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.
Sarah Connor, based out of Bozeman, straightens the display of the PRISM artwork Friday afternoon in the Capitol Rotunda.
The winning PRISM piece, "Friends Ask," by Austin Allery was on display in the Capitol Rotunda Friday.
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.
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.