When a person calls or texts the Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline at 208-398-4357, a Volunteer Phone Worker will offer emotional support, assessment of suicide risk, and crisis intervention to those in imminent danger. The Volunteer Phone Worker provides linkages to local mental health and treatment providers and other services, empowering callers to look at options and make their own decisions. All volunteers for the Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline are trained in the ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) model.
Hotline supervisory staff are available to provide clinical consultation to first responders and mental health professionals.
Your privacy is important. All calls are confidential and anonymous. We will ask for your permission before giving your information to other organizations that may be able to provide you with assistance. We comply with the federal privacy requirements of the Health Information Privacy Portability Act (HIPPA) as is required of all health and mental health services providers. If, however, we believe that you are at imminent risk of suicide, we may contact 9-1-1 to ask them to initiate a rescue effort. We do not sell, rent, or share our mailing lists with any non-ISPH person or organization. If you have any questions or concerns about your privacy, please contact us at 208-258-6990.