Suicide Prevention Advocacy Day at the Capitol
February 28, 2019

As the 8th leading cause of death in the state, Idaho lost 392 residents to suicide in 2017. On Tuesday, Legislators met with members of the Idaho Suicide Prevention Coalition. This coalition acts as a statewide resource for public and private supporters of suicide prevention, training, and education. The coalition works with numerous related organizations, including the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the National Alliance for Mental Illness, The Speedy Foundation, and the Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline. The “611” hotline, available to all Idahoans, provides crisis intervention, emotional support, and resource referrals for those at risk for suicide along with their families and loved ones. The Senate supported the adoption of House Joint Memorial 001 which changed the suicide prevention hotline number to “611”. Click here to learn more about House Joint Memorial 001. Click here for more information about the Idaho Suicide Prevention Coalition.