Forefront Suicide Prevention is a Center of Excellence at the University of Washington focused on reducing suicide by empowering individuals and communities to take sustainable action, championing systemic change, and restoring hope.


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Every individual plays a role in suicide prevention. Launched in September 2017, the Safer Homes, Suicide Aware campaign delivers the tools, training, and resources to equip everyone with the knowledge to take immediate action now.

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Forefront's Impact

Empowering individuals and communities

We have provided suicide prevention training to over 55,000 professionals and community members across WA state. The Safer Homes, Suicide Aware campaign is working to lock and limit access to unsecured firearms and medications.

Leading policy and systemic change

Forefront has championed 9 state laws and positioned WA as the first state requiring health professionals to have suicide prevention training. Our partnerships prepare 39 high schools and 60 higher education institutions to prevent suicide.

Restoring hope to suicide loss and attempt survivors

Over 30 community organizers across the state are working to educate their communities, legislature and media on mental health promotion and suicide prevention. We believe we all have a role to play, and that together, we will save lives.