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Community effort needed to prevent suicide, experts said


August 9, 2019

Specialists and health professionals agree the only way for Montana to deal with the statewide suicide crisis is to work together in a joint community effort. 

In Montana suicide is still running rampant.

The latest data available, from 2017, showed Montana had the highest rate of suicide per capita in the nation, 28.9 per 100,000 residents, just ahead of Alaska, which had 27 per 100,000 residents.

A recent study done by Seniorliving.org — online at https://www.seniorliving.org — said that in 2018 Montana had a rate of 29.8 suicides per 100,000, which is a 64.4 percent increase ove...

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