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Widow of 9 months calls attention to Montana's suicide rate

Widow of 9 months calls attention to Montana's suicide rate

On Jan. 13, Brandon Jackson left for work as usual — or so his wife thought.

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'Suicide prevention is everyone’s business,' says Out of the Darkness walk organizer

'Suicide prevention is everyone’s business,' says Out of the Darkness walk organizer

Hundreds of people, many who have lost friends and family to suicide or who know the pain of depression, will take to the streets Sept. 21.

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Would you know if someone is suicidal? If not, there is opportunity to learn

Would you know if someone is suicidal? If not, there is opportunity to learn

Montana’s suicide epidemic gets some help with an increase in the number of people trained to recognize the signs of someone who is contemplating suicide.

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Coping with suicide is focus of gathering of survivors

Coping with suicide is focus of gathering of survivors

Twenty people gathered Saturday at a Billings Clinic conference room for a topic that none of them would willingly have chosen to know anything about: suicide.

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Health Matters: Interventions proven to help prevent suicide

For the first time, suicide has surpassed car accidents as the leading cause of injury-related death in the United States.

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Statewide suicide-prevention workshop set for May

Statewide suicide-prevention workshop set for May

For the first time in at least nine years, a master trainer in suicide prevention has been invited to Montana to prepare educators, clergy, medical personnel and others to teach suicide prevention in communities throughout the state.

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Suicide victims' loved ones often suffer guilt, thinking 'If only I had ...'

Suicide victims' loved ones often suffer guilt, thinking 'If only I had ...'

For the person who puts a bullet in his head, the pain and suffering are over. For the friends and family, it is only the beginning.

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Keep condolences to suicide survivor simple, such as, 'I'm sorry for your loss'

Keep condolences to suicide survivor simple, such as, 'I'm sorry for your loss'

The topic of suicide makes people uncomfortable.

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Guest opinion: Save lives - Help raise awareness of mental illness

As many know, my son John completed suicide 13 years ago, ending his five-year struggle that began with puberty.

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Lack of knowledge from public is a big problem with suicide

Montana has the highest per capita suicide rate in the United States, according to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

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Out of Darkness Walk for Suicide Prevention set for Sept. 16

The 9th annual Out of Darkness Walk for Suicide Prevention is scheduled for Sept. 16 at Veterans Park, 13th Street West and Poly Drive in Billings. The event is hosted by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and its Montana AFSP Chapter and the Suicide Prevention Coalition of Yello…

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Groups promote suicide education, awareness

Groups promote suicide education, awareness

While Montana has the highest per capita suicide rate of all 50 U.S. states, several groups gathered on Monday at RiverStone Health in hopes of giving a boost to suicide prevention efforts in Yellowstone County.

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Gazette opinion: Let’s shed light on Montana’s suicide problem

Later this month, several hundred people are expected to gather in Veterans Park to walk Out of The Darkness of suicide. Some will be people who have survived their own suicide attempts, others survive the loss of loved ones who took their own lives. Mental health care professionals and othe…

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'The Bandit Invincible': Local author explores the mystery of Butch Cassidy

'The Bandit Invincible': Local author explores the mystery of Butch Cassidy

Twenty-five years ago, Larry Pointer published a provocative book on a famous Western outlaw.

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Walk participants increase hope for suicide prevention

We say a heartfelt thank you to everyone who supported our Out of the Darkness Community Walks for suicide prevention in Billings, Miles City and Missoula. Businesses (large and small), artists, local media, people who cope with depression, survivors of suicide loss, students and people of a…

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International Survivors of Suicide Day Telecast

The Montana Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will present the International Survivors of Suicide Day telecast on Nov. 19 from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Billings Clinic's Mary Alice Fortin Center. Refreshements will be available at 10 a.m., and a sharing circle will take …

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Suicide Prevention Awareness Day set for Sept. 13

In recognition of Suicide Prevention Week, a local group is setting aside Tuesday as Suicide Prevention Awareness Day.

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Gazette opinion: Community support boosts mental health for all

Knowledge about mental illnesses has advanced tremendously in the past two decades. “Best practices” have been developed to help seriously mentally ill people recover and live productive lives.

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