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Suicide work too important to let paperwork stand in the way

Suicide work too important to let paperwork stand in the way

Who knew the biggest hurdle in getting to the bottom of suicide in Montana was a half-a-page of paperwork?

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Coroners Association leader pledges to help, not block suicide review efforts

Coroners Association leader pledges to help, not block suicide review efforts

The president of the Montana Coroners Association said he wants the organization to be part of a statewide effort to reduce the state’s suicide rate and not be perceived as part of the problem.

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As first responders, family medicine doctors receive training in suicide prevention

As first responders, family medicine doctors receive training in suicide prevention

For the first time in the 19-year history of the Montana Family Residency Program, residents will receive formalized training in suicide prevention.

July 05, 2014 12:15 am Photos

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4th Annual Suicide Prevention Conference set for Billings

4th Annual Suicide Prevention Conference set for Billings

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.

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Registration open for statewide suicide prevention conference

Registration open for statewide suicide prevention conference

For the past four decades, Montana has ranked in the top five states with the highest suicide rate in the nation.

May 25, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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NAMI Candlelight Vigil

NAMI Candlelight Vigil

Candles were lit to honor the lives of American Veterans who have committed suicide at the NAMI Candle Light Ceremony on Saturday May 17, 2014 at Veterans Park.

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Sergeant David Herrick

Sergeant David Herrick

Retired U.S. Army Sergeant and Vietnam veteran David Herrick, 72, holds a candle to honor the lives of American Veterans who have committed suicide at the NAMI Candle Light Ceremony on Saturday at Veterans Park.

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Senator John Walsh

Senator John Walsh

Senator John Walsh delivers a prayer at the NAMI Candle Light Ceremony to honor the lives of American Veterans who have committed suicide Saturday May 17, 2014 at Veterans Park.

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Avaree Thompson and Gracie Busby hold candles

Avaree Thompson and Gracie Busby hold candles

Avaree Thompson, 6, left, and her sister Gracie Busby, 9, right, hold candles to honor the lives of American Veterans who have committed suicide Saturday May 17, 2014 at Veterans Park.

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Sadie Turner lights her father's candle

Sadie Turner lights her father's candle

Sadie Turner, 18, left, lights her father Jim Turner's candle at the NAMI Candle Light Ceremony on Saturday May 17, 2014 at Veterans Park.

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David Herrick waits

David Herrick waits

Retired U.S. Army Sergeant and Vietnam veteran David Herrick, 72, waits for the NAMI Candle Light Ceremony to begin Saturday May 17, 2014 at Veterans Park.

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Joanna Hoch receives a hug

Joanna Hoch receives a hug

Joanna Hoch, right, receives a hug and a certificate from Sarah Keller, with the Montana State University Billings Department of Communications and Theater, during a ceremony to honor students involved in the Let's Talk Billings suicide awareness program.

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NAMI Billings hosts candlelight vigil to honor veterans who die by suicide

In recognition of May being Mental Health Awareness Month, the National Alliance on Mental Illness Billings will hold a memorial candle-lighting ceremony at Veterans Park at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 17.

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Kalispell police await shooting death lab results

KALISPELL — Kalispell police say they have completed their investigation and are awaiting lab results from evidence gathered in an apparent murder-suicide.

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Gazette opinion: Montana plan for reducing risk of military suicides

Twenty-two U.S. military men and women succumb to wounds of war every day.

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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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Gazette's suicide series wins national award

Gazette's suicide series wins national award

The Billings Gazette’s coverage of suicide in Montana has taken first-place honors in the Awards for Excellence in Health Care Journalism, sponsored by the Association of Health Care Journalists.

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Fundraising campaign underway for suicide awareness

"Let’s Talk Billings" has launched a Montana teen suicide awareness fundraising campaign on Rockethub.com.

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Finding causes of state's high suicide rate has become 'more personal' for prevention coordinator

Finding causes of state's high suicide rate has become 'more personal' for prevention coordinator

Since Jan. 1, at least 26 Montanans have killed themselves.

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Cody, Wyo., inmate dies in apparent suicide

Wyoming authorities said on Monday that an inmate at the Park County Detention Facility died on Saturday in what appears to be a suicide.

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