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December 06, 2016


There are many resources available to youth, parents of youth, and adults who are considering suicide or know a loved one who is considering suicide.

If you or someone you know is in crisis, please call the Idaho Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

Other resources include the The Department of Health and Welfare 24 hour mental health crisis lines available in each region, as well as the Idaho CareLine:

Idaho CareLine
  • In Idaho dial 2-1-1
  • Outside of Idaho dial 800-926-2588
If you are a Medicaid participant, please contact Optum Idaho at (855) 202-0973 or you can visit their website at at

More resources for Teens, Parents and Adults can be found at



Mental Health Crisis Lines:

Region 1-  Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Kootenai & Shoshone Counties: 
888-769-1405 or 208-769-1406 
Region 2-  Clearwater, Idaho, Latah, Lewis & Nez Perce Counties: 
Region 3- Adams, Canyon, Gem, Owyhee, Payette & Washington Counties:
Region 4- Ada, Boise, Elmore & Valley Counties:
800-600-6474 or 208-334-0808 
Region 5-  Blaine, Camas, Cassia, Gooding, Jerome, Lincoln, Minidoka & Twin Falls Counties:
Region 6-  Bannock, Bear Lake, Bingham, Caribou, Franklin, Oneida & Power Counties:
Region 7-  Bonneville, Butte, Clark, Custer, Fremont, Jefferson, Lemhi, Madison & Teton Counties:

General resources about suicide Teens - resources for teens affected by suicide or considering suicide
Parents - resources for parents concerned about or affected by teen suicide Adults - resources for adults affected by suicide or considering suicide 
Survivors of Suicide Community readiness, awareness and planning guides and tool kits Military/Veterans - resources for the military and veterans mental health, traumatic brain injury, PTSD