Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline

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1607 West Jefferson Street, Boise, ID, USA



There Is Hope. There Is Help. We’re Here To Listen.

About Us

The Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline (ISPH), a program of Jannus, started taking calls November 27th, 2012. In the almost 6 years that have followed, ISPH has been able to support thousands of individuals and families in crisis across the state. The hotline provides crisis intervention, emotional support, resource referrals, linkages to local services, and follow-up for all Idahoans, including those at risk for suicide and their families and loved ones. ISPH listens with support to callers, empowering them to look at options and come up with their own solutions.

Our Partners in Suicide Prevention

Idaho Division of Veteran’s Services
United Way (Kootenai County, Southeast Idaho, & Treasure Valley)
Idaho Legislature
Idaho Department of Health and Welfare
Idaho Lions
Wells Fargo
Saint Alphonsus Health System
Jeret ‘Speedy’ Peterson Foundation

Idaho Suicide Prevention Coalition
Ada County Paramedics Association
Suicide Prevention Action Network of Idaho
St. Luke’s Health System
JA and Kathryn Albertson’s Foundation
The Redside Foundation

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I Need Help

Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline provides crisis intervention, emotional support, problem solving, and referrals to local resources for persons at risk for suicide and for those concerned about them.



I Want To Help

Our volunteers come from all walks of life and educational backgrounds. They communicate acceptance, respect, and a desire to listen to and empower callers to find their own solutions. We have a variety of volunteer opportunities to match your interest and availability.



I Want To Donate

Your gift is more than a charitable contribution, it is an investment in the well-being of our entire community. Your partnership with ISPH enables us to immediately respond to the calls of people in crisis.


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Our Online Chat services are available M-F 3pm – Midnight or when staff/volunteer availability allows.

If Chat is offline, please consider one of the following options to connect with help:

To Chat:

National LifeLine Crisis Chat

To Talk:

Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline: 208-398-4357

The National Suicide Prevention LifeLine:  800-273-8255

Contact Us

Call the Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline at 208-398-4357 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, year-round. Text support is available Monday through Friday, 3pm to Midnight.

To reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, call 1-800-273-8255. Your call will be routed to a member of the Lifeline network based on your area code.

Hotline Business Office

Phone: 208-258-6990
Fax: 208-258-6909

Jannus, Inc.

1607 W. Jefferson St.
Boise, Idaho 83702

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John Reusser, Director – 208-258-6991
George Austin, Clinical Team Lead – 208-258-6995
Sharon Lightning, Program Assistant – 208-813-3070
Alex McNish, Volunteer Coordinator – 208-258-6992

BPD Crisis Intervention Team Officer Slater representing!

Posted by Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline on Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Suicide prevention is everyone’s business #outofthedarkness #idahosuicideprevention

Posted by Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline on Saturday, October 13, 2018

Sarah was the first to get her semicolon tattoo today. When asked why she chose to get this tattoo, Sarah said, “I got this cuz my dad is a victim of suicide and this is my way of remembering him and bringing awareness for everyone else either suffering from this or being affected by it.”Thank you Sarah!

Posted by Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline on Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Posted by Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline on Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Rocking it at the MASH event at the Ironwood Social! Come join us. We are here until 7:00!!

Posted by Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline on Saturday, September 28, 2019

The start of the all night walk to benefit the Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline #strenght2thrive

Posted by Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline on Saturday, September 14, 2019

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