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Articles with the Tag: suicide

Arlee Warriors shine spotlight on suicide prevention Arlee Warriors shine spotlight on suicide prevention

ARLEE – After pushing play on the new Arlee Warrior Basketball video, you’d expect to see some amazing ball skills from the two-time state champions, but this time it was what the team said that made people misty eyed with pride. In the video, the team gathered to ask people to join them in a ...

Area authors share poetry, stories at public reading Area authors share poetry, stories at public reading

A  reading of poetry, rife with raw emotion and stirring imagery, entertained listeners on Saturday afternoon at the Hangin’ Art Gallery.  Audience members were asked to think about a question at the start of the gathering before acclaimed poet Heather Cahoon and others shared their work. ...

New resource opens for veterans, families in Polson New resource opens for veterans, families in Polson

POLSON – Veterans are working on a mission to help prevent suicide among their comrades and support families with a new innovative resource called RIVER or the Rural Institute for Veterans Education and Research. RIVER opened in Polson at 50183 U.S. Highway 93 about six months ago across from Flathe...

Veteran suicide numbers spur local group to action Veteran suicide numbers spur local group to action

When Sarah Dumont talks about the number of military veterans dying by suicide, it brings tears to her eyes.   “This shouldn’t be happening,” she said. “They risked their lives for our country. We need to do something to help.” Dumont is part of a local group that sta...

New group leaves divisiveness out of political discussion New group leaves divisiveness out of political discussion

POLSON – Mission Valley Rises: Democracy Engaged! is a new non-partisan community-led group bringing people together to talk about local and national issues, and Montana’s budget was the focus of their discussion on Tuesday, Oct. 24. The group developed after the 2016 presidential election lef...

Suicide awareness group lights up the night Suicide awareness group lights up the night

RONAN – Glow sticks and flashlights turned on as the sun went down and people took off for the third annual Light the Night 5K and one-mile race on Friday.  Organized by Your Life Matters Project (YLM) volunteers, the event brings awareness to suicide prevention and serves as the group’s ...

Teens gather to learn suicide intervention skills Teens gather to learn suicide intervention skills

RONAN – One of Kylei BigBow’s friends died by suicide last year. The 17-year-old Polson High School student was so overcome with grief from the loss that she decided she needed to do something about the issue. “I wanted to take that grief to help conquer this,” she said of suicide....

Briefs for Oct. 4, 2017

OPI to offer new online mental health, suicide prevention resources for teachers News from the Montana Office of Public Instruction  HELENA—The Office of Public Instruction’s Teacher Learning Hub will now offer Montana teachers a program called “At-Risk: Mental Health and Sui...

Risky teen behavior report indicates some positive trends, increased mental health issues Risky teen behavior report indicates some positive trends, increased mental health issues

Submission from the Montana Office of Public Instruction HELENA—The Montana high school results from the 2017 Youth Risk Behavior Survey have been released today by the Montana Office of Public Instruction and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The biennial survey, conducted in F...

Suicide prevention plan brought to community Suicide prevention plan brought to community

CHARLO – What do you say to a person experiencing suicidal thoughts? The National Council for Behavioral Health directed a grant to Lake County to fund a Mental Health First Aid class to help people answer that question.  The class was led by Nate Chute’s Foundation Director Joan Schmidt,...


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