Suicide is preventable; the Idaho Suicide Prevention Coalition leads
collaborative action to decrease death by suicide.
ISPC aims to provide accurate and reliable information to the people we serve so they are best equipped to get help for themselves or someone else. Please let us know if you have any suggestions, comments or problems with the resources listed below by using the contact form at the bottom of this page.
Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline (Text or Call: 1-208-398-4357) provides crisis intervention, emotional support, problem solving, and referrals to local resources for persons at risk for suicide and for those concerned about them.
2-1-1 Idaho CareLine is a free statewide community Information and Referral service.
Idaho Wellness Guide is an online guide for chronic disease resources in Idaho.
The Live Better Idaho helps Idahoans seek, find, and access services from providers who offer those services.
Community Resources Idaho is dedicated to helping with successful community transition.
Idaho’s Suicide Prevention Print Materials – The Idaho Department of Heath and Welfare have a number of publications available to individuals, health care professionals, and others who care for people with chronic diseases. These materials can be ordered free of charge by selecting the quantity of each material you would like and completing a check out process.
DISTRICT 1 – PANHANDLE
Panhandle Health District (http://panhandlehealthdistrict.org/)
Idaho Dept. of Health & Welfare – Region 1 (https://healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/ContactUs/Region1/tabid/225/Default.aspx)
Kootenai Recovery Community Center (https://www.kootenairecovery.org/)
DISTRICT 2 – NORTH CENTRAL
Region 2 Behavioral Health Board Resources (http://riibhb.idahopublichealth.com/resources)
Idaho Dept. of Health & Welfare – Region 2 (http://healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/ContactUs/Region2/tabid/226/Default.aspx)
Latah Recovery Center (https://latahrecoverycenter.org/about/)
Nez Perce Recovery and Resource Center(https://id.medicalhomeportal.org/services/provider/32486)
DISTRICT 3 – SOUTHWEST
Southwest District Health (https://phd3.idaho.gov/)
Idaho Dept. of Health & Welfare – Region 3 (http://healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/ContactUs/Region3/tabid/227/Default.aspx)
Gem County Recovery Community Center (https://www.facebook.com/GemCountyRecovery/)
Canyon Clinic Wellness (https://www.facebook.com/canyonclinicwellness/)
DISTRICT 4 – CENTRAL
Self Rescue Manual – Ada County (https://selfrescuemanual.com/)
Idaho Dept. of Health & Welfare – Region 4 (http://healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/ContactUs/Region4/tabid/228/Default.aspx)
Central District Health (https://www.cdhd.idaho.gov/~3999412.4441019/htdocs/cdhd2/index.php)
What to Do in a Mental Health Crisis Flyer: NAMI Flyer (see attachment – What-to-do-in-a-mental-health-emergency)
Crisis Center: Pathways Crisis Community Center of Southwest Idaho (https://www.facebook.com/SWIdahoCrisisCenter/)
Recovery Center: PEER Wellness Center (https://www.peerwellnesscenter.org/)
Supportive Housing Innovative Partnerships (http://shipinc.org/)
DISTRICT 5 – SOUTH CENTRAL
Wood River Valley “Get Help” English (see attachment – GetHelp-FINAL-english.pdf)
2017 Self Rescue Manual – Region 5 (http://healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/Portals/0/Medical/Mental%20Health/R5ResourceManual2017.pdf)
Idaho Dept. of Health & Welfare – Region 5 (http://healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/ContactUs/Region5/tabid/229/Default.aspx)
South Central Public Health District (https://phd5.idaho.gov/)
the center for HOPE (https://www.thecenterforhopeif.com/)
DISTRICT 6 – SOUTHEASTERN
Idaho Dept. of Health & Welfare – Region 6 (http://healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/ContactUs/Region6/tabid/230/Default.aspx)
Hope and Recovery Resource Center (https://www.hopeandrecovery.net/)
DISTRICT 7 – EASTERN
Idaho Dept. of Health & Welfare – Region 7 (http://healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/ContactUs/Region7/tabid/231/Default.aspx)
A working definition of recovery from mental disorders and/or substance use disorders: A process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life and strive to reach their full potential.
