Welcome to the Idaho Suicide Prevention Council webpage. The Council recognizes that suicide is a tragic loss for family and friends, communities and the state of Idaho. Idaho consistently ranks in the top 10 for overall suicides and for teen suicides. In 2014, Idaho lost 320 people to suicide, creating a rate of 19.6 deaths per 100,000 population. Suicide loss extends well beyond the suicide victims. Typically, at least 20 friends and family members are seriously impacted by each suicide, often becoming at-risk for suicide themselves.
One important step that anyone can take to help prevent suicide is learning to recognize the warning signs for suicide.