Promoting and protecting the health and safety of all Idahoans

About the Idaho Suicide Program

The Suicide Prevention Program was established in 2016 to help implement specific strategies in alignment with the Idaho Suicide Prevention Plan (ISPP) and provide a more comprehensive approach to suicide prevention in Idaho to reduce our state’s suicide rate.  The program is supported by state general funds and housed in the Division of Public Health in the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.  It was created through an allocation made by the 2016 Idaho State Legislature and will initially support three priorities:

  1. Provide funding for youth education
  2. Provide funding for the Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline
  3. Conduct a public awareness campaign