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Karl Rosston

Experts: Empathy key to reducing suicide rate

Experts: Empathy key to reducing suicide rate

Rather than just putting people at risk for suicide on watch with a surveillance camera, the best strategy for stemming Montana’s highest-in-the-nation suicide rate may be found through what John Cutcliffe calls “warm, care-based, human-to-human contact.”

September 19, 2014 2:51 pm Photos

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'I want his sons ... to grow up and have no shame in how their father died,' mother says

'I want his sons ... to grow up and have no shame in how their father died,' mother says

The mother of an Emigrant man who killed himself in 2011 has vowed to do whatever possible to prevent other families from experiencing the suicide of a loved one, including rallying some of the state’s leaders in health care and suicide prevention.

July 18, 2014 6:30 am Video Photos

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Suicide conference draws more interest than it can accommodate

Suicide conference draws more interest than it can accommodate

HELENA — A standing-room-only crowd of more than 250 people from across Montana turned out for the 2014 Montana Conference on Suicide Prevention.

June 28, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Butte struggles for answers after three teens commit suicide

Butte struggles for answers after three teens commit suicide

The pews were filled with as many people as they could handle. Other friends and loved ones lined the walls of the small church. Even more packed the hallway, standing shoulder to shoulder to the front door of the building.

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State's suicide prevention coordinator has high hopes for new Suicide Review Team

State's suicide prevention coordinator has high hopes for new Suicide Review Team

For more than 30 years, Montana health officials have hypothesized about the causes of the state’s high suicide rate, chief among them social isolation, easy access to firearms, alcohol use and abuse and the stigma associated with mental illness.

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Statewide prevention conference speaker: Suicide a symptom of larger issue

The numbers alone don’t tell the whole story, just the worst of it.

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Master trainer shares suicide prevention tips in Helena

Master trainer shares suicide prevention tips in Helena

HELENA — Bryan Moreland was a fifth-grader at Miles Avenue Elementary School in Billings when his grandfather shot himself on the Rimrocks above the city.

May 09, 2013 2:03 pm Photos

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Montana's suicide prevention coordinator, program under scrutiny

Montana's suicide prevention coordinator, program under scrutiny

Montana’s 5-year-old suicide prevention program and its coordinator are under scrutiny from critics who question the program's effectiveness in reducing the state’s suicide rate. They want the state Legislature to review the program.

December 06, 2012 12:15 am Photos

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Suicide of a sister leads to path helping others

Karl Rosston, suicide prevention coordinator for the state of Montana, talks about his personal experience with suicide that led him to his career-long fight against suicide.

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Montana's suicide rate leads the nation

Montana's suicide rate leads the nation

There’s a romance to Montana that beguiles. Ask anyone to define the state and they’ll mention the mountains, the wide-open spaces, the stoic, hardworking cowboy culture. Like all great places, though, it comes with trade-offs.

November 25, 2012 12:30 am Photos

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Karl Rosston

Karl Rosston

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Park County to launch suicide prevention website

LIVINGSTON — Park County will launch a suicide prevention website during a 6 p.m. gathering Thursday at the Best Western Yellowstone Inn.

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Recent jail suicides highlight stubborn issue in Montana

MISSOULA — Michayla Brilz, at once funny and troubled, in love with her children and afraid of losing them, lost her battle with despair last month.

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Reasons for suicide amplified for Native Americans

All the reasons that put young people at risk of suicide in the country at large are amplified on Indian reservations.

February 20, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Wounded by suicide

Wounded by suicide

Montanans kill themselves at a rate twice the national average, and it's been that way for decades.

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Suicide difficult to discuss

BUTTE — Karl Rosston accepted the challenge to fight suicide in Montana three years ago when he became the state’s first suicide prevention coordinator.

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