For decades, Montana has ranked in the top five in the nation for suicide rates. It’s a troubling statistic and an issue that has likely touched most Montanans in some way.
MTN is teaming up with Montana experts - people who are passionate about saving lives - to look into suicide in the state and how to lower the rate, and ideally eliminate suicide.
The “MTN Zero Suicide Initiative” is about telling people’s stories and looking into statistics to cultivate change and provide resources.
“It’s a personal responsibility of all of us to gain knowledge, to become educated and not be nonchalant about this issue that’s a very grave and troubling issue in our state,” said Greg Tilton, the chair of the Cascade County Mental Health Local Advisory Suicide Prevention Team.
Suicide awareness and prevention resources: