We take mental and emotional health very seriously—especially when it comes to suicide. If you or someone you know is in despair, we’re here to help.
While suicide and non-fatal suicidal behavior are major public health problems across Idaho, they can be preventable. Panhandle Health District is dedicated to suicide prevention through our work with the Suicide Prevention Action Network (SPAN), Region 1 Behavioral Health Board and many other community partners. We also offer QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) training to groups within the Panhandle.
We hope that the resources found here will help our community understand and become involved in our efforts to prevent suicide, as suicide impacts everyone in our community.
If you or someone you know is struggling, we ask that you immediately reach out to the Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline at 988. Many people have found that talking helps to alleviate painful suicidal thoughts and feelings. There is hope. There is help. And we’re here for you through this.
Idaho residents can call or text 988 at any time to talk to a trained professional who can help them through a behavioral health crisis. The emergency phone number is available nationwide. Anyone experiencing behavioral-health related stress – thoughts of suicide, mental health issues, substance use crisis, or any other kind of emotional distress – can call or text 988 at any time. People can also dial 988 if they are worried about a loved one who may need crisis intervention.
Everyone has different experiences with their own mental health, and their own preferred methods of care and support. We all have mental health, and by taking one simple action, we can each help influence massive collective change to support #MentalHealth4All.