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 Department of Health and Welfare
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
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.
Click on the links below for more information:
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:
National LifeLine Crisis Chat
Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline: 208-398-4357
The National Suicide Prevention LifeLine: 800-273-8255
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
1607 W. Jefferson St.
Boise, Idaho 83702
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 #idahosuicidepreventionPosted 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 #strenght2thrivePosted by Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline on Saturday, September 14, 2019
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