Youth Suicide Prevention
The State Department of Education is committed to the health and safety of all Idaho students and provides technical assistance, guidance, training and resources to prevent bullying, violence and suicide.
This page provides resources, links to our partners in suicide prevention, and information on programmatic efforts to foster resilience and grit in an effort to address the root causes of suicide ideation, attempts and completions. The death of a student by suicide is a profoundly tragic event and our goal is to equip schools with the tools to effectively prevent, intervene and if needed, appropriately respond to the sudden death of a student.
Notice: Student Suicide Prevention, Intervention and Response
In an effort to comply with Idaho Statute 33-136, the State Department of Education (SDE) has drafted this model school policy on suicide prevention. This policy was informed by stakeholder feedback and adapted from: Model School District Policy on Suicide Prevention found on the Suicide Prevention Resource Center website.
Health and Welfare Suicide Prevention Program
The Suicide Prevention Program was established in 2016 to help implement specific strategies in alignment with the Idaho Suicide Prevention Plan (ISPP) and provide a more comprehensive approach to suicide prevention in Idaho to reduce our state’s suicide rate.
Idaho suicide prevention hotline
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.
Idaho Lives Project
The Idaho Lives 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.
Sources of Strength
Sources of Strength is one of the first suicide prevention programs that uses Peer Leaders to enhance protective factors associated with reducing suicide at the school population level
Suicide Prevention Action Network of Idaho
SPAN Idaho is the only statewide organization in Idaho dedicated to all aspects of suicide prevention including survivor of loss support. You can find suicide prevention resources covering a range of topics from warning signs, risk factors, youth suicide, school support, media guidelines and support group information within our directory.