Feature Articles

Education Day: Organizations come together to show support for suicide prevention

February 13, 2019

By Kim Eckart – UW NEWS For every person who dies by suicide, at least another six are directly impacted — survivors who must cope with a type of loss that can be particularly disabling. The nearly 1,300 suicides in Washington in 2017 — including 255 veterans and 87 people under age 19 —left behind […] Read more »


Forefront receives Boeing grant for veteran suicide prevention

By Kim Eckart – UW NEWS With veterans’ mental health issues gaining increasing attention nationwide, Boeing has awarded a $205,000 grant to Forefront Suicide Prevention at the University of Washington. The award will help support Forefront’s Safer Homes, Suicide Aware campaign, expand veteran-specific outreach that addresses the needs of Washington veterans, their family members, and the providers and institutions […] Read more »


Forefront’s Legislative Priorities 2019

January 9, 2019

In 2017, there were 1,292 deaths by suicide in Washington state, including 255 veterans, 87 youths under the age of 19 and 77 construction workers (the industry with the highest rate of suicide).  Additionally, there were approximately 7,782 new survivors of suicide loss adversely impacted by this complex form of trauma who are now experiencing […] Read more »


Ted Land of King 5 News Wins 2018 Washington Award for Excellence in Coverage of Mental Health and Suicide

November 20, 2018

Local King 5 News reporter, Ted Land, has been awarded the 2018 Washington State Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Media Award for his segment “Washington teens help peers confront suicide epidemic.” The piece highlighted the Forefront Suicide Prevention in the Schools program and Teen Link, a helpline through Crisis Connections. The award, which includes a $500 prize, is […] Read more »


Forefront Cares Transitions to Crisis Connections

October 5, 2018

Forefront Suicide Prevention is proud to announce that Forefront Cares will formally transition to Crisis Connections effective October 15th, under the new name CC Cares. We are deeply grateful for our volunteer mentors, to Forefront co-founder Sue Eastgard for starting the Forefront Cares program, and to Kristin Spexarth and Jennifer Barron for nurturing it. For […] Read more »


Pacific place to host ‘Fashion Meets Film’ event celebrating the life and work of legendary fashion icon Alexander Mcqueen to benefit Forefront Suicide Prevention

August 2, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 30, 2018  PACIFIC PLACE TO HOST ‘FASHION MEETS FILM’ EVENT CELEBRATING THE LIFE AND WORK OF LEGENDARY FASHION ICON ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Shopping Center’s Exclusive Fall Fashion Preview and Special Showing of the 2018 Documentary ‘McQueen’ to Raise Money for Forefront Suicide Prevention!  SEATTLE – July 30, 2018 – Pacific Place, a […] Read more »


Where suicide prevention becomes law

Dr. Hayley Gorton, a research and community pharmacist, and a Winston Churchill Memorial Trust (WCMT) Fellow 2018, recently visited Forefront Suicide Prevention. Below, check out her blog post about her visit. I write this from somewhere above the Rocky Mountains. Perspective or what! I wanted to try and get my thoughts down whilst I’m technically still […] Read more »


Call for entries: Washington State Mental Health and Suicide Reporting Award

June 19, 2018

Call for entries: Washington State Mental Health and Suicide Reporting Award $500 award honors outstanding in-depth coverage of suicide and mental health; deadline to enter is Tuesday, July 31, 2018. Entries are now being accepted for the 2018 Washington Award for Excellence in Coverage of Mental Health and Suicide. The award is jointly sponsored by […] Read more »


Annual Husky Help & Hope (H3) Walk bring “Drug Take Back” to UW Campus

The annual two-mile walk known as the Husky Help & Hope (H3) Walk hosted by HSPA and Forefront Suicide Prevention took place last month. The event was held on campus and began at the Sylvan Grove and moved through some of the scenic areas on the UW Seattle campus. “I’ve been to charity walks in […] Read more »



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