Embracing suicide prevention and awareness in Missoula County

SEELEY LAKE - While Montana has the highest suicide rate in the United States, Missoula County continues to make improvements through education, outreach and services provided to those in mental health crisis. Nancy de Pastino, Suicide Prevention Coordinator Missoula City-County Health Department, presented on suicide prevention and resources available in Missoula County at the Seeley Lake Community Council meeting Jan. 13.

Montana has the highest rate of suicide in the nation – twice the national average in 2017. Despite the state statistics, the number of suicides in Missoula County has stea...


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