Suicide awareness walk focuses on need for change in attitudes


Last updated 4/15/2021 at 11:50am

Havre Daily News/Kimberly Bolta

People carrying signs with the names of people who committed suicide walk toward Tilleman Field on Montana State University-Northern's campus during a suicide awareness event.

Montana State University's Sweetgrass Society, in collaboration with the Little River Institute and Northern's Healthy Lifestyle Advocates, hosted a suicide awareness walk Wednesday with nearly 100 people in attendance.

The event featured a pair of speakers from the Fort Belknap Indian Community who talked about their experiences with suicide and how it affected their lives and communities.

The first was Sweetgrass Society President Aryn Longknife-Jake, who talked about the people she's seen take their own lives in her community at Fort Belknap, as well as her own mental health struggles....

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