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World Suicide Prevention Day

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Every 14 minutes, someone dies from suicide. That's according to the American Association of Suicidology.

That's more than 38,000 people a year, making suicide the third leading cause of death for ages 15-24 years. Montana has the third highest rate in the nation for suicides. RiverStone Health partnered with several groups to help bring awareness and education to the problem.

"This is world prevention suicide day and our goal is to create zero suicides in Montana. That's ultimately our goal. Target zero," said Mike Yakawich, Chairman of the Suicide Prevention Coalition of Yellowstone Valley.

Out of the Darkness Yellowstone Valley is holding a suicide prevention walk Sunday, September 15th, at 2:00 PM. The walk for support will take place at Veteran's Park.

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