Suicide is among the most pressing public health issues of our time. 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 about 1,300 suicide deaths each year. Suicide in our state disproportionately affects young people, veterans, Eastern Washington residents, Native Americans and middle-aged Caucasian men.
Forefront Suicide Prevention does not offer crisis services, counseling or referrals. However, we can share resources that may help you and your loved ones.
Every one can play a role in suicide prevention.