Mountain States Group is excited to be managing the Suicide Prevention Hotline for Idaho. Among states, Idaho is 6th highest in its suicide rate. Yet, it was the only state without an accredited suicide crisis line. The Hotline launched on November 26th, 2012 and is handling calls from throughout the state. The Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline is committed to the prevention of suicide in Idaho. The Hotline provides emotional support, risk assessment, crisis intervention, linkages to local services, and/or follow-up for persons with potential suicide risk factors, empowering callers to look at options and make their own decisions.
Crisis Intervention, Assessment, Support and Follow Up
The Hotline provides callers:
The Hotline’s current operational hours are Monday-Saturday 9 am to 1 am. Outside those hours, all calls to the Hotline number 1-800-273-TALK (8255) are answered by other phone responders outside of Idaho. – See more at: http://www.idahosuicideprevention.org
The Hotline seeks volunteers willing to help others in their time of difficulty. We are looking for laypersons or professionals that are interested in volunteering their time to become trained crisis phone workers in a supportive, supervised, dedicated phone room model.
Anyone over 21 years old can volunteer for the hotline, whether you are a professional or concerned citizen. Our ideal volunteer will be empathetic, open-minded, non-judgmental, caring, accepting, respectful, understanding, flexible, a good listener and able to take direction.
The Hotline’s next volunteer training program will take place in August 2014. Information sessions will be held throughout July, and scheduled after your application has been received. Detailed information and application can be found on the website. Please email completed applications to firstname.lastname@example.org, or mailed to:
Mountain States Group c/o Nina Leary 1607 W. Jefferson St, Boise, ID 83702
Volunteer today to become part of the crisis response team at the ISPH.
Orientation Sessions: September 3rd, 19th, 16th, 17th, 22nd, 30th
Can’t make it? Call!
Fall 2014 Training Program Dates:
October 4th 8:30am – 4:30pm
October 7th 6:00pm – 9:00pm
October 9th 6:00pm – 9:00pm
October 13th 6:00pm – 9:00pm
October 15th 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Attend one of these two weekends offered:
October 11th/12th 8:30am – 4:30pm
October 18th/19th 8:30am – 4:30pm
For Volunteer Application and additional information visit www.idahosuicideprevention.org
or call Nina Leary at 208-258-6992
Please visit our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/#!/IdahoSuicidePrevention
See more at: http://www.idahosuicideprevention.orgVISIT WEBSITE
Download printable PDFs or email (email link below) for printed materials.
A. English and Spanish Posters.
B. Tri-fold Brochure and Refrigerator Magnet
C. Refrigerator Magnet
Click this email request for printed copies.
Meridian Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council supports the Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline by creating this PSA – help spread the message!
The Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline has come into existence due to the efforts of many organizations. Key Hotline planners have included:
Many organizations and individuals have also contributed funding to the Hotline’s start-up. Significant funders include:
See more at: http://www.idahosuicideprevention.org