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Articles with the Tag: suicide

Resiliency key to improved mental health Resiliency key to improved mental health

For Sam Ore, a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), mental health and physical health “are part of the same continuum. When our mental health goes, a lot of the time it’s a sign that something’s up physically, that we’re not tending to our whole system.”  Ore, a fifth...

Memorial ceremony pays tribute to Afghan war heroes Memorial ceremony pays tribute to Afghan war heroes

POLSON – A little more than two dozen Mission Valley citizens and veterans made their way to the Lake View Cemetery in Polson to pay their tribute and respect to those fallen Montana military service members who lost their lives in combat serving in the Afghanistan War, the longest war in United States...

Lake County detective honored as Deputy of the Year Lake County detective honored as Deputy of the Year

By Rob Zolman               Valley Journal POLSON — Although he typically tries to avoid the limelight, Lake County Detective Scott Sciaretta said being recognized by his peers is “very special” and appreciated. He was given the 2021 Deputy of the Year ...

Crisis lines available in Montana

News from DPHHS MONTANA — Mental health crisis lines available to Montanans include the Montana Crisis Text Line, Montana Suicide Prevention Lifeline, Montana Warmline and Thrive by Waypoint Health. The Crisis Text Line is available 24/7 by texting MT to 741 741; the Montana Suicide Prevention ...

Area code must be dialed for all calls in Montana starting Oct. 24, 2021

News from the Montana Public Service Commission  MONTANA — On July 16, the Federal Communications Commission approved the designation of 988 as the new, nationwide, three-digit abbreviated code for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The 988 hotline will provide a phone number for Ameri...

Governor announces new crisis counseling hotline

News from the Office of the Governor  MONTANA — Governor Steve Bullock announced that a new crisis counseling hotline funded by a $1.6 million federal grant is now available to aid Montanans struggling with their mental health due to the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 public health emergency...

Suicide Prevention Hotline 9-8-8 signed into law

News from the Office of Senator Tester   U.S. SENATE — Critical mental health resources will be more accessible than ever for folks in crisis following the signing of U.S. Senator Jon Tester’s bipartisan National Suicide Hotline Designation Act of 2020 into law.  “Nobody sh...

Boys and Girls Club opens second facility in Lake County Boys and Girls Club opens second facility in Lake County

POLSON – When kids flew off the first bus parked in front of Polson’s brand new Boys and Girls Club on Monday, they opened doors to “a dream come true,” says executive director Aric Cooksley.  “For me personally, the biggest thing is that we, as adults within this commun...

Gianforte marks National Suicide Awareness Month

News from the office of Congressman Gianforte WASHINGTON — Congressman Greg Gianforte (R-Mont.) recently spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to mark National Suicide Awareness Month. “Unfortunately, Montanans are all too familiar with the epidemic of suicide,” Gi...

Suicide Prevention Month offers Montanans new opportunities to ‘Be There’ for others who are struggling

News from the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs  MONTANA — September is National Suicide Prevention Month and marks an opportunity for all Montanans to have a role in preventing suicide in our communities. Each year, more than 45,000 Americans — including more than 6,000 Veterans – d...


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