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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 »

Annual Husky Help & Hope (H3) Walk to benefit Forefront in the Schools program

April 24, 2018

The Husky Help & Hope (H3) Walk is an annual two-mile walk hosted by Huskies for Suicide Prevention and Awareness (HSPA) and Forefront Suicide Prevention. The event is held on campus, beginning at the Sylvan Grove and will move through some of the most occupied and scenic areas on the UW Seattle campus. In 2012, three […] Read more »

Volunteer Profile: Thomas May is following his heart

April 19, 2018

Thomas May is a member of the Safer Homes Coalition and a volunteer Community Organizer with Forefront Suicide Prevention. I grew up in a rural Montana town where firearms were a part of everyday life. At the age of 10, I completed the required hunter safety class and always looked forward to the yearly grouse […] Read more »

Safer Homes, Suicide Aware travel to Spokane Gun Show

April 17, 2018

Safer Homes, Suicide Aware, led by Forefront Suicide Prevention and the Second Amendment Foundation, traveled to the Spokane Gun Show & Flea Market at the Spokane County Fairgrounds and Expo on April 7-8. Safer Homes, Suicide Aware is the work of a coalition comprised of firearms retailers, second amendment rights groups, health care providers, and […] Read more »

Kaiser Permanente and Forefront Cares partner to support newly bereaved suicide loss survivors

April 11, 2018

In Washington State, 1,131 residents died by suicide, making it the eighth leading cause of death overall in 2016. A significantly broader population is impacted by these deaths. It is estimated that for every suicide, there are at least 6 immediate survivors, and yet many suicidologists believe this to be a very conservative number. Survivors […] Read more »

Forefront in the Schools’ 2nd Annual Day of Hope brings student leaders together

April 3, 2018

On March 23, 2018, fifty people came together representing seven local high schools and three universities to participate in Forefront Suicide Prevention’s Day of Hope, featuring student representatives from members of the Forefront in the Schools (FIS) cohorts. It was a day of education, sharing best practices, and inspiration. Topics included understanding stress factors, supporting […] Read more »

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