This month, the 211 Idaho Care Line, currently operated by the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, partnered with the Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline to help those in need of immediate attention. Previously, the 211 Idaho Care Line directed callers to an operator who would then provide them a ten-digit Suicide Prevention Hotline number to call. Now people calling 2-1-1 can be transferred automatically to the Idaho Suicide Prevention hotline through a phone tree or by asking an operator. Legislators have worked to increase suicide awareness and provide more resources to help.
The Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline is an invaluable tool in the prevention of suicides in our state. The hotline, available to all Idahoans, provides crisis intervention, emotional support, resource referrals, links to local services, and follow-up for those at risk along with their families and loved ones