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K12 Youth Suicide Prevention


The Idaho Youth Risk Behavior Survey from 2021 showed that suicide is currently the second leading cause of death among youth in Idaho. Of those surveyed, 45% of Idaho students had stopped doing some of their usual activities because they felt so sad or hopeless almost every day for two weeks or more in the last year. Additionally, 28% of students in Idaho purposely tried to hurt themselves without wanting to die one or more times and 11% of Idaho students attempted suicide in the previous year.

About the Series

ECHO Idaho’s K12 Youth Suicide Prevention series is led by an interdisciplinary panel comprised of a child psychologist, school social worker, school counselor, school nurse, gender diverse youth advocate/specialist, and indigenous mental health specialist.

Participating in ECHO Idaho helps you connect with other peers statewide. These sessions are designed to be collaborative, engaging and immediately applicable to your practice.

In the sessions, you’ll learn about various approaches and resources to help identify risk and protective factors, which help to increase a person’s willingness and ability to intervene with a student at risk of suicide. In addition, participants will receive insightful feedback on student cases. 

Virtual sessions will meet January - May.

Time and Dates: 4-5 p.m. MT on the following dates:

Jan. 17, 2024
Feb. 7, 2024
Feb. 21, 2024
March 6, 2024
April 3, 2024
April 10, 2023
April 17, 2024
May 1, 2024

ECHO Idaho’s full series schedule is available here.

The target audience is school-based professionals, which includes school counselors, social workers, psychologists, nurses, and administrators. However, all clinicians and behavioral health specialists not working in school are also welcome.

Participation in ECHO Idaho is free for educators, clinicians, and organizations.

Please register here for the ongoing sessions.

Once you register, you’ll receive convenient, day-of Zoom access direct to your inbox – join us as your schedule allows. 

  • No-Cost Accredited Continuing Education: ECHO Idaho offers free accredited continuing education/professional development credits.
    • Dual-licensed professionals seeking Continuing Education (CE/CME): Claim credit for attending any of ECHO Idaho’s sessions. Refer to  ECHO Idaho’s Continuing Education page for additional information regarding CE/CME credits by profession.
    • Professional Development (PD) Credit for Educators: Participation in 15 live and/or asynchronous sessions is equivalent to one (1) semester credit hour. Credits will be transcribed through the University of Idaho’s College of Education, Health and Human Sciences.
  • Virtual Community: Connect with other school-based professionals across Idaho to increase professional satisfaction, decrease feelings of isolation and curate a virtual community.
  • Improved Quality of Care: Health care and education professionals who participate in ECHO increase their knowledge and self-efficacy.


ECHO Idaho is led by the University of Idaho and the WWAMI Medical Education Program. The K12 Youth Suicide Prevention ECHO series is supported by funding from the Idaho Department of Education's Youth Suicide Prevention Program.

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Contact Project ECHO

Physical Address:

Idaho Water Center
322 E. Front Street, Ste. 222
Boise, ID 83702

Phone: 208-364-4072

Fax: 208-364-3178