Anxiety in Youth Awareness Free Community Event

Join the Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline, Boise State University, and the Idaho Behavioral Health Alliance for a FREE screening of Angst, a documentary that is bringing awareness to anxiety. The film includes interviews with kids, teens, educators, experts, parents and a very special interview with Michael Phelps.
For more information on the film, visit ANGST.

Join us Wednesday April 24th, 2019 at the BSU special events center from 6 pm – 8 pm. Film screening and Q&A panel to follow.

This is a free community event! Free event parking provided in the Lincoln garage.
Families, educators, students, employees and members of any community can benefit from this film (appropriate for age 10 years+).

Please RSVP for the event HERE.

Thank you to our sponsors for this event!


2019 Lexi Loo Golf Tournament Fundraiser

Join us for the annual Lexi Loo Golf Tournament to benefit the Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline

This is a fun scramble tournament to be held on June 8th from 11:30 am – 6:30 pm.
Shotgun start at noon at the Purple Sage Golf course.
$75.00 covers green fees, 18 holes, cart, and food.
Prizes to be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.

Register now!


Play It Forward – Music For a Cause

Matt Volke lost a loved one to suicide, and music was his way of coping with grief. Amazingly, his friends began to collaborate and support him through it. With their help, they created this project called Grace in the Desert, completely dedicated to raise funds for suicide prevention. Every dollar raised by the sale of these songs goes 100% directly to the Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline.

Listen to their amazing work and donate today.

Play It Forward is a website where artists support non-profit organizations by selling their music in exchange for charitable donations.

The Play It Forward model benefits everyone. Musicians gain exposure and sell more songs by supporting causes. Fans make a positive impact while purchasing music they enjoy. Charities benefit from the funds raised through the website.

Musicians create. Fans donate. Charities benefit. Everyone wins.


ISPH Bookmark Project!

The bookmarks pictured above will be distributed throughout the state of Idaho to promote suicide prevention and mental health awareness.

The Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline, Book It Forward, and AmeriCorps National are excited to have partnered with Boise High School art teacher Melissa Thompson for the Idaho Suicide Prevention Bookmark Project.

Melissa asked her students to create artwork for bookmarks to help raise awareness of suicide prevention in the state of Idaho. These bookmarks will be distributed to school and public libraries, health and community centers, and other key locations around the state.

The following student’s art was selected to be distributed on bookmarks in the spring of 2019: Julia Nixon, Grace Gaddis, Tess Kramer, Kendra McDaniel, Paloma Link, Iris Smith, Cedar Archibald, and Max Shores. Runners up: Gracie Hall, Katherine Taylor, Audrey Lin, Sophia Mullin, and Hallie Campbell.

The bookmarks are set to be released at the Boise High School 2019 Brave Together Summit on March 13th.

“Funded in part by Corporation for National and Community Service, Serve Idaho, and AmeriCorps IHCF Program. This material is based upon work supported by the Corporation for National and Community Service under AmeriCorps Grant No. 18AFHID0010002. Opinions or points of view expressed in this document are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official position of, or a position that is endorsed by, the Corporation for National and Community Service or the AmeriCorps program.”


S Word Fundraiser Film Event for the Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline

Join the Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline for a screening of THE S WORD

 

Your ticket price includes a networking hour with ISPH staff, vounteers, and your peers, appetizers, The S Word film screening, Q&A with film director via Skype, 2 CEU hours for social workers and counselors, and 2 CME hours for physicians.

See the trailer and more information on the film at THE S WORD official website.

Thursday, November 29th, 2018 in McCleary Hall at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center, Boise Campus.

Door & Networking starts at 5:30 pm;

Film screening starts at 6:30 pm;

Skype Q&A with Director Lisa Klein at 8:15 pm.

Click Here to Purchase Tickets



ISPH Recipient of Idaho Womens Charitable Foundation Grant

https://idahowomenscharitablefoundation.org/2017-pooled-fund-grants-recipients/

We are very happy to announce that ISPH has been chosen to receive the Health award from the Idaho Womens Charitable Foundation.  Community support is vital to saving lives in Idaho. Thank you Idaho Womens Charitable Foundation!

