Montana Suicide Awareness & Prevention Training Act
Homelessness a Clinical Marker for Suicide amoung Youth
Researchers discovered that children and teenagers experiencing family homelessness are at higher risk for emotional distress, self-harm, suicidal thoughts and attempted suicide than nonhomeless youth. “It’s important to conduct research on the health of youth who’ve experienced family homelessness because these youth and their parents have not historically been able to give voice to tell the world about themselves and what they need to thrive,” Andrew J. Barnes, MD, MPH, assistant professor and fellowship director, developmental-behavioral pediatrics, University of Minnesota, told Healio Psychiatry. Read more by going to the following website.
To learn more about children and youth in Montana experiencing homelessness, go to OPI's Title IX website.
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, Project Aware - MT SOARS - 406.444.0773