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Crisis Resources

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Idaho has a range of behavioral health crisis resources other than emergency departments that are available including youth crisis centers, crisis phone lines, and the Idaho Crisis & Suicide Hotline (call or text 988) if you or someone you know is considering suicide or needs to talk.

If you feel you cannot keep yourself or your youth safe during an emergency, go to the nearest emergency department or call 911.

More information about Idaho’s crisis resources is available below.

If you are considering suicide or need to talk, you can call or text 988 – the Idaho Crisis & Suicide Hotline.

Idaho has Regional Behavioral Health Crisis phone lines available for people around the state 24/7. Find one close to your area.

The Optum Idaho Member Access and Crisis Line is toll free and available 24/7 at 1-855-202-0973 if you feel overwhelmed and need someone to talk to.

Youth Crisis Centers

Idaho has a growing network of Youth Crisis Centers.

The centers provide a calm environment for youth aged 12-17 to de-escalate. This gives parents and/or guardians time to re-group during crisis situations. These centers help young people who are experiencing mental health or substance use challenges that greatly disrupt their lives and negatively impact their families. The centers provide supports and services during the early stages of a mental health crisis before more intensive, costly, and restrictive interventions are required. Services for youth are 100% voluntary and free of charge. Walk-ins are welcome and no referral is needed. Stabilization is available for up to 23 hours, 59 minutes. Doors are open 24/7.

Rise UpTeen and Child Crisis Center of East Idaho
1140 Science Center Dr. Idaho Falls, ID 83403
Please visit

ProActive Youth and Family Support Center
264 Main Ave. South, Twin Falls ID 83301
Please visit

Pathways Youth Community Support Center
9196 E. Emerald, STE 100 Boise, ID 83704

Western Idaho Youth Support Center
204 10th Ave. S. Nampa, ID

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