2nd annual Walk for Life: Raising Awareness for Suicide Prevention

The Whitefish High School is holding their 2nd annual Walk for Life: Raising Awareness for Suicide Prevention on Friday, May 29th at the High School track. The event will start at 6 pm and conclude at 9 pm. Registration is $10 per team & $5 for individuals. Raffle prizes will be awarded throughout the night, including a 2015-2016 Season Pass for Whitefish Mountain Resort!  To get a T-shirt you must register by May 20th.  The 2014 event was a huge success, raising nearly $2,000 to benefit the Nate Chute Foundation and Student Assistance Program.

Come join the board and staff of the NC Foundation in supporting this incredible event!  For a registration form, click here.

Nate Chute Hawaiian Classic Snowboard Races

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.


2 bills aiming to lower high suicide rates advance

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.

To finish reading the article:  http://helenair.com/news/local/bills-aiming-to-lower-high-suicide-rates-advance/article_00809da6-5748-59f5-bd81-5ff40fd3cd6e.html

A Friend Asks App: Friends 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/