Mayor’s Challenge

Mayor’s Challenge to Prevent Suicide Among Service Members, Veterans, and their Families”

Key Objectives of the Mayor’s Challengemayor's challenge logo

  • Build an interagency military and civilian team of leaders will develop and implement a strategic action plan to prevent and reduce suicide attempts and completions at the local level
  • Acquire a deeper familiarity with the issues surrounding suicide prevention for service members, veterans, and their families (SMVF)
  • Increase knowledge about the challenges and lessons learned in implementing strategies by utilizing city to city sharing
  • Employ promising, best, and evidence-based practices to prevent and reduce suicide attempts and completions at the local level
  • Define and measure success, including defining assignments, deadlines, and measurable outcomes to be reported

Helena Mayor’s Challenge Strategies

MONTANA TEAM – Helena & Billings

Lewis & Clark Public Health, Riverstone Health, MT-DPHHS, MT Army National Guard, Cities of Helena & Billings, South Central Regional Mental Health Center, MT VA, Billings & Helena Vet Center, East Helena Public Schools, Center for Mental Health, Military OneSource, Helena Job Service, Volunteers of America, NAMI, St. Peter’s Health

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Mayor’s Challenge team during a Helena site visit in May 2018.
MT Team with Congressional Delegation
Mayor’s Challenge team that traveled to Washington, D.C., for the SMVF Policy Summit.