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Idaho Lives Project (ILP) is a partnership between the Idaho State Department of Education (SDE) and the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (IDHW). ILP is funded by IDHW’s Suicide Prevention Program and two federal grants from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. ILP’s mission is to foster connectedness and resilience throughout Idaho school communities to prevent youth suicide.



Frequently Asked Questions

Training Resources

Depending on funding and availability, the Idaho Lives Project helps schools implement suicide prevention programs through its annual grant application process. Schools may choose the program or training that best meets the unique needs of their students and staff.

The application for the 2021/22 school year is now available. Applications are due Friday, June 11, 2021.

The Idaho Lives Project has the infrastructure in place to provide Sources of Strength to secondary schools as well as Suicide Prevention Fundamentals Instruction (SPFI)™ and online Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) gatekeeper trainings to adults.

In addition, other offerings have been reviewed for key components and safe messaging by a group of Idaho stakeholders and subject matter experts. Please refer to Program Analysis Summary: Staff Gatekeeper and Program Analysis Summary: Youth Programs to inform your selection of the most appropriate program to meet your school’s needs.

The Idaho Lives Project will provide funds to cover some or all the actual cost of the program or training based on annual funding availability. Regardless of which program is chosen, safe messaging guidelines are critical when addressing suicide prevention. Please see the youth safe messaging guidelines.

Prevention Training