The state of Montana continues to have one of the highest rates of suicide in the nation, with a statewide average of 25.1 deaths by suicide per 100,000 individuals, compared to the national average of 13.0 per 100,000. Additionally, 5.0% of Flathead County adults reported a time in the past year when they needed mental health services but were not able to get them. Help us prevent suicide.
Common Warning Signs of Suicide:
-Change in sleeping habits
-Giving away possessions
-Talking about wanting to die
Question. Persuade. Refer. is a training to help those responding to mental health crisis. Classes are one hour in length and free to all Flathead County community members. To set up a training, or inquire about the next community class, call 406.751.8182
Gun locks are available free of charge to all Flathead County community members. Please visit the Health Promotion Office of the Flathead City-County Health Department.
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