Two original Billings theater productions have become the centerpiece of “Let’s Talk Billings,” a suicide prevention campaign that uses media and arts workshops to reach teenagers.
College can be a rough time for some students, with about one in 10 students reporting they have experienced significant depression or suicidal thoughts during their college careers.
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.”
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.
For the first time in the 19-year history of the Montana Family Residency Program, residents will receive formalized training in suicide prevention.
HELENA — A standing-room-only crowd of more than 250 people from across Montana turned out for the 2014 Montana Conference on Suicide Prevention.
HELENA — Montana’s Suicide Review Team, the first of its kind in the nation, is running into some roadblocks as it examines “gruesome” documents hoping to discover how more suicides can be prevented.
Myriad efforts are under way throughout Montana to combat the state’s runaway suicide rate, all of which are aimed at raising awareness and equipping more people to identify those who are suicidal.
Every 65 minutes, a veteran takes his or her life. That's roughly 22 veterans in the span of a day.
In a very real sense, The Billings Gazette — and other media — have become victims of our own taboo.
Twenty-two U.S. military men and women succumb to wounds of war every day.
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.
Since Jan. 1, at least 26 Montanans have killed themselves.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The state House has passed a bill that would require suicide prevention education for teachers and school administrators.
Every suicide in Montana after Jan. 1 will be studied as the state’s new Suicide Review Team begins to examine the reasons behind the public health crisis that has plagued the state for decades.
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.
The numbers alone don’t tell the whole story, just the worst of it.
For the first time, suicide has surpassed car accidents as the leading cause of injury-related death in the United States.
A small crowd gathered outside the RiverStone Health building Tuesday to commemorate World Suicide Prevention Day.
The documentary film, “Let’s Talk Miles City,” featuring an original theater production created and performed by Miles City high school students, will be shown Thursday at Petro Theatre at Montana State University Billings.
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