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Youth Suicide: Montana Should Lead the Way in Prevention, Not Occurrence

Youth suicide rates in Montana are nearly double the national average. Shodair Children’s Hospital has been on the front lines in the battle to prevent suicide since 1896, and is one of the state’s few acute (emergency) mental healthcare facilities.

September is National Suicide Prevention Month, and today we talk with Shodair administrators about the role the hospital plays, and the ways we can all make a difference in preventing child and adolescent suicide.

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