Women’s Charitable Foundation gives $30K grant to Suicide Prevention Hotline Funds will allow for targeted training and outreach to rural counties By Meridian Press staff email@example.com May 16, 2017 (…) The Idaho Women’s Charitable Foundation awarded the Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline $30,000 to conduct training and outreach events in Adams, Elmore and Washington counties.The hotline will identify “gatekeepers” in these counties and bring them to Boise for a two-day suicide prevention workshop, said John Reusser, hotline director. The hotline will also send trainers to each county for more training events. × Advertisement “We’ll enlist trainees in distribution of outreach materials, and strategically place (Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline) billboards in each county,” Reusser said in a press release.The suicide prevention hotline provides trained, professionally supervised listeners who offer support, safety planning, and resource referrals to those who call or text the hotline. A call or text can be the first step in identifying a serious mental health concern and getting help, according to the press release. The Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline is a statewide, nationally accredited service operated by qualified staff and 80 trained volunteers who are equipped with a best-practices, evidence-based model of suicide intervention.The Idaho Women’s Charitable Foundation was founded in September 2001 by a small group of women with a mission to inspire other women with the power of collaborative philanthropy.Sixteen years later and more than 365 members strong, the foundation has invested over $3.5 million to 86 pooled-fund grant recipients in Southwest Idaho, according to a press release. More from this section Meridian ranked 13th nationwide for population growth in 2016 Posted: 11:39 a.m. Seattle Seahawks' Doug Baldwin to visit Victory Middle Posted: 10:44 a.m. Dog of the Week: Marty Posted: May 26, 2017 10 schools get grant for suicide, violence and bullying prevention Posted: May 25, 2017 Boise Hawks to hold National Anthem auditions June 7 Posted: May 25, 2017 Comments Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language. PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK. Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything. Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person. Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article. Latest E-Edition Meridian Press Read the latest edition of the Meridian Press in our e-edition format, which combines the familiarity of the printed-paper format with the convenience of reading on your phone, tablet or desktop computer from anywhere. Issues prior to August 18, 2016 YouReport This is your chance to be the reporter. Tell us what's going on with you, your kids, and your community. Share your child's latest achievements, talk about that pothole that never gets fixed, or just speak your mind on what is happening in your community. Submit Your Articles Share the news that is important to you and your community. Post articles about local events, sports teams, community organizations, and more! Submit Your Photos Do you have a great local photo that you want to share with the world? Add it here!