Idaho Suicide Prevention Plan 2019-2023


Suicide is a serious, worldwide, public health issue. Worldwide, approximately 800,000 people die annually by suicide and many more attempt to end their life1. In 2017, the United States lost just over 47,000 lives to suicide, making suicide the tenth leading cause of death in America. In 2017, Idaho had a suicide rate of 22.8 deaths per 100,000 population making our state 5th in the nation for suicide deaths per capita2. Suicide is preventable. Everyone in Idaho has an important role to play in changing these statistics. This plan provides information and guidance to prevent suicide deaths in Idaho.

Publisher: Idaho Council on Suicide Prevention

Published: May 2019 (28 pages)