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Multimedia Educational Tool for Suicide Prevention Program Under Development

Montana has the highest suicide rate in the nation and has ranked in the top five for more than 30 years. More than 80% of the suicides are completed by men in Montana, where a culturally endorsed tough-guy attitude makes them less likely to admit they need help. But the state's Suicide Prevention Coordinator, Karl Rosston, recently cited statistics, underscoring that the young are also profoundly affected: Montana's youth suicide rate is more than twice the national rate, with suicide resonating as the top cause of preventable death for Montana children ages 10 to 14.

Numbers such as these spurred Global Health Equity Foundation (GHEF) to formulate "Let's Talk," a community-based suicide awareness and prevention program for teens launched in Miles City in 2012, then expanded to Billings in 2013 in collaboration with Montana State University Billings. Now, GHEF is creating multimedia educational tools needed to expand "Let's Talk" to other Montana towns and cities. The multimedia educational tool will consist of two main components: a series of training videos and an online booklet explaining how to implement such a program. Click on the video for more information.

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Featured

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Eastern Montana Photobook

BUY NOW Brother-sister duo Leland and Lynna Howard celebrate Montana’s prairie region with their new book, Eastern Montana. The book underscores the beauty of this unsung landscape with striking images, poetry, and creative descriptions. Eastern Montana combines the talents...

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“American Indian Youth Address Suicide Through Innovative Media Project”

Article by Cindy Uken, cross-posted from the Billings Gazette. They are teenagers whose experiences with suicide are so vivid and gut-wrenching that you may flinch to hear them, and maybe wish you hadn’t heard them at all. Yet, a group...

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Let’s Talk Billings First Open Rehearsal Catches Billings Gazette’s Attention

“Let’s Talk Billings starts conversation about suicide” by Mike Ferguson November 22, 2013 (republished from Billing’s Gazette)   The world premiere of a 30-minute drama written and acted by Billings students took center stage at Montana State University Billings’ Petro Theatre...

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GHEF Mentioned in the Miles City Star

“Community Film Project to Focus on Teen Suicide” By AMANDA BREITBACH RAGSDALE, Star Staff Writer (reprinted with permission from the Miles City Star newspaper) “This is really a pit that you need help climbing out of,” said Heather Schmidt,...

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Mar. 4, 2013, Global Health Equity Foundation Hosts its Second Consensus Building Forum in Miles City, MT

The forum brought together a diverse group: city leaders, nurses, hospital CEOs, physicians, business owners, and other community leaders from across eastern Montana. The sheer excitement of these participants was impressive. People met and discussed what the real issues...

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News

September 20, 2016 News — Presentation and Reception for GHEF Community-Based Media Projects Set for Oct. 1 in San Francisco

Global Health Equity Foundation (GHEF) invites you to attend a presentation and reception in San Francisco on the evening of Oct. 1 for its ongoing community-based media projects in the United States and Germany. This event highlights GHEF’s My...

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January 1, 2016 News — GHEF Raising Funds to Help With Bay Area Eviction/Displacement Crisis

SAN FRANCISCO. Global Health Equity Foundation (GHEF) is seeking support for a new program created to help youth in grades 9 through 12 deal with growing problems of displacement and psychological trauma related to the surge of evictions in...

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October 26, 2015 News — “My Home My Mission” Community-Based Media Project Begins in San Francisco

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Nathalie.brilliant@ghef.org (516) 712 –0285 SAN FRANCISCO. Oct. 29, 2015. Global Health Equity Foundation (GHEF), in association with AlMyra Communications, is seeking support for “My Home, My Mission,” a new program created to help youth in...

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October 23, 2014 Symposium — Symposium “Gender Discrimination and its Impact on Health Equity” – Geneva, October 24, 2014

Symposium “Gender Discrimination and its Impact on Health Equity” PRELIMINARY PROGRAM Geneva, October 24, 2014 Scientific Coordination: Dr. Eduardo Missoni 9:00 – 9:30 – Welcome address and introduction of participants Dr. Tayeb Alhafez, President and founder of GHEF tayeb.alhafez@ghef.org...

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January 21, 2014 Media Mention — “American Indian Youth Address Suicide Through Innovative Media Project,” Billings Gazette

  Photo by Paul Ruhter Article by CINDY UKEN Cross-posted from the Billings Gazette, January 21, 2014.  Article available here: http://billingsgazette.com/news/local/american-indian-youth-address-suicide-through-innovative-media-project/article_fb8c7422-53f1-58e7-bbef-79fbc7f75428.html They are teenagers whose experiences with suicide are so vivid and gut-wrenching that you may flinch to hear them, and...

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December 11, 2013 Media Mention — Let’s Talk Billings First Open Rehearsal, Catches Billings Gazette’s Attention

(republished from Billing’s Gazette) November 22, 2013 7:59 pm  by MIKE FERGUSON mferguson@billingsgazette.com The world premiere of a 30-minute drama written and acted by Billings students took center stage at Montana State University Billings’ Petro Theatre Friday evening —...

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