The 5B Suicide Prevention Alliance Welcomes You

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The 5B Suicide Prevention Alliance, in collaboration with others, builds a resilient county through increasing awareness, understanding, and action around suicide prevention.

We focus on educating our community about knowing and understanding the signs of emotional distress while promoting and emphasizing the importance of every day healthy habits. 

The 5B Suicide Prevention Alliance, comprised of Blaine County citizens and organizations, is working to prevent suicide and educate our community about mental health.  We bring together the voices of mental health advocates and providers, medical community, public and private schools, law enforcement, faith community, social service agencies, parents, and community members.  Contact us for more information.

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Bringing Change

Our strategy is to prevent suicide in our community by giving presentations on  "The Know Five Signs"  and "Healthy Habits," from the international organization The Campaign to Change Direction's. These presentations create common community language, and help people recognize the signs of emotional distress in someone, or themselves, connect people to helping resources, and remind people the importance of Healthy Habits of emotional well-being,

To date, we have provided free education to thousands of community members and partners, students, buisinesses and churches. If you or your organization would like to schedule a free presentation, please contact us!

Here's a link to Laurie Strand and Erin Pfaeffle's Know the Five Signs virtual presentation:  https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/10c67c24-e7c8-4b7e-95e5-56a3fe9aa035


You Connect. You Reach Out. You Inspire Hope. You Offer Help. 

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One Step at a Time

"The goal of the Campaign to Change Direction [our educational intiative] is to change the culture of mental health so that all of those in need receive the care and support they deserve. The Campaign encourages everyone to pay attention to their emotional wellbeing – and it reminds us that our emotional well-being is just as important as our physical well-being.  We provide a tool, the Five Signs of Emotional Suffering and the Healthy Habits of Emotional Wellbeing, so that we all have a common language to identify when someone is suffering and how we can stay emotionally healthy."

Contact 5B Suicide Prevention Alliance

213 N Main St. Bellevue, ID 83313

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What They’re Saying


Mary Williams

Erin, Just wanted to send you and Laurie a big thank you for the Know the 5 Signs training you did for the YMCA  Leadership Team. This is such an important issue in our community and opening the lines of communication on this topic is so vital. Our team really felt like the training you conducted was both meaningful and useful. 

Having open dialog about this issue helps us recognize our colleges and members that might be struggling with their mental health and assists us in being careful in our approach as we all strive to take care of ourselves and our fellow community members.

I can wholeheartedly recommend this training to other community businesses and nonprofits.

Thank you

Mary Williams

Director of Healthy Living

Wood River Community YMCA

P O Box 6801

101 Saddle Rd

Ketchum, ID 83340



The Y is for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.