Welcome to the Idaho Lives Project!

Our mission is to save the lives of young people in Idaho, fostering connectedness and resilience throughout Idaho school communities to prevent youth suicide.

We support our mission by maintaining and enhancing school well-being statewide. We help schools implement comprehensive, evidence-based suicide prevention and wellness programs. We train school staff how to recognize suicide warning signs and respond appropriately. We offer schools evidence-based resources and support as well as provide postvention assistance for any sudden death in a school community.

On this site you will find more detailed information about the Idaho Lives Project and its programs including suicide prevention trainings for the general public. You will also find materials to assist those of you participating in ILP programs. Thank you for visiting the Idaho Lives Project and for your interest in saving young lives.


Free Training Opportunity: Assessing and Treating Suicide Risk Training for Behavioral Health, Substance Use Disorder, and Primary Care Professionals 

The Idaho Lives Project is pleased to bring back to Idaho suicide prevention, assessment and treatment expert, David Rudd, PhD, where he will provide his suicide assessment and treatment training. This all-day training is FREE and CE’s are available. Masters/Graduate-level social work, psychology, medical students and school counselors welcome.

The training will include lecture, clinical demonstrations, case examples and Q&A. Dr. Rudd will provide training specific to behavioral health providers, primary care professionals and masters-level students in social work, psychology, and medical fields of study. The primary goal of this workshop is to provide the participant with the essential tools needed to accurately assess suicide risk, manage challenging scenarios, and provide treatment in an effective fashion.

Dr. Rudd will present at four locations: Clarkston, WA on Monday, August 10; Boise on Wednesday, August 12; Twin Falls on Thursday, August 13; and Pocatello on Friday, August 14. Although the training is free, registration is required and closes on July 24, 2020 at midnight MDT. Learn more about the training here.