Organizers of this year’s Nate Chute Hawaiian Classic snowboard races at Whitefish Mountain Resort are using the Crowdrise crowd sourcing Web site with the goal of raising $10,000. In 2014, racers raised $7,000 using Crowdrise.
More than 120 snowboarders will converge on the backside of Big Mountain on March 21-22 for the annual races to benefit the Nate Chute Foundation, a Whitefish-based nonprofit focused on reducing suicides among young Montanans.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Two bills aiming to lower Montana’s extremely high suicide rate advanced in the Legislature Friday.
A bill requiring suicide prevention training for health care providers narrowly passed a House committee, while a measure requiring similar training for school employees was endorsed by the full House.
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A Friend Asks App:
“A Friend Asks” is a FREE smart-phone app that helps provide the information, tools and resources to help a friend (or yourself) who may be struggling with thoughts of suicide. Download the app today and encourage friends and family to do the same. Education is the key to prevention and with information like this as close as your smartphone; you could help save a life!
The “A Friend Asks” App contains the following information:
- warning signs of suicidal ideation
- how to help a friend
- how to get help now
- what to do and what not to do
- the B1 Program
If in an immediate crisis, call 911. If you, or a friend, need to talk with a counselor for help or need resources available in your area, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (anytime 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255) or use the Get Help Now button on the app.
It can be downloaded at http://jasonfoundation.com/get-involved/student/a-friend-asks-app/
Click HERE to read the Governor’s Montana Suicide Review Team Issues First Report
John Glueckert, the administrator of the Montana State Hospital at Warm Springs, walks across the campus on Oct. 10. At a rate of 23.4 deaths per 100,000 people, Montana’s suicide rate continues to be nearly twice the national average.
Claire Manson, Butte High School senior, is president of Teens Advocating a Safe Community. She recommends that youth download the free suicide prevention app, “A Friend Asks,” on Android or iPhone programs
A local suicide prevention group is recommending a new cell phone app for digitally connected youth. “A Friends Ask”
Tuesday September 9, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM MDT
University Center at The University of Montana
32 Campus Drive
Missoula, MT 59812
Click here for more details and registration
Brochure for parents which includes information on how to recognize signs of depression in their children, treatment options, and suggested resources for different age groups.
Youth Suicide Prevention Program
Youth Suicide Prevention Program
Shame and stigma continue to play major roles in the lives of many teenagers who live with a mental illness, according to a recent study and the testimony of some suicide loss survivors. Researchers at Case Western Reserve University found that 90% of adolescents taking medications for a mental illness said they had experienced some form of stigma. Even for well-supported teens, such experiences can lead to shame and isolation – challenges that are often compounded by young people’s relative inexperience in managing a mental health condition. These factors can keep adolescents from seeking the help they need if they become suicidal. Some families who have lost a child to suicide have responded by promoting community and school awareness programs designed to create more accepting environments.