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Articles with the Tag: suicide

Teenagers get involved in suicide prevention Teenagers get involved in suicide prevention

ARLEE – Lane Johnson, 17, dribbled a basketball down a concrete court in his hometown with the skill of a state champion and easily dropped the ball through the hoop.  His skill developed after hours of practice and years of playing the game, and in that time, he never thought he would become a...

Tech camp offered for Native students Tech camp offered for Native students

News from Salish Kootenai College Tech 4 Good Program PABLO – In a community where hope for a bright future sometimes seems in the far reaches, the Flathead Tech4Good initiative aims to offer opportunities that build technological skills and inspiration for future opportunities. To empower area yo...

Students start school conversations about suicide Students start school conversations about suicide

A group of students at St. Ignatius High School have organized to start conversations about mental health and suicide in their school. Their organizing was a reaction to the many completed and attempted suicides that have happened in the county over the past year. Students have had enough direct and indir...

Native Youth Conference brings future leaders together Native Youth Conference brings future leaders together

PABLO – High School students from Arlee, St. Ignatius, Pablo, Polson, Missoula, Hot Springs, Helena and Hardin converged at Salish Kootenai College for three days last week to develop leadership skills and talk about issues important to them to help foster change. Laurencia Starblanket helped her pe...

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 ...


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