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Suicide Prevention

If you are currently experiencing an emergency, please dial 9-1-1.

The Suicide Prevention Program is a community resource that aims to prevent suicide through (inter-agency) awareness and education. This program does not offer direct service or intervention.

“Suicide is not chosen, it happens when pain exceeds resources for coping with pain.”
(Author Unknown)

Statistics

Suicide is nationally the third leading cause of death among young persons 15 to 24 years old.

The National Suicide Rate is 10 per 100,000; in Washington (from 2000 to 2004) youths age 15 to 24 took their lives at a rate of 11.1 per 100,000.

Washington State’s suicide rate is 10 percent higher than the national average. In Washington, suicide is the second leading cause of death for young people 15 to 24 years old, only motor vehicle accidents occur more frequently.

Community Resources

Behavioral Health Resources
Mental Health Services: (360) 704-7170 or (800) 825-4820
Click here to visit the BHR website.

Crisis Clinic
Crisis Line (24 hours/day, 7 days/week): (360) 586-2800
Youth Help Line: (360) 586-2777
Click here for the Crisis Clinic website.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
National Suicice Prevention Lifeline: (800) 273-TALK (8255)
Click here for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline website.

Providence St. Peter's Hospital

Reception/Operator: (360) 491-9480
Mental Health Services: (360) 493-7060 or (800) 434-7792
Click here for St. Peter's Hospital website.

Youth Suicide Prevention Program
For information: (206) 297-5922
Click here for Youth Suicide Prevention Program website.

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