Don’t Give Up - National Suicide Prevention Week

September 6, 2022

National Suicide Prevention Week is September 4–10 and the Boise Police Department hopes this week serves as a reminder that you are not alone, you matter and there is hope.

This month, you may see officers wearing and sharing wristbands with similar messages.  Officers often respond to calls for service involving a suicide or suicide attempt and every time it’s a tragedy for officers, friends, families, schools, and entire communities.

Preventing suicide is a community effort and one that our city and state support through the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. If you or someone you know is struggling or needs support now, you can call or text 988, or visit

don't give up wristbands

Idaho also has crisis centers across the state for adults to get help.

Crisis Centers

Pathways Community Crisis Center of Southwest Idaho

7192 Potomac Drive
Boise, Idaho 83704

Northern Idaho Crisis Center 

2195 Ironwood Court, Suite D
Coeur D’ Alene, Idaho 83814

Western Idaho Community Crisis Center

524 Cleveland Blvd., Suite 160
Caldwell, Idaho 83605

South East Idaho Behavioral Crisis Center

1001 N 7th Ave N Ste 160
Pocatello, Idaho 83201

Behavioral Health Crisis Center of East Idaho

1650 N Holmes Avenue
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83401

Crisis Center of South Central Idaho

570 Shoup Avenue W
Twin Falls, ID 83301

Rural Crisis Center Network

Locations in Lewiston, Orofino and Moscow

988 crisis line

Another important step is learning how to recognize potential suicide risk in individuals, how to speak to them effectively, and how to get them to help. Idaho’s Department of Health and Welfare has information about warning signs online and ways to help.

Contact: Boise Police Media Relations

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