In 2018, 418 Idahoans died by suicide. Between 2014-2018, 125 Idaho school children (ages 6 to 18) died by suicide; 31 of those deaths were among children age 14 or younger. From 2014 to 2018, Kootenai County reported 168 suicides. The graph below shows the suicide rate by Public Health District for the State of Idaho. Kootenai County is in District 1 which encompasses Boundary County, Bonner County, Kootenai County, Shoshone County and Benewah County.
For more information on suicide in Idaho, click on the following link: Suicide in Idaho Fact Sheet
If you, or someone you know, is thinking about suicide, please call or text the Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline at 208-398-4357.