to suicide prevention best practices ….
to suicide prevention best practices — we can start some crucial conversations about mental health in rural Montana, reduce stigma and save lives.”
Darla Tyler-McSherry, a member of the Montana Farm/Ranch Stress Prevention Advisory Council and director of student health at Montana State University Billings, said goals for the website include bringing attention to the issue of suicide in Montana’s farm and ranch communities and giving people practical, easy-toincorporate strategies to improve their mental health.
“Additionally, I want to communicate the message that if you or a loved one is struggling with thoughts of suicide, you are not alone and effective help is available,” Tyler-McSherry said. “Lastly, I want this project to help confirm the notion that seeking help is not a sign of weakness, but rather, a sign of incredible strength.”
More information is available at montana.edu/wellness_extn/ stress-management/mt_farm_ stress_clearing_house/project_ page.html. To learn more or to offer feedback on the website, contact Grocke at 406-994-4711 or michelle. [email protected]