Feature Articles

Forefront’s Policy Priorities 2019-21

January 9, 2019

Scientific American recently called the U.S. suicide rate “nothing short of an epidemic,” with one life lost every 11.7 minutes. Washington’s suicide rate is 11 percent higher than the national average, with 1,292 deaths in 2017 including 255 veterans, 87 young people under 19, and approximately, 7,782 new survivors of suicide loss negatively impacted by […] 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 »

Forefront partners with UW Student Veteran Life to raise awareness about veteran suicide this Memorial Day

May 14, 2018

Memorial Day is a sacred day in the military community. It is a day in which we celebrate and honor our fallen service members and mourn the loss together with our surrounding community. “In the military, we are taught to destroy things,” Dr. Sam Powers, Director of Student Veteran Life said. “It’s the purpose of […] Read more »

Tom Esch uses his gift of music to shine light on stimga of mental illness and to promote suicide prevention

May 9, 2018

Music has the ability to bring people together. Whether it is to unite in solidarity or to simply enjoy the beat and vibes, there is a quality about music that ignites people. 36 year old Tom Esch is a father, teacher, and musician. Though he was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a semester on […] Read more »

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