Suicide Prevention in Washington
Suicide is a serious public health problem in Washington. It affects people of all ages in communities across the state.
Because suicide is one of the leading causes of early death in Washington, preventing it improves the health of Washingtonians and our communities. The Washington State Department of Health is taking many actions for suicide prevention and guides implementation of the WA State Suicide Prevention Plan (PDF).
The Department does not provide crisis intervention services. If you are thinking about suicide, you are not alone. Please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255). Counselors are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week
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I'm thinking about suicide or have thought about suicide before.
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I want to prevent suicide in my community.
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Suicide Prevention and Community Support Tools
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Resources for Health Professionals
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- Sharing Data to Prevent Adult Male Suicide 2015–2018 (PDF)
- Sharing Data to Prevent Older Adult Suicide 2015–2018 (PDF)
- Sharing Data to Prevent Young Adult Suicide | 2015–2018 (PDF)
- Sharing Data to Prevent Youth Suicide 2015–2018 (PDF)
- Sharing Suicide Data to Save Lives (PDF)
- Veteran Suicide Data 2015-2018 (PDF)