September is Suicide Prevention Month! Download the calendar of events here.

Sept. 1 – Sept. 27: Suicide prevention Awareness Month Scholarship Contest, entries due Sept. 27. Shodair Children’s Hospital is calling on Montana students to submit written, video, or art entries to answer the question: “What impact has the pandemic had on the mental health of youth?” Participants must be 13 – 18 years old & enrolled in a public, private, or home school in Montana. Shodair Children’s Hospital and its partners will award four prizes of $2,500 each. Submit entries at www.shodair.org or call 444-7561.

Mon., Sept. 20: St. Peter’s Health: Mental Health Coffee Break, all day. Stop for a coffee at either location of the 1889 Coffee House and learn about St. Peter’s Health’s Taking Care of You parental support program. Participants will receive a $2-off coupon if they request information about the program. While you drink your java, learn about the importance of maternal and parental mental health so you can support you and your family. https://bit.ly/TCOYSept20

Mon., Sept. 20: Man 2 Man Peer Support for Men, Zoom at 1 p.m. Real talk with real men with real issues. We will be discussing topics that affect
the men in our communities. Tablets will be available for those in need of a communication device. We will have monthly cookouts as well. All men are
welcome. Interested? Contact Charles at: 406-461-9861/ Email: calvarez@milp.us. Sponsored by Montana Independent Living Project.

Tues., Sept. 21: Virtual QPR: Learn to Save a Life, webinar, 11:30 a.m. Learn how to save a life from suicide AND earn a $5 gift card for attending!
This free, 2-hour session of the suicide prevention training QPR is intended for anyone 18 years old and over. It will teach participants the skills they need to help friends, neighbors, and loved ones who are struggling with thoughts of suicide. The training will be held virtually. Class size is limited to 20 participants. You must attend the entire training to receive a gift card. QPR is brought to you in partnership with the Awareness Network, which is generously providing gift cards to attendees. Register at https://events.sphealth.org/events/4682

Wed., Sept. 22 – Thurs., Sept. 23: A Ruck to Remember overnight event, Wednesday 10 a.m. – Thursday at 8 a.m. at Fort Harrison. Join the Montana Army National Guard for a “Ruck to Remember,” a suicide awareness & memorial event on Fort Harrison. During the 22-hour event, soldiers and Veterans will carry rock-filled rucksacks as they lap (~ 24 miles) around the Helen Armed Forces Reserve Center. Each rock is dedicated to those who have struggled with suicide. For more information, contact Candice Griffith at candice.r.griffith2.ctr@mail.mil.

Fri., Sept. 24: Run 4-75, a race in honor of a local student who died by suicide, will be held at 9 a.m. at Jefferson High School, 312 S Main St, Boulder. Learn more by visiting the Facebook event page.

Mon., Sept. 27: Man 2 Man Peer Support for Men, Zoom at 1 p.m. Real talk with real men with real issues. We will be discussing topics that affect
the men in our communities. Tablets will be available for those in need of a communication device. We will have monthly cookouts as well. All men are
welcome. Interested? Contact Charles at: 406-461-9861/ Email: calvarez@milp.us. Sponsored by Montana Independent Living Project.

Tues., Sept. 28: Suicide Loss Support Group – Breathe Let’s Start a Conversation, 6:30 – 8 p.m., St. Peter’s Health Administration Building, 2500 E Broadway St. Join fellow loss survivors in person on every 4th Tuesday of the month. For more information, contact Jason at 406-490-3041 or Gloria at gsoja.hgam@gmail.com and 406-545-8645.

Thurs., Sept. 30: “Recovery IS Suicide Prevention” VA Facebook Live Event, 12 – 1 p.m., http://www.facebook.com/VAMontana. Join the Fort Harrison VA for a Facebook Live event at The Rocking Tree Farm featuring peer supporters and staff for a conversation about recovery and suicide prevention.

Thurs., Sept. 30: Naxolone Master Trainer Course, 11 a.m., at the Helena Indian Alliance Leo Pocha Memorial Clinic. Hosted by Leo Pocha Clinic and facilitated by Best Practice Medicine, this course consists of two components; both an on-line learning module and skills rotation in the classroom. Please do NOT register for the 9 a.m. course as it is full. Each participant must complete course registration and the online learning module. Contact Jason McNees to apply at jmcnees@hia-mt.org. There is limited seating available for this course, and is held only once annually at HIA.

