The Montana Legislature has passed Rep. Jonathan Windy Boy’s HB 118 to provide a million dollars worth of funding for community-based grants for suicide prevention.
NAMI Montana has been working on this effort for a long time. We are deeply thankful to Rep. Windy Boy for his leadership, the Montana Legislature for their bipartisan support, and Governor Steve Bullock for his long-standing commitment to this effort.
The bill is headed to the Governor’s desk. Now it’s up to mental health and suicide prevention advocates in Montana communities to start coming up with evidence-based ideas to apply for these grants and implement efforts to save lives across this great state!