Rural Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Resources resources for rural mental health and suicide prevention.

Resources for Rural Mental Health and Suicide Prevention- We Care for the Country.

MSU Extension and an associated statewide advisory council have developed an online clearinghouse of resources for a wide range of topics related to stress and mental health. The clearinghouse was created specifically for ag producers and their families, but it contains a wealth of information for anyone interested in learning more about causes of stress, stress prevention and management, and overall mental health. To access the site, please click on this link: https://msuextension.org/wellness/stress-management/mt_farm_stress_clearing_house/


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
The Crisis Text Line- Text “mt” to 741-741


Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration 
SAMHSA National Helpline 1-800-662- HELP (4357) 

SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline 1-800-985-5990

If you are in a severe life-threatening crisis, please call 911 or otherwise contact your local law enforcement and emergency medical services.

Drug Disposal 

Old prescriptions left unsecured in the home can often be an easy sources for someone thinking about abusing prescription medications and can pose danger to pets or children who may accidentally ingest them. They can also be confusing for elderly people who may have multiple prescriptions. Do not throw pills in the trash or dispose by flushing. 


Montana Treatment Provider Information

Substance Abuse Disorder Providers and Level of Care in Montana 

Resources for Rural Leaders

USDA Rural Community Action Guide- Once thought to be a problem only in big cities, the addiction crisis is crippling small towns and rural places across rural America. No community, geography, or zip code has escaped its reach.


Montana County Resource Guides


Montana State University Extension Addressing Mental Health in Non-Clinical Settings. Find a local trainer for Mental Health First Aid Courses.


Ask in Earnest- You don’t have to be a professional mental health counselor to help save a life.  Just as our name indicates, asking in earnest can make a difference.


Farm Town Strong- The opioid crisis has struck farm and ranch families much harder than the rest of rural America. Farm towns will overcome this epidemic through strong farmer-to-farmer support and the resilience of our communities.


QPR Training- Question. Persuade. Refer. Three steps anyone can learn to help prevent suicide. Individual, Organization or Professional Training Options.