About Suicide Prevention

Suicide is a serious public health problem that can have lasting harmful effects on individuals, families, and communities.

Suicide in Idaho

Suicide is a critical public health issue in Idaho. It brings tragic loss to families, friends, schools and entire communities across the state each year. In 2019, Idaho had the 11th highest suicide rate within the U.S.

The suicide prevention hotline is available to call or text 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, year-round. Internet chat is also available at Idaho Crisis and Suicide Hotline.


Idaho Crisis and Suicide Hotline
Suicide in Idaho Statistics in 2020
Idahoans died by suicide
Idaho's rate of suicide compared to the national average
Most common cause of death

Emergency hotlines

Idaho Crisis and Suicide Hotline

Call or text 9-8-8 to connect with the Idaho Crisis and Suicide Hotline.

24 hours a day, 7 days a week, year-round.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 (TALK). Your call will be routed to a member of the Lifeline network based on your area code.

Idaho Suicide Prevention

Idaho suicide mortality data trends can be viewed from the Idaho Violent Death Reporting System (IdVDRS). 

Idaho Violent Death Reporting System