Research has shown that the time of highest risk for those who have been treated for a suicide attempt or serious suicide ideation is right after they receive those services. Follow-up during this period is critical and saves lives.
In partnership with BPA Health, IYSPP offers free clinical regional support services for youth and their families that include:
- Peer-to-peer suicide attempt survivor support group: the clinicians co-facilitate peer-to-peer suicide attempt survivor support groups for young adults statewide.
- Post-attempt or serious suicide ideation follow-up services: the clinicians act as an advocate for students who have made a suicide attempt or have had treatment due to serious suicide ideation, and as a liaison among the student, their family, their school and their mental health provider, or provider agency.
- Suicide assessments when other resources are unavailable: the clinicians provide suicide assessments for youth in cases where the family has no other resources for such an assessment.
Services are available to youth up to age 24 and are provided by Regional Clinical Case Managers.
Please call the IYSPP/BPA Health Referral Line to request any of these services at (208) 947-5155, Monday – Friday from 9 am to 5 pm MT.
If you or someone you know is experiencing an emotional or suicide crisis, contact the Idaho Crisis & Suicide Hotline by calling or texting 988.