Feature Articles

Fall Academy: Two cohorts rev up at start of Forefront in the Schools

November 14, 2017

With two cohorts of high schools from across Washington state now in the Forefront in the Schools program, a new dynamic is emerging. Thirteen schools are entering the program’s third and final year feeling prepared to mentor their new peers. “One of the most valuable aspects of this program has been collaboration with other schools,” […] Read more »


Suicide prevention is front and center at construction summit

November 13, 2017

Last month, about 160 construction insiders and suicide prevention advocates gathered to discuss suicide prevention and mental health. Forefront’s Faculty Director Jennifer Stuber presented Forefront’s LEARN training to show the five steps to intervene with someone at risk for suicide, and spoke about the role everyone has to play in preventing suicide. The summit was […] Read more »


Schools working with Forefront win Trevor R. Simpson Award

From hosting stress management workshops to enacting Pippin onstage, local students’ projects highlighting mental health and suicide prevention led to three high schools winning a combined $5,000 in Trevor R. Simpson Award funds. Award grantors Scot and Leah Simpson, who lost their 16-year-old son Trevor to suicide in 1992, presented plaques to Mt. Si High […] Read more »


Restoring Hope: 500 supporters gather to celebrate Forefront’s fifth anniversary

October 20, 2017

Five-hundred people gathered on Oct. 18 for Restoring Hope, a gala event at the University of Washington to honor the vision, work, and five-year anniversary of Forefront Suicide Prevention. Raising nearly $220,000, Restoring Hope set Forefront on the path for new suicide prevention milestones in Washington state. In the past year, Forefront trained over 7,000 individuals in suicide […] Read more »


Forefront Suicide Prevention to host Restoring Hope, a fifth annual event & fundraiser

October 5, 2017

Hundreds of suicide prevention advocates will dine together Wednesday evening, Oct. 18 in the University of Washington’s HUB Grand Ballroom to experience Forefront Suicide Prevention’s Restoring Hope event. Registration ($50/individual, $500/table) is required, and includes dinner and parking. The program celebrates Forefront’s fifth year as an innovation center within the University of Washington School of […] Read more »


Safer Homes, Suicide Aware: Kick-off disperses free life-saving material to Grays Harbor families

September 15, 2017

"Every fire starts with a little spark. Safer Homes is that spark, which will help others to save families from grief." Read more »


VA Mental Health Summit: Panelists highlight resources, Safer Homes, veteran suicide prevention

September 7, 2017

Part of a fast-growing national and local effort to boost veteran suicide prevention resources, Forefront panelists were among many local voices in the systemic effort to create suicide-safer world for veterans and their loved ones. For too many veterans, the transition to the civilian world is fraught with difficulties that put them at higher risk […] Read more »


Now accepting nominations for 2017 “Champions of Change” Awards!

August 18, 2017

HOW TO NOMINATE: Please email a statement to Forefront’s interim awards coordinator. No attachments necessary. Include the following details: – Which award you are nominating someone for; – A statement of the nominee’s outstanding work in suicide prevention; – Nominee contact information (email address, phone number), if available. ABOUT: This fall, Forefront honors outstanding contributions to suicide prevention during the […] Read more »


Two years later, a look at suicide prevention in three rural Washington counties

July 5, 2017

After making inroads in areas with the state’s highest suicide rates, Forefront’s rural initiative has closed one chapter – while continuing another. Coalitions have been forged and thousands have received suicide prevention training and resources since the 2015 launch of a rural initiative funded by a pooled grant with Washington Women’s Foundation and the state Office of […] Read more »


Forefront launches nation’s first-ever suicide prevention training developed for and by pharmacists

June 5, 2017

A message of proactive suicide prevention – and hope – reached a critical audience last weekend: A packed house of about pharmacy professionals at the Northwest Pharmacy Convention. Jennifer Stuber, faculty director of Forefront, a social impact center at the University of Washington School of Social Work, co-delivered a seminal three-hour training with Brandy Singer, […] Read more »


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