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CONTACTS:

Ronja Abel, Communications Director, Governor’s Office, (406) 444-9725
Marissa Perry, Press Secretary, Governor’s Office, (406) 444-4514
Jon Ebelt, Public Information Officer, DPHHS, (406) 444-0936

Governor Bullock, Montana Broadcasters Association to Continue Partnership to Raise Awareness about Suicide Prevention

TV, Radio PSAs promote Suicide Prevention Lifeline and Crisis Text Line

HELENA – On Tuesday, April 23, Governor Steve Bullock and the members of the Montana Broadcasters Association (MBA) will announce the continuation of a media campaign of TV and radio public service announcements that focus on raising awareness about suicide prevention in Montana.

The media campaign first launched in April 2017 and will now continue for another year. 

Recent statistical information from the same time period when the ads first began airing illustrate a dramatic increase in the usage of the Montana Suicide Prevention Lifeline, the Crisis Text Line, and the number of people trained on suicide prevention.

WHO: Governor Steve Bullock; DPHHS Director Sheila Hogan; Tamy Wagner, Montana Broadcasters Association Board Chair; Kim Spurzem, University of Montana Center for Children, Families and Workforce Development; Matt Kuntz, NAMI-MT

WHAT: Suicide Prevention Media Campaign Announcement

WHEN: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 10:00AM

WHERE: Governor’s Reception Room, Montana State Capitol, Helena, MT