2017 Pooled-Fund Grants Recipients

Cultural Arts Recipient 

Boise Contemporary Theater: The MakeSpace Loft at BCT  – $30,000 (1 year)

Education Recipient

Lee Pesky Learning Center: Mental Health Support at Meridian Elementary – $25,000 (2 years)

Environment Recipient 

Bee City USA: Garden City Pollinator Habitat  – $21,500 (2 years)

Financial Stability

Intermountain Fair Housing Council, Inc.: IFHC Housing Justice Center Project  – $30,000 (1 year)

Love INC Boise: Donation Station Expansion Project – $25,000 (1 year)

Health

Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline: Suicide Prevention Outreach to Rural Southwest Idaho – $30,000 (1 year)

 

 


‘13 Reasons Why’ Netflix Series Resources

You may or may not have heard some of the controversy about the Netflix series “13 Reasons Why”. This series has caught the attention of many mental health professionals nationwide. The purpose behind the book (which the Netflix series is based off) is to bring attention to suicide and have youth seek help if they have suicidal thoughts. It can be especially provoking for those already struggling with depression and other mental health issues. For resources, check out these links:

 

A Teachable Moment: Using 13 Reasons Why to Initiate a Helpful Conversation about Suicide Prevention and Mental Health (AFSP/ASCA/NASP) (Webinar)
·         Tips for Parents for Talking with their Children about 13 Reasons Why and Suicide (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention)
·         Briefing in Connection with the Netflix Series 13 Reasons Why (International Association for Suicide Prevention)
·          13 Reasons Why Talking Points (The Jed Foundation/Suicide Awareness Voices of Education)

From Other Mental Health/Professional Organizations
·          13 Mental Health Questions about 13 Reasons Why (American Psychiatric Association)
·          13 Reasons Why Netflix Series: How School Counselors Can Help (American School Counselor Association)
·          13 Reasons Why Netflix Series: Considerations for Educators (National Association of School Psychologists)
·          13 Ways to Continue the Conversation about 13 Reasons Why (Active Minds)

Other Related Resources
·         National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
·          The Trevor Lifeline (The Trevor Project)
·         SPRC Web Page for Suicide Prevention in Schools (Suicide Prevention Resource Center)
·         Information for Parents webpage (Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide)
·          Not my Kid: What Parents Should Know about Teen Suicide (Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide) (Video)
·          Action Alliance Framework for Successful Messaging (National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention)
·          Recommendations for Reporting on Suicide (various)


Def Jam rap artist Logic releases song supporting the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

April 28, 2017, Def Jam rap artist Logic released a single  from his upcoming album called “1-800-273-8255.” The song, which features Alessia Cara and Khalid, details the story of an individual in crisis who calls the Lifeline and finds hope and support. Alongside the song’s release, Logic’s team released several PSA-style videos sharing the stories of fans who were helped by Logic’s music and featuring the Lifeline logo and phone number.

 


ISPH Reaches 4 Year Mark, Adds Services

Suicide Hotline reaches 4 year mark; adds combined crisis text & 208 area code number
Hotline celebrates 4 years of continuous operations; adds combined crisis text and local voice call number to better serve Idahoans

BOISE, ID. (December 5, 2016)
The Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline (ISPH) turned 4 years old on Saturday November 26, helping over 14,000 callers since launch and fielding 5,400 calls this year alone. When it launched in 2012, ISPH initially had just 18 trained volunteers, and operated Monday- Thursday from 9 am to 5 pm. It achieved 24/7 operations in 2014, and currently has 75 trained volunteers in service. Since launch, hotline volunteers have contributed over 40,500 hours of their time, representing an in-kind value of over $728,000. This year the State of Idaho committed to funding 60% of ongoing hotline operations. The remaining 40% comes from a diverse mix of funding partners and individual donors.
ISPH has launched a new local area code number: 208-398-HELP (4357) to supplement its existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Network (NSPL) number, 1-800-273- TALK (8255). This local area code number provides voice call response 24/7 and crisis text response between the hours of 3 pm and midnight, Monday- Friday The new number allows Idaho callers with out of state (non-208 area code) cell phones to dial ISPH directly. Currently, non-208 area code phone calls to ISPH through the National Lifeline Network are routed to the center in the Lifeline network associated with that area code. ISPH is working with the NSPL to ensure calls from Idaho’s new 986 area code will be routed to Idaho Responders as well. Says Director John Reusser, “We are grateful for the amazing support we’ve had since launch, and excited to be providing crisis text response to better reach young people in Idaho. Our additional number and text service will make it easier for all Idahoans to find a compassionate person when in need. Remember: You don’t have to be suicidal to contact the hotline, anyone in crisis is welcome to reach out.”