Institute of
Rural Health

  • Our Goal - Partner with other Idaho suicide prevention groups to create an infrastructure for reducing suicide attempts and completions among Idaho youth aged 10-24 regardless of ethnic/racial heritage.
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Institute of Rural Health

Project Development

The Idaho Youth Suicide Prevention Intervention Project is based on Idaho’s Suicide Prevention Plan. The goal of the program is to reduce suicides among Idaho youth aged 10 to 24. Our success relies on the participation of suicide prevention advocates from across the state.

Idaho's Suicide Prevention Plan

Developed in 2003 and adopted by the legislature in 2006, Idaho’s Suicide Prevention Plan provides a foundation for statewide efforts to reduce the damaging effects of mental illness and suicide. Developed by a diverse planning group from various agencies, organizations and experience, the plan is based on Idaho-specific needs and resources. By identifying priority populations and important risk and protective factors, Idaho’s Suicide Prevention Plan is a foundation for a coordinated effort to prevent suicide among 10-24 year olds.

To view the State Plan, visit

This program is NOT intended to and does NOT provide crisis intervention. If you are in crisis, or have concerns about a loved one, call 1-800-273-TALK or go to

This document was developed under a grant 1U79SM059188-01 REVISED from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) of the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, (DHHS). The contents are the sole responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of DHHS.

Last Modified: 03/29/10 at 02:08:16 PM