Kim Kane, Office of Suicide Prevention Director

Suicide in Idaho: The Problem, The Solution and You

Suicide in Idaho and what we can do about it.  Information provided will include the most recent statistics, barriers to and opportunities for prevention, and what individuals, communities and systems can do to make a difference.

Kim Kane, MPA is the Program Manager for the Suicide Prevention Program in the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare’s Division of Public Health.  Before coming to IDHW, Kim was the Program Director for the Idaho Lives Project, which fosters connectedness and resilience throughout Idaho school communities to prevent youth suicide.  She is a member and co-founder of the Idaho Governor’s Council on Suicide Prevention and the former Executive Director of the Suicide Prevention Action Network of Idaho (SPAN Idaho).  Kim is a certified trainer with the Sources of Strength ongoing youth wellness program and with the QPR Institute for the QPR (Question, Persuade & Refer) suicide prevention program.  She also is trained in the Certified Psychological Autopsy Program from the American Association of Suicidology.  Kim holds a bachelor’s degree in political science, and a master’s degree in public administration, both from Kansas State University