Suicide Prevention Action Network of Idaho (SPAN)
SPAN Idaho is the only statewide organization in Idaho dedicated to all aspects of suicide prevention including survivor of loss support. You can find suicide prevention resources covering a range of topics from warning signs, risk factors, youth suicide, school support, media guidelines, and support group information within our directory. Suicide and non-fatal suicidal behavior are major public health problems across Idaho. But, suicide is preventable. We ask that if you are in despair that you reach out to the Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1.800.273.TALK. Many people have found that talking helps to alleviate painful suicidal thoughts and feelings. There is hope, there is help.
EIRMC- Behavioral Health Center: The Behavioral Health Center is a 76-bed psychiatric hospital in Idaho Falls providing mental-health services. Part of nearby Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center, they are located on a separate campus to provide for the patient’s greatest level of privacy, comfort, and individual care. Affiliation with EIRMC gives us access to the most current and comprehensive mental health counseling services available in the region.
The Behavioral Health Center provides four separate inpatient programs to ensure that people receive individual care in settings that are appropriate for their needs. Typically the treatment structure involves group therapy, individual counseling, educational groups, recreation therapy activities, and support services.
Behavioral Health Crisis Center of East Idaho: The Crisis Center of East Idaho is about meeting the needs of individuals in a behavioral health crisis with welcoming, hopeful, and recovery-oriented values. It is intended to fill a healthcare gap by providing assessment, referral, and case management services to individuals in a behavioral health crisis. Behavioral health refers to either mental health disorders, substance abuse disorders or both co-occurring together. Their mission it to keep individuals out of emergency rooms and jails. The Crisis Center will provide a safe environment to meet the needs of individuals experiencing a behavioral health that do not need hospitalization or incarceration. The Behavioral Health Crisis Center of Idaho Falls can be reached by phone at 208-522-0727.
Ogden Regional Alcohol and Chemical Treatment (ACT) is a 28-day, full-service substance abuse treatment program approved by most private insurance companies. Government assistance may be available. Call 801-479-2250 to speak with a representative.
Madison CARES: A program designed to develop a mental health care system that works better for families and their loved ones. Having a child involved with multiple agencies can be frustrating. One of our goals is to help encourage communication throughout the different agencies. There are many parts to this program; all of which follow the guiding principles to remain: family driven, youth guided, child-centered, and culturally competent. Family recovering starts with family counseling.
The Walker Center, located in Gooding, Idaho, is a non-profit chemical dependency treatment center. Most insurance companies will cover treatment costs. The Walker Center can be reached by phone at 800-227-4190.
Helping Idaho Families assists families to find providers and resources to help them care for loved ones with mental illness or behavioral problems.
The Idaho Federation of Families: A statewide, family-driven advocacy organization providing support and education services to families with behavioral, emotional, and mental health needs. The Idaho Federation of Families can be reached at 208-433-8845.
Idaho Substance Use Disorder Services helps people with substance abuse problems locate local public and private agencies that may be able to provide appropriate care, treatment or financial assistance. You can call 800-922-3406 to speak to a representative. The service is a division of the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.
The Jason Foundation, Inc. is dedicated to the prevention of the “Silent Epidemic” of youth suicide through educational and awareness programs that equip young people, educators/youth workers and parents with the tools and resources to help identify and assist at-risk youth. The Jason Foundation can be reached at 888-881-2323 or 615-264-2323.
Mental Health America (MHA) – founded in 1909 – is the nation’s leading community-based non-profit dedicated to helping all Americans achieve wellness by living mentally healthier lives. 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, and integrated care and treatment for those who need it, with recovery as the goal.
Military OneSource is a confidential Department of Defense-funded program providing comprehensive information on every aspect of military life at no cost to active duty, National Guard, and reserve members, and their families.
Information includes, but is not limited to, deployment, reunion, relationships, grief, spouse employment and education, parenting and childhood counseling services. It is a virtual extension to installation services.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is a nation-wide grassroots mental health advocacy organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness. They focus on three cornerstones of activity that offer hope, reform, and health: awareness, education, and advocacy. The local branch of the organization can be reached by calling 208-523-2394.
National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems (NAPHS): NAPHS advocates for behavioral health and represents provider systems that are committed to the delivery of responsive, accountable, and clinically effective prevention, treatment and care for those in need of child counseling, adolescents, adults, and older adults with mental and substance use disorders.
The National Council on Aging (NCOA) is a nonprofit service and advocacy organization that improves the lives of all older adults and community organizations.
National Institute for Mental Health (NIMH): The mission of NIMH is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure. For the Institute to continue fulfilling this vital public health mission, it must foster innovative thinking and ensure that a full array of novel scientific perspectives are used to further discovery in the evolving science of brain, behavior, and experience. In this way, breakthroughs in science can become breakthroughs for all people with mental illnesses.
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.
Suicide Prevention Resource Center: The nation’s only federally supported resource center devoted to advancing the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention. They provide technical assistance, training, and materials to increase the knowledge and expertise of suicide prevention practitioners and other professionals serving people at risk for suicide. They also promote collaboration among a variety of organizations that play a role in developing the field of suicide prevention.