Idaho ranks 6th in the United States for suicide completion. Per the Suicide Prevention Action Network of Idaho (SPAN), Idahos costs for suicide completions annually is more than $850,000 in medical care, and $343 million in total lifetime productivity lost. Suicide attempts in Idaho result in $36 million annually. Crisis management is a need for all localities. The tragedies that have taken place in Sandy Hook, Santa Barbara, Seattle, and in our own local communities illustrate that no one is immune from a crisis.
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