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Experts hope new tool will reduce suicide


January 2, 2018

Montana Department of Pulbic Health and Human Services

A poster included in the Montana Suicide Mortality Review Team Report lists numbers for a crisis text line and suicide prevention lifeline.

With Montana's suicide rate persisting in the top five for decades, health officials say they are excited about a new resource they hope will address the issue early - the Montana Crisis Action Toolkit on Suicide.

The goal for the Suicide Toolkit is that schools have available an all-encompassing, comprehensive instrument, Karl Rosston, suicide prevention coordinator for Department of Public Health and Human Services, said.

"We wanted to have an overall resource, not just for post-vention, but prevention, to give schools some tools to enable them to assess students who may be at risk an...

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