The state of Montana continues to have one of the highest rates of suicide in the nation, with a statewide average of 29.6 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.
I Want to Talk
To speak with someone immediately, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255
If life is in danger, please call 911 or go to emergency services.
Mental Health First Aid is a free community training that teaches individuals how to identify common signs of mental illness and substance use, how to interact with a person in crisis, and how to connect the person with appropriate help. To learn more information or schedule a training for your organization, contact Malia at 406.751.8182
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.