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Articles with the Tag: suicide

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,...

Programs bring community together to support suicide awareness, prevention Programs bring community together to support suicide awareness, prevention

ARLEE – The first of several dinners developed around suicide awareness began at the Brown Building on Wednesday, March 15. It wasn’t a dinner where people got up and spoke about how to prevent suicide, although information was available in pamphlet form if anyone wanted it. The event was more...

Briefs for March 22, 2017

Have coffee with Chief Weaver, visit RPD website, Facebook RONAN — The public is invited to attend “Coffee with the Chief” at 9 a.m. Tuesday, March 28, at Ronan Café. Chief Ken Weaver will talk about the operations of the police department, discuss community matters and the impo...

Your Life Matters offers two scholarships

LAKE COUNTY — Your Life Matters, a local group bringing suicide awareness and mental health education to local communities, is offering two $1,000 scholarships to local students. Scholarship money was raised through the annual Light the Night run on Oct. 30, 2016. Eligible student applicants...

Race brings light to suicide awareness Race brings light to suicide awareness

RONAN – People dressed in costumes of all kinds, including a real dog wearing a wig on Friday night during the second annual Light the Night race. The Ronan Volunteer Fire Department set up trucks with flashing lights to help direct traffic while people ran or walked through town. More than 120 part...

Suicide prevention takes a comedic approach Suicide prevention takes a comedic approach

CHARLO – In an effort to make it easier to talk about suicide prevention, the Your Life Matters Project brought in a comedian to talk to students in schools from Arlee to Ronan. YLMP Youth Member Hailey Schippers introduced the speaker in Charlo on Friday, explaining that the group organized last fa...

Briefs for Jan. 20, 2016

Suicide awareness group presents speaker LAKE COUNTY — The Your Life Matter Project will bring motivational speaker Kasey Nickleson into local middle/high schools during school hours in an effort to bring suicide awareness and to encourage asking for help and being a good friend to local kids...


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