Forefront Suicide Prevention is a Center of Excellence at the University of Washington focused on reducing suicide by empowering individuals and communities to take sustainable action, championing systemic change, and restoring hope.


Every individual plays a role in suicide prevention. Launched in September 2017, the Safer Homes, Suicide Aware campaign delivers the tools, training, and resources to equip everyone with the knowledge to take immediate action now.

Visit our campaign website to learn more.

Forefront's Impact

Empowering individuals and communities

• Provided suicide prevention training to over 30,000 professionals and community members across WA state. • The Safer Homes, Suicide Aware campaign is working with firearm retailers and gun owners to lock and limit access to unsecured firearms.

Leading policy and systematic change

• Positioning WA as the first state requiring health professionals to have suicide prevention training. Forefront has championed 9 state laws. • Our partnerships prepare 29 schools and 13 higher education institutions to prevent suicide.

Restoring hope to suicide loss and attempt survivors

• Helped 325 loss survivors heal through our Forefront Cares program. • Over 30 community organizers are working to educate their communities, legislature and media giving them hope because their struggle has positive purpose.