October

Mon., Oct. 4: Tall Cops Says Stop, a presentation by Office Jermaine Galloway at the Myrna Loy Theater, 15 N. Ewing St., in Helena. Two sessions will be held on Monday, starting with one for law enforcement from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.; one for teachers, parents and community members from 4 – 6 p.m. The session will focus on recent drug trends. Brought to you by the Youth Connections Coalition and Lewis and Clark DUI Task Force, this event features Officer Galloway, who is regarded as one of America’s top experts in various drug and alcohol trends, he has specialized in underage drinking and drug enforcement for more than 15 years. Register for free at https://www.eventcreate.com/e/tall-cop-training-with-jerm

Mon., Oct. 4: Man 2 Man Peer Support for Men, Zoom at 1 p.m. Real talk with real men with real issues. We will be discussing topics that affect
the men in our communities. Tablets will be available for those in need of a communication device. We will have monthly cookouts as well. All men are
welcome. Interested? Contact Charles at: 406-461-9861/ Email: calvarez@milp.us. Sponsored by Montana Independent Living Project.

Tues., Oct. 5: Tall Cops Says Stop, a presentation by Office Jermaine Galloway at the Myrna Loy Theater, 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. at 15 N. Ewing St., in Helena. This sessions is intended for teachers, prevention specialists and healthcare professionals. Brought to you by the Youth Connections Coalition and Lewis and Clark DUI Task Force, this event features Officer Galloway, who is regarded as one of America’s top experts in various drug and alcohol trends, he has specialized in underage drinking and drug enforcement for more than 15 years. Register for free at https://www.eventcreate.com/e/tall-cop-training-with-jerm

Mon., Oct. 11: Man 2 Man Peer Support for Men, Zoom at 1 p.m. Real talk with real men with real issues. We will be discussing topics that affect
the men in our communities. Tablets will be available for those in need of a communication device. We will have monthly cookouts as well. All men are
welcome. Interested? Contact Charles at: 406-461-9861/ Email: calvarez@milp.us. Sponsored by Montana Independent Living Project.

Mon., Oct. 18: Man 2 Man Peer Support for Men, Zoom at 1 p.m. Real talk with real men with real issues. We will be discussing topics that affect
the men in our communities. Tablets will be available for those in need of a communication device. We will have monthly cookouts as well. All men are
welcome. Interested? Contact Charles at: 406-461-9861/ Email: calvarez@milp.us. Sponsored by Montana Independent Living Project.

Mon., Oct. 25: Man 2 Man Peer Support for Men, Zoom at 1 p.m. Real talk with real men with real issues. We will be discussing topics that affect
the men in our communities. Tablets will be available for those in need of a communication device. We will have monthly cookouts as well. All men are
welcome. Interested? Contact Charles at: 406-461-9861/ Email: calvarez@milp.us. Sponsored by Montana Independent Living Project.

Tues., Oct. 26: Suicide Loss Support Group – Breathe Let’s Start a Conversation, 6:30 – 8 p.m., St. Peter’s Health Administration Building, 2500 E Broadway St. Join fellow loss survivors in person on every 4th Tuesday of the month. For more information, contact Jason at 406-490-3041 or Gloria at gsoja.hgam@gmail.com and 406-545-8645.

Fri., Oct. 29: LivingWorks safeTALK Workshop, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Jefferson High School Library in Boulder at 312 S Main St., free. Brought to you by the Jefferson County Mental Health Local Advisory Council, this workshop is based on a simple yet effective model empowering everyone to make a difference in suicide. Participants will learn and practice powerful, life-saving skills in just four hours. To register, please email mentalhealthjcmt@gmail.com.

November

Mon., Nov. 1: Man 2 Man Peer Support for Men, Zoom at 1 p.m. Real talk with real men with real issues. We will be discussing topics that affect
the men in our communities. Tablets will be available for those in need of a communication device. We will have monthly cookouts as well. All men are
welcome. Interested? Contact Charles at: 406-461-9861/ Email: calvarez@milp.us. Sponsored by Montana Independent Living Project.

Nov. 3 – 5: 2021 Virtual Perinatal Mental Health Conference. TBD. At this conference, learn about perinatal mental health and the impact on individuals, families, and communities, and what we can do to promote health, wellbeing, and safety for those affected. This conference is recommended for all professionals who work with new and expecting parents, including medical providers, mental health professionals, lactation consultants, doulas, and other social support providers, such as home visitors. Registration opens on Monday, August 2. Stay tuned for more information at hmhb-mt.org/perinatal-conference-2021.

