevention has issued the Idaho Suicide Prevention Plan 2011: An Action Guide with support from the Institute of Rural Health. The plan is designed to help communities create suicide prevention activities to raise awareness about the problem of suicide in Idaho, craft interventions, and design training for professionals who work with people at risk of suicide.
IRH Releases Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline Options Report
The Institute of Rural Health has released a new report examining options for creating a suicide crisis help line in Idaho. It is titled Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline: Analysis of Options for Decision Making. Idaho is the only state in the nation without a certified hotline while, at the same time, it has one of the highest suicide rates in the country. The goal of the report is to study the benefits of a suicide prevention hotline, examine infrastructure needs and costs, prepare guidance for operator training, evaluate accreditation and provide direction on long-term fiscal sustainability. The research project was funded by the Legislature through a Community Collaboration Grant administered by the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare and by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services.
This program is NOT intended to and does NOT provide crisis intervention. If you are in crisis, or have concerns about a loved one, call 1-800-273-TALK or go to http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
This document was developed under a grant 1U79SM059188-01 REVISED from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) of the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, (DHHS). The contents are the sole responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of DHHS.