Montana Suicide Awareness & Prevention Training Act
National School Board Association Publication: Fostering Safer Schools
Treatment-Resistant Depression & the Neurobiology of Suicide: Watch Webinar here: http://fifthfreedom.org/l/yp
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).
PBS News Hour Clip on Suicide Prevention in Schools
Nearly 1 in 5 teens seriously considers suicide. Can schools offer relief? Watch the clip to find out:
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