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Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline

“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.”

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Idaho Health Tools

“The Idaho Diabetes Prevention and Control Program (DPCP), Idaho Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program (HDSP), Idaho Tobacco Prevention and Control Program, Idaho Suicide Prevention Program, and many more have a number of publications available to individuals, healthcare professionals, and others who care for the well-being of people across Idaho. These materials can be ordered free of charge by selecting the quantity of each material you would like and completing a check out process.”

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Idaho’s Response to the Opioid Crisis (IROC)

“Idaho’s Response to the Opioid Crisis (IROC) project is working to fight the opioid epidemic currently plaguing Idahoans, their family members and friends. The Division of Behavioral Health (DBH) is currently using a multifaceted approach that seeks to expand access to Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT), reduce access to opioids through prevention efforts, enhance the recovery-oriented system of care, and reduce deaths.”

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Safe Start

“Safe Start, a program of Northwest Infant Survival and SIDS Alliance, is dedicated to improving childhood health and safety throughout the Northwest via our educational programs, public safety initiative and regional partnerships. We believe every child deserves to celebrate their first birthday and beyond, free from accidental death and injury.”

“We are the only organization in Idaho, Montana and Washington entirely dedicated to safe infant sleep, child passenger safety education and support for bereaved families. We receive no federal funding and rely solely on the generosity of our donors, volunteers and a fantastic community to continue our life-saving work.”
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Trauma Intervention Program of the Treasure Valley

“The Trauma Intervention Program of the Treasure Valley was founded in 2015 as a partnership between local officials, community leaders, residents and the national office of Trauma Intervention Programs Inc.

The purpose of TIP of the Treasure Valley is to provide immediate emotional and practical support to survivors of tragedy. Local residents are trained to be TIP Volunteers, and as TIP Volunteers they respond on a 24/7/365 day basis to requests for assistance from police officers, firefighters, paramedics, deputy coroners, and hospital personnel.

Volunteers respond to support survivors of all types of tragedy including sudden deaths, suicides, auto accidents, drownings, and sudden infant deaths. TIP Volunteers also support travelers when tragedy occurs in the Treasure Valley when they are far from home.

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Ada/Canyon County Self Rescue Manuals

“A guide to all community resources and supports in Ada County & Canyon County.”

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Online Resources

International Next of Kin Registry

“The Next Of Kin Registry (NOKR) was established as a FREE tool for daily emergencies and national disasters. NOKR is your emergency contact system to help if you or your family member is missing, injured or deceased. NOKR is the central depository for Emergency Contact information in the United States plus 87 other countries. (See NOKR’s network of volunteers). NOKR is a non-profit humanitarian organization dedicated to bridging rapid emergency contact information. NOKR was established in January 2004, for daily emergency situations.

NOKR provides the public a free proactive service to store your emergency contacts, next of kin and vital medical information that would be critical to emergency response agencies. Stored information is only accessible via a secure area that is only accessible by emergency public trust agencies that have registered with NOKR.”

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American Foundation for Suicide Prevention-Project 2025

“A nationwide initiative to reduce the annual rate of suicide in the U.S. 20 percent by 2025.

Despite the fact that more is being done today to prevent suicide than at any other time in history, the rate of suicide continues to rise in the United States. Led by the largest suicide prevention organization in the United States, with guidance from the top minds in the field and dynamic data modeling, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention has determined the programs, policies and interventions that will prevent as many suicides as possible. Project 2025 is the collaborative effort to implement and scale these strategies nationwide.”

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Mental Health America- Free Mental Health Screening Tests

“Mental Health America (MHA) – founded in 1909 – is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans. Our work is driven by our commitment to promote mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention services for all; early identification and intervention for those at risk; integrated care, services, and supports for those who need it; with recovery as the goal.”

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Man Therapy

“Working aged men (25-54 years old) account for the largest number of suicide deaths in the U.S. These men are also the least likely to receive any kind of support. They don’t talk about it with their friends. They don’t share with their family. And they sure as heck don’t seek professional treatment. They are the victims of problematic thinking that says mental health disorders are unmanly signs of weakness.

And I, Dr. Rich Mahogany, am dedicated to changing that. Part of a multi- agency effort, including the Colorado Office of Suicide Prevention and Cactus, Man Therapy® is giving men a resource they desperately need. A resource to help them with any problem that life sends their way, something to set them straight on the realities of suicide and mental health, and in the end, a tool to help put a stop to the suicide deaths of so many of our men.”

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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

“The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.”

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Pool Safely Campaign

“To Pool Safely means adopting critical water safety steps to ensure that a great afternoon at the pool doesn’t turn into a tragic one.”

“To improve pool and spa safety, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) launched Pool Safely: Simple Steps to Save Lives, a national public education campaign to reduce childhood drownings, submersion injuries and entrapments.”

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Helpful Apps

Emergency Medical Response Quick Reference App

“The NSC Quick Reference Guide is a vital reference tool used extensively throughout the Emergency Medical Response course, but it is also available to anyone who would like first aid guidance at their fingertips. It provides a list of abbreviations and memory aids, as well as an illustrated summary of treatment steps for various illnesses and injuries.”

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Pulse Point App

You know the difference early CPR and defibrillation can make in a Sudden Cardiac Arrest event. Fifty-seven percent of U.S. adults say they’ve had CPR training, and most would be willing to use CPR or an AED to help save a stranger’s life. Yet only 11% say they’ve used CPR in an actual emergency—that’s a number we can increase together.

When that life-threatening call comes in emergency responders will be ready. But what if someone was already at the scene, applying lifesaving CPR and defibrillation until they arrive? With PulsePoint, the dispatch center immediately alerts CPR-trained individuals about nearby cardiac arrest events through the free PulsePoint Respond mobile app, and also lets them know the location of the closest AEDs.

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