Challenged by high youth suicide rates and an ongoing need to support youth behavioral health, Nampa School District has taken these five steps to identifying and addressing the problem on a daily basis

Here in Idaho, you might say that the odds are against us on the behavioral health front. After all, suicide is the second-leading cause of death for Idahoans aged 15- to 34-years-old. According to the Department of Health and Welfare, there were a total of 393 suicides in Idaho in 2017 for all ages.

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  • About the Author:

    Kathleen Tuck is Director of Communications and Community Relations at the Nampa School District in Idaho.