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Suicide Prevention


Helping kids and grownups navigate this difficult topic is incredibly important.  The resources on this page are meant to inform you what Glendive Public Schools is doing to address this issue.  Additionally, the resources here are available for parents and community members.  

If you have further resources that may help in this effort, please email the district office at gps@glendive.com


FACTS


Currently, the state Montana has the highest suicide rate in the country. Each year, the rate increases. 

Nationwide, suicide is the second leading cause of death among individuals between the ages of 15 and 24.

LGBTQ youth are 4 times more likely, and questioning youth are 3 times more likely, to attempt suicide as their straight peers


“Less than 20% of suicides are caused by depression. The vast majority are caused by a lack of coping skills.”

- James Lehman, MSW


School Psychologist, Dr. Brooks Gibbs
On Suicidal Ideation


RESILIENCE EDUCATOR, JEFF VELEY 
ON DEALING WITH A CRISIS