Suicide Prevention Week
An opportunity to join together as unified Idahoans to focus public attention on preventing suicide through diverse activities to promote understanding about suicide and highlight effective prevention activities.
World Suicide Prevention Day takes place during this week, an opporunity to join millions of others around the globe in working to end suicide.
Suicide is Everyone's Business
2017 National Suicide Prevention Week is the Sunday, Sept. 10-Saturday, Sept. 16 with World Suicide Prevention Day, September 10th. Join Lt. Gov. Brad Little at the Statehouse for Idaho's Proclamation Signing with updates and events from around the state.
What: Idaho's Suicide Prevention Week
Proclamation Signing with Lieutenant Governor Brad Little
When: 10:00 am, Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Where: Idaho Statehouse, 2nd floor, West Wing, Governor’s Ceremonial Office
Prior: Feel free to meet at Thomas Hammer Coffee at 9:30 am and walk over to the Capitol Building together
Following: City Club of Boise hosts "Suicide Prevention in Idaho" Forum, 11:45 am - 1:15 pm, The Grove Hotel, Ballroom 2nd floor, Register
- Media Alert
- Proclamation from Lt. Gov. Brad Little
- News Coverage
The Speedy Foundation and Mayor Bieter to Host Suicide Prevention Week News Conference
Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline, Idaho Suicide Prevention Coalition and Office of Suicide Prevention to share updates since 2011 launch of prevention initiatives.
Suicide Prevention Efforts are Launched in Boise
Mayor David Bieter hosted a press conference on Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. on City Hall Plaza announcing the official launch of The Speedy Foundation, a new non-profit formed by friends and loved ones of Jeret “Speedy” Peterson. The foundation is dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research, education, advocacy, and the promotion of activities and outlets for at-risk youths.
At the event, The Speedy Foundation presented a $10,000 check to be used toward the creation of an Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline. Idaho is currently the only state in the nation without a dedicated suicide prevention hotline. A coalition of Idaho organizations, including Idaho State University, Idaho Council on Suicide Prevention, Suicide Prevention Action Network of Idaho, Mountain States Group Inc. and Idaho National Guard, has created a detailed proposal for the creation of an Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline.