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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 »


Secure Drug Take-Back Act Passes in Washington House

February 13, 2018

ESHB 1047 Bill addresses the tragedy of the opioid crisis in Washington State. “Washington’s Drug Take Back bill is so important to reducing the toll of suicide and suicide attempts in our state, which cause mass devastation and cost our economy millions each year.” - Jennifer Stuber, Ph.D, Faculty and Policy Director, Forefront Suicide Prevention at the University of Washington Read more »


Forefront joins with the JED Foundation to support mental health programs for students

January 30, 2018

“Nearly 4 out of 5 college students report that emotional distress impacts their academic performance,” said Jennifer Stuber, a UW associate professor of social work and co-founder of Forefront Suicide Prevention. Forefront and the JED Foundation are leading a statewide consortium of schools to enhance suicide prevention programs. Read more »


Firearm owners flock to gun lock giveaway event and suicide awareness message

December 20, 2017

Last weekend, the Puyallup Gun Show brought together suicide prevention advocates and the firearms community. Nearly 300 people held conversations with the Safer Homes, Suicide Aware team at the Washington Arms Collectors event at the Washington State Fairgrounds. Participants learned that firearm and medication locking devices can save a life from suicide. The event transformed […] Read more »


Champions of Change reception: Celebrating suicide prevention leaders

December 12, 2017

Forefront’s Advisory Board members hosted a small gathering for this year’s “Champions of Change” award winners. At last week’s reception, current and previous winners spoke about their ongoing work in their areas of achievement: training, community advocacy, and media. Forefront co-founder Sue Eastgard, Forefront board member Melissa Allison, and state Representative Tina Orwall gave brief […] Read more »


Forefront Suicide Prevention among partners shaping Facebook’s global suicide prevention AI upgrade

November 28, 2017

Nearly three years after Forefront Suicide Prevention began its historic collaboration with Facebook, a new era of suicide prevention tools is emerging. Yesterday, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced a more proactive upgrade to its artificial intelligence (AI), mentioning Forefront Suicide Prevention among the suicide prevention partners and first responders that have helped to shape different […] Read more »


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