Idaho suicide prevention plans and initiatives
In 2006, the Governor established the Idaho Council on Suicide Prevention to oversee the implementation of the Idaho Suicide Prevention Plan, ensure the continued relevance of the plan by evaluating, implementing, and developing changes and new priorities, be a proponent for suicide prevention in Idaho, and prepare an annual report on plan implementation for the Governor and Legislature. The Idaho Suicide Prevention Program (§ 56-1003) was established by the Legislature in 2016 within the Division of Public Health in the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) and provides information on trainings, crisis centers and hotline services, and community recovery centers.
In March 2018, the Legislature directed the Council to convene a stakeholder group, later named the Idaho Suicide Prevention Action Collective (ISPAC), to facilitate the development of a new state plan and accompanying budget request, with administrative support from DHW. In May 2019, the Idaho Suicide Prevention Plan 2019-2023 was published, and in December 2021, the Council released its most recent annual report.