If you feel you cannot keep yourself safe, go to the nearest emergency department or call 911. If you want someone to talk to or need referral information, there are Behavioral Health Crisis Resources available to you. Find your region’s contact information here: www.healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/behavioral-health-crisis-resources
State Hospital South
700 East Alice
Blackfoot, Idaho 83221
State Hospital North
300 Hospital Drive
Orofino, Idaho 83544
State Hospital West
1652 11th Ave N
Nampa, ID 83687
Idaho Crisis and Suicide Hotline
Available 24/7 for call (800) 273-8255 or text (208) 398-4357.
The Speedy Foundation
Suicide prevention and mental health advocacy.
Community Suicide Prevention
Community education on suicide prevention/intervention skills serving southeastern Idaho.
Idaho Lives Project
Idaho Lives Project (ILP) is a partnership between the Idaho State Department of Education (SDE) and the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (IDHW). ILP is funded by IDHW’s Suicide Prevention Program and two federal grants from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. ILP’s mission is to foster connectedness and resilience throughout Idaho school communities to prevent youth suicide.
A behavioral health board exists in each region of the state. For more information on each regional board, community outreach, and events, as well as specific meeting dates and times, please visit the regional behavioral health board websites, which you may access here: healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/about-dhw/boards-councils-committees/regional-behavioral-health-boards
Mental Health Program Guidelines for Employers
To support mental health in the workplace, consider developing a Mental Health Program. Created in partnership with Central District Health, Idaho State Independent Living Council and Southwest Idaho Area – Agency on Aging, we welcome you to consider the tips laid out in the simplified guide when developing a program. Access the mental health in the workplace roadmap. Verison en Español disponible aquí.
Faces of Hope
Faces of Hope Victim Center is a warm and welcoming place, where people affected by interpersonal violence can come and receive help, with no judgment, no strings, no waitlists, and no fees. Through one door, our specialized multi-disciplinary team wraps around an individual or family and provides crisis-intervention services to stabilize them. All services are voluntary and they are provided at no cost.
Nampa Family Justice Center
The Nampa Family Justice Center (NFJC) has advocates available to help victims of abuse create safety plans, file for protection orders, and locate helpful community resources. Many of our partner agencies are on-site, making it easier for survivors to get assistance they need.
Women’s and Children’s Alliance
The Women’s and Children’s Alliance provides safety, healing, and freedom from domestic abuse and sexual assault through their 24-hour crisis hotline, domestic abuse shelter, safety planning assistance, court advocacy, therapy services, support groups, client advocacy, case management, financial empowerment, and lifeskills classes.
Advocates Against Family Violence
Advocates Against Family Violence (AAFV) works to eliminate domestic abuse by helping individuals make positive life changes through counseling, adult and teen outreach, court advocacy, affordable housing, emergency shelter services, and community involvement.
Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence
The Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence works to be a leader in the movement to end violence against women and girls, men and boys – across the life span before violence has occurred – because violence is preventable.
Help Is Here! Suicide Prevention, Emotional, and Mental Health Support Booklet
To better provide mental health resources for Spanish-speaking populations in Idaho, St. Luke’s Health System and Consulado de México en Boise developed a robust resource guide available in both English and Spanish. Access the booklets below.
Inclusive Idaho’s mission is to elevate inclusion and belonging in Idaho with an intentional focus on advocacy, support and coalition with and for and with the BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and all underrepresented, underserved, and minoritized communities.
Treasure Valley NAACP
The Treasure Valley Branch was originally established 85 years ago to follow through on the promise of equal rights for all minority communities in Idaho. The branch was reformed in 1965 and has been actively fighting civil rights issues ever since. Today, their branch carries on the goals and objectives of the National Office for all citizens of Idaho.
Idaho Human Rights Commission
The Idaho Human Rights Commission (IHRC) is an independent agency established by the Idaho legislature to help protect persons within the state from illegal discrimination. The IHRC also handles complaints under federal law deferred to them by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
ACLU of Idaho
The ACLU of Idaho is a non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of civil liberties and civil rights.
Brown Like Me
Brown Like Me offers Black Treasure Valley youth monthly educational & social activities. Mentorship | Cultural Inclusion
Idaho Commission on Hispanic Affairs
The Idaho Commission on Hispanic Affairs’ resource page provides excellent resources in Spanish and keeps up-to-date information for behavioral health, COVID-19 health, seniors, and many other areas.
The Community Council of Idaho
The Community Council of Idaho, Inc. is a rural-centered, multi-service nonprofit organization that has impacted Idaho communities since 1971. They are now the largest nonprofit serving Latinos in the state. Their purpose is to improve the social and economic status of local communities through workforce preparation, education, cultural awareness, civil rights advocacy, and well-being services.
The Community Center
TCC is committed to uniting the LGBT community, providing a regularly updated referral directory for medical, counseling, and legal assistance. We also provide information for LGBTQIA individuals considering relocation to Idaho, as well as, for employers and organizations with a desire to encourage diversity.
PFLAG is the first and largest organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people, their parents and families, and allies. PFLAG has four chapters throughout Idaho.
Gender Equity Center – Boise State University
The Gender Equity Center provides support and resources to campus members affected by: identity-related harassment; sexual harassment, sexual assault, unhealthy relationships, and stalking; life experiences related to gender, sexual orientations, and allyship; life transitions and crisis; personal, financial, or academic roadblocks.
LGBTQIA Office – University of Idaho
The LGBTQA Office provides a safe and welcoming space for students and other members of the university community to explore aspects of sexual orientation and gender identity/expression in an open and non-judgmental atmosphere.
Idaho Caregiver Alliance
The Idaho Caregiver Alliance is a coalition of individuals and organizations focused on expanding opportunities for respite across the lifespan. The Idaho Caregiver Alliance (ICA) was established in 2012 with funding from the National Lifespan Respite grant to the Idaho Commission on Aging
The Idaho Area Agency on Aging
The ICOA assists older adults and people with disabilities to remain independent, avoid institutionalization and age in place in their own homes and communities of choice.
Guardianship and Conservatorship Educational Video
LEARN Idaho has created this informational video on understanding guardianship and conservatorship in Idaho. Watch the video below for more information.
Idaho Housing and Finance Association
Idaho Housing and Finance Association is a unique financial institution and administrator of affordable housing resources. They offer resources for homeownership, rental assistance, project and business financing, and homelessness assistance
Jesse Tree of Idaho
Jesse Tree provides emergency rental and security deposit assistance coupled with case management to households at risk of eviction and homelessness.
Our Path Home
Our Path Home, the public-private partnership working to end homelessness in Ada County, launched its Housing Crisis Hotline. The hotline will serve as the single contact point for people who are experiencing a housing crisis. The team answering Housing Crisis Hotline calls understands all of the available services across the Our Path Home partnership, helps callers problem-solve their unique situation, and makes direct referrals to service providers.
People who need housing resources, information, or support can call (208) 336-HOME (4663).
ECHO Idaho is an educational resource empowering healthcare professionals in Idaho’s remote or underserved communities to treat complex chronic diseases with specialist-level expertise.
State Licensing Boards
The state licensing boards for clinicians not only provide and renew licenses for providers in Idaho, but also keep the most up-to-date information on laws, reporting practices, telehealth practices, and other important provider-related information.
National Alliance on Mental Illness Idaho (NAMI Idaho)
Among many other services, NAMI Idaho and its affiliates offer a wide range of free support groups and education programs, as well as engaging community presentations about the challenges of living with mental illness. www.namiidaho.org