Montana Suicide Awareness & Prevention Training Act
2019 Montana Conference on Suicide Prevention Information.
Helping Parents by Dr. Scott Poland
The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance) has released the first-ever National Recommendations for Depicting Suicide in entertainment content, in collaboration with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Entertainment Industries Council (EIC). Representatives from the entertainment industry and suicide prevention field provided input on the recommendations, which advance Goal 4 of the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention. Studies have found that the way the media covers suicide can influence behavior negatively by contributing to increased suicidal behavior among viewers, or positively by encouraging help-seeking and recovery. These new recommendations aim to help members of the entertainment industry--content creators, scriptwriters, and producers--tell more balanced and authentic stories involving suicide that promote hope and healing.
National School Board Association Publication: Fostering Safer Schools
Treatment-Resistant Depression & the Neurobiology of Suicide: Watch Webinar here: http://fifthfreedom.org/l/yp
Description: The Montana Suicide Awareness and Prevention Training Act was passed by the Montana Legislature in 2015. The Act directs the Montana Office of Public Instruction to provide training and technical assistance to schools in Montana about youth suicide awareness and prevention training. House Bill 381 Training Guidance Document was designed to help your school community decide what kind of training fits with your current needs.
If you or someone you know are in crisis,
please call the Montana Suicide Prevention Lifeline 24/7 1-800-273-Talk (1-800-273-8255).
Or, use the Crisis Text Line, text MT to 741-741.
OPI Staff are here to help:
Tracy Moseman, Coordinated School Health Unit Director - 406.444.3000
Holly Mook, Title IV A SSAE Program Manager - 406.444.0773