Suicide Prevention Program (https://healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/Families/SuicidePrevention/tabid/486/Default.aspx)
SUICIDE, GUNS, AND PUBLIC HEALTH
Most efforts to prevent suicide focus on why people take their lives. But as we understand more about who attempts suicide and when and where and why, it becomes increasingly clear that how a person attempts–the means they use–plays a key role in whether they live or die.
Harvard School of Public Health – Learn more here.
SAFE GUARD YOUR HOME
Even if you think your child is not at risk for suicide, why take chances? These simple steps can help you suicide-proof your home and possibly save a life.
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence & Rhode Island Department of Health – Learn more here.
For gun owners, protecting your family involves more than keeping them safe from accident or attack. It also involves being aware of the warning signs of suicide and the steps to prevent it. Together we can protect our family, our friends, and our freedom.
“Reducing the availability of highly lethal and commonly used suicide methods has been associated with declines in suicide rates of as much as 30%–50% in other countries. The theory and evidence underlying means restriction is outlined. Most evidence of its efficacy comes from population-level interventions and natural experiments. In the U.S., where 51% of suicides are completed with firearms and household firearm ownership is common and likely to remain so, reducing a suicidal person’s access to firearms will usually be accomplished not by fiat or other legislative initiative but rather by appealing to individual decision, for example, by counseling at-risk people and their families to temporarily store household firearms away from home or otherwise making household firearms inaccessible to the at-risk person until they have recovered. Providers, gatekeepers, and gun owner groups are important partners in this work. Research is needed in a number of areas: communications research to identify effective messages and messengers for “lethal means counseling,” clinical trials to identify effective interventions, translational research to ensure broad uptake of these interventions across clinical and community settings, and foundational research to better understand method choice and substitution. Approaches to suicide methods other than firearms are discussed. Means restriction is one of the few empirically based strategies to substantially reduce the number of suicide deaths.”
Read Full Article Here (see Reducing a suicide….pdf)
GET IMMEDIATE HELP
People often don’t get the mental health services they need because they don’t know where to start.
Talk to your primary care doctor or another health professional about mental health problems. Ask them to connect you with the right mental health services.
If you do not have a health professional who is able to assist you, use these resources to find help for yourself, your friends, your family, or your students.
EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES – 911
If the situation is potentially life-threatening, get immediate emergency assistance by calling 911, available 24 hours a day.
NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE – 1‑800‑273‑TALK (8255) OR LIVE ONLINE CHAT (live online chat link: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat)
If you or someone you know is suicidal or in emotional distress, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (link – https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/) . Trained crisis workers are available to talk 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Your confidential and toll-free call goes to the nearest crisis center in the Lifeline national network. These centers provide crisis counseling and mental health referrals.
SAMHSA TREATMENT REFERRAL HELPLINE – 1‑877‑SAMHSA7 (1‑877‑726‑4727)
Get general information on mental health and locate treatment services in your area. Speak to a live person, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST.
- American Association of Suicideology (AAS) www.suicidology.org
- American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) www.afsp.org
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) www.cdc.gov
- The Jason Foundation www.jasonfoundation.com
- The Jed Foundation www.jedfoundation.org
- The Trevor Project www.thetrevorproject.org
- The Links National Resource Center for Suicide Prevention and Aftercare www.thelink.org
- National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) www.cdc.gov/ncipc/default.htm
- National Institute of Health (NIH) www.nih.gov
- National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) www.nimh.nih.gov
- National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (NSSP) www.mentalhealth.org/suicideprevention
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
- Office of the Surgeon General www.surgeongeneral.gov
- Organization for Attempters and Survivors of Suicide and Interfaith Services (OASSIS) www.ktullis.com/OASSIS/OASSIS.htm
- Samaritans USA www.samaritansnyc.org
- Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE) www.save.org
- Centre for Suicide Prevention www.suicideinfo.ca
- Suicide Prevention Action Network (SPAN USA) www.spanusa.org
- Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) www.sprc.org
- Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program www.yellowribbon.org