Empowering individuals and communities to take sustainable action to prevent suicide, champion systemic change, and restore hope
Forefront Suicide Prevention in the Schools Grows to 29
Suicide is the single leading cause of death among Washington’s youth. Twenty-nine high schools are being served by a ground-breaking program to build capacity in suicide prevention and partnerships to provide resources that promote mental health and social emotional learning. Read More
All Patients Safe: Suicide Prevention Training for Medical Professionals has launched
More than half of individuals who die by suicide, had visited their doctor in the month prior to death. Co-developed by Forefront and multiple partners, this interactive online training is available to all healthcare providers as required by a new state law. Read more about this first-in-the-nation training.
A Strategic Plan To Save Lives
Empowering individuals and communities
We have provided suicide prevention training to over 8,500 community members in Washington state.
Leading policy and systematic change
Positioning Washington as the first state in the nation requiring health professionals to have suicide prevention training. To date, Forefront has championed 6 legislative bills.
Restoring hope to suicide loss and attempt survivors
Postvention is prevention. We have sent over 300 Forefront Cares packages to loss survivors, and engaged students, patients, families, and community members across Washington.
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.
Visit our campaign website to learn more.
Forefront Suicide Prevention LEARN Intervention Steps
Use these five steps — anytime, anywhere, and with anyone in a crisis