Suicide Prevention

On July 16, 2022, you can dial 988 to reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Learn more at the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline webpage.
Suicide Prevention Lifeline: If you are in crisis call 1-800-273-8255

800-273-8255 Suicide Lifeline | 866-833-6546 Teen Link | Lifeline Crisis Chat | Lifeline Website | Text “HEAL” to 741741 Crisis Text Line

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).

Regional Workshops

Washington State Department of Health is hosting two regional workshops to bring together people invested in suicide prevention and to collaborate on updating the State Suicide Prevention plan.

Workshops are free, and light refreshments will be provided. Compensation may be available for community members who attend.
 
Western Washington 
April 19

Tukwila Community Center
Tukwila, Washington
Workshop 11 a.m.- 4:45 p.m.
Town Hall: 5:30-7 p.m.
 
Eastern Washington
May 1

Whitman College
Walla Walla, Washington
Workshop 11 a.m.- 4:45 p.m.
Town Hall: 5:30-7 p.m.

Register online   
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Suicide Prevention Plan Listening Sessions

DOH is updating the State Suicide Prevention Plan (PDF). The update process prioritizes collaboration with people from around the state, learning from those most impacted by suicide, and highlighting the voices of folks with lived experience in suicide and suicide prevention. If you’re interested in engaging in the update process, join us at one of our upcoming focused conversations.

Lived Experience 
April 3 
4 - 5:15 p.m.
Register
 
April 9
2:30 - 3:45 p.m.
Register
 
First Responders 
April 4

1 - 2:15 p.m.
Register

April 10 
2 - 3:15 p.m.
Register
 
Agriculture Workers
April 3

1 - 2:15 p.m.
Register
 
April 10
11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Register
 
Youth 18-24
April 5

1:30 - 2:45 p.m.
Register
 
April 9
11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Register

LGBTQIA+ People
April 4

3 - 4:15 p.m.
Register
 
April 9
10 - 11:15 a.m.
Register

Veterans
April 3

11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Register
 
April 8
3 - 4:15 p.m.
Register

If you're interested in participating and can’t make one of the sessions, or if don’t see yourself represented in the groups identified above and would like to participate, send an email to Andrea Petzel for more information (andrea@broadviewplanning.com).

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