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 2022, Idaho had the 12th 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 2021
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 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 9-8-8. Your call will be routed to a member of the Lifeline network based on your area code.

On July 16, 2022, the Lifeline transitioned away from National Suicide Prevention Lifeline reached through a ten-digit number to the three-digit 988 Lifeline.

The previous 988 Lifeline number (1-800-273-8255) will always remain available to people in emotional distress or suicidal crisis

Idaho Suicide Prevention

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

Idaho Violent Death Reporting System