Montana Suicide Awareness & Prevention Training Act
National Sucide Prevention Week
September 9 - 15, 2018
Please meet Dr. Scott Poland, Co-Director of the Suicide and Violence Prevention Office, Nova Southeastern University
Dr. Poland authored the article titled National Suicide Prevention Week Is September 9 to 15: What Do We Need to Know and Do? to give guidance and information with regards to Suicide Prevention. To Read the full article please click here.
The Montana Crisis Action School Toolkit on Suicide (Montana CAST-S 2017) was developed by Dr. Scott Polland and Dr. Donna Polland in a collaboration between the Big Sky Regional Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and NAMI Montana to support Montana school communities in meeting the requirements of Montana's state legislation statutes HB 381 (2017) and HB 374 (2015).
***Netflix: 13 Reason Why Season 2 is coming soon! The Jed Foundation and Suicide Awareness Voices of America (SAVE) put together great resources for Talking Points and 13RY Resource website. Netflix also filmed *Beyond the Reasons as a tool to assist parents and teens structure the conversation and encourage youth struggling to speak up and seek help. (*show is rated TV MA)***
Download the #LetsTalk App at Designed to support youth.
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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