The Lewis and Clark Suicide Prevention Coalition (LCSPC) exists to empower the entire community to prevent suicide through mental health and suicide prevention education, multi-dimensional projects and programs that address the complexity of the public health problem, and stigma-fighting campaigns. The Coalition supports evidence-based interventions and policies to create a community that is smart about mental health and suicide while serving as a place where loss survivors can heal.
Mental Health Awareness Training is a primary function of Lewis and Clark Suicide Prevention Coalition. Under a five-year grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the program and Coalition deliver free mental health and suicide prevention training to first responders, medical and mental health professionals, and the general community in Broadwater, Jefferson, and Lewis and Clark counties.
Upcoming Training and Awareness Opportunities
Safer Communities Montana (SCM)advocates for suicide prevention in Lewis and Clark, Broadwater, and Jefferson Counties through collaboration with the firearm and pharmaceutical communities to reduce means access by people at-risk. SCM does so by providing appropriate suicide prevention tools and training to pharmacies, firearm-related businesses, health providers, and community members.
For more information and to learn how you can get involved, please visit the Safer Communities Montana webpage.
Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors (LOSS) Team of Lewis and Clark County Area provides new suicide loss survivors in Lewis and Clark County with practical assistance, resource connection, and hope. A LOSS Team is made up of behavioral health professionals and community members who have lost a loved one to suicide.
For more information and to learn how you can get involved, please visit the LOSS Team webpage.
988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline
You can learn more about some of the Coalition’s critical interventions, including LOSS Teams, Safer Communities Montana, and mental health training, at the website.
You can also engage with the Coalition through Facebook and Instagram!
The Coalition meets from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. on the third Wednesday of every month via Zoom. Contact Suicide Prevention Coordinator Jess Hegstrom at jhegstrom(at)lccountymt.gov for the link.
Suicide is preventable. Depression is treatable. Mental wellness and recovery are possible.
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