According to 2018 numbers provided by the American Association of Suicidology, the state of Montana has dropped from the highest suicide rate in the nation to a number four ranking. While that is certainly good news, there is much work to be done to achieve a significant and long-term reduction.
* Based on most recent 2017 data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Montana was ranked No.1 for suicide rate in the nation.
There was a 66.6% increase in suicides in L&C County from 2016 to 2018.
In the county, 28.9 percent of high school students seriously considered attempting suicide and 13.4 % attempted suicide in the 12 months leading up to the 2019 Youth Risk Behavioral Survey.