Mon., Nov. 8: Man 2 Man Peer Support for Men, Zoom at 1 p.m. Real talk with real men with real issues. We will be discussing topics that affect
the men in our communities. Tablets will be available for those in need of a communication device. We will have monthly cookouts as well. All men are
welcome. Interested? Contact Charles at: 406-461-9861/ Email: calvarez@milp.us. Sponsored by Montana Independent Living Project.

Mon., Nov. 15: Man 2 Man Peer Support for Men, Zoom at 1 p.m. Real talk with real men with real issues. We will be discussing topics that affect
the men in our communities. Tablets will be available for those in need of a communication device. We will have monthly cookouts as well. All men are
welcome. Interested? Contact Charles at: 406-461-9861/ Email: calvarez@milp.us. Sponsored by Montana Independent Living Project.

Sat., Nov. 20: International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day is an event in which survivors of suicide loss come together to find connection, understanding, and hope through their shared experience. Each year, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention supports hundreds of large and small Survivor Day events around the world. While each event is unique, all feature an AFSP-produced documentary that offers a message of growth, resilience and connection. Check back for updates on time and location.

Mon., Nov. 22: Man 2 Man Peer Support for Men, Zoom at 1 p.m. Real talk with real men with real issues. We will be discussing topics that affect
the men in our communities. Tablets will be available for those in need of a communication device. We will have monthly cookouts as well. All men are
welcome. Interested? Contact Charles at: 406-461-9861/ Email: calvarez@milp.us. Sponsored by Montana Independent Living Project.

Tues., Nov. 23: Suicide Loss Support Group – Breathe Let’s Start a Conversation, 6:30 – 8 p.m., St. Peter’s Health Administration Building, 2500 E Broadway St. Join fellow loss survivors in person on every 4th Tuesday of the month. For more information, contact Jason at 406-490-3041 or Gloria at gsoja.hgam@gmail.com and 406-545-8645.

Mon., Nov. 29: Man 2 Man Peer Support for Men, Zoom at 1 p.m. Real talk with real men with real issues. We will be discussing topics that affect
the men in our communities. Tablets will be available for those in need of a communication device. We will have monthly cookouts as well. All men are
welcome. Interested? Contact Charles at: 406-461-9861/ Email: calvarez@milp.us. Sponsored by Montana Independent Living Project.

December

Mon., Dec. 6: Man 2 Man Peer Support for Men, Zoom at 1 p.m. Real talk with real men with real issues. We will be discussing topics that affect
the men in our communities. Tablets will be available for those in need of a communication device. We will have monthly cookouts as well. All men are
welcome. Interested? Contact Charles at: 406-461-9861/ Email: calvarez@milp.us. Sponsored by Montana Independent Living Project.

Mon., Dec. 13: Man 2 Man Peer Support for Men, Zoom at 1 p.m. Real talk with real men with real issues. We will be discussing topics that affect
the men in our communities. Tablets will be available for those in need of a communication device. We will have monthly cookouts as well. All men are
welcome. Interested? Contact Charles at: 406-461-9861/ Email: calvarez@milp.us. Sponsored by Montana Independent Living Project.

Mon., Dec. 20: Man 2 Man Peer Support for Men, Zoom at 1 p.m. Real talk with real men with real issues. We will be discussing topics that affect
the men in our communities. Tablets will be available for those in need of a communication device. We will have monthly cookouts as well. All men are
welcome. Interested? Contact Charles at: 406-461-9861/ Email: calvarez@milp.us. Sponsored by Montana Independent Living Project.

Mon., Dec 27: Man 2 Man Peer Support for Men, Zoom at 1 p.m. Real talk with real men with real issues. We will be discussing topics that affect
the men in our communities. Tablets will be available for those in need of a communication device. We will have monthly cookouts as well. All men are
welcome. Interested? Contact Charles at: 406-461-9861/ Email: calvarez@milp.us. Sponsored by Montana Independent Living Project.

Tues., Dec. 28: Suicide Loss Support Group – Breathe Let’s Start a Conversation, 6:30 – 8 p.m., St. Peter’s Health Administration Building, 2500 E Broadway St. Join fellow loss survivors in person on every 4th Tuesday of the month. For more information, contact Jason at 406-490-3041 or Gloria at gsoja.hgam@gmail.com and 406-545-8645.