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The "stop, drop and roll" of suicide prevention is coming to the Iron Range

Now Matters Now

St. Louis County is some of the prettiest country there is, and we don't have traffic congestion, noise pollution or other big-city problems. So why is the suicide rate here more than one-and-a-half times that of the Twin Cities metro?

Access to help might be one reason.  It's harder to come by in rural areas.  Then there's not wanting everyone to know your business in a small community, or the worry about what people would think if they saw you going into a therapist's office.

Thrive Range has $320,000 and four years to knock down the barriers to getting mental health care, and they're not wasting any time.

More information about Thrive Range can be found here on their website.

Thrive Range also has a Facebook page.

Now Matters Now is a website offering skills and support for coping with suicidal thoughts.

Additional Resources:

Crisis Hotlines:
218-723-0099 – Crisis line, Amberwing (Essentia Health)
1-800-634-8775 (toll free) – Minnesota crisis line, Human Development Center
218-749-2881 or 1-800-450-2273 (toll free) – Crisis line, Range Mental Health Center
218-348-1817 – Advocacy crisis line, Fond du Lac Human Services Behavioral Health

715-395-2259 – Wisconsin crisis line, Human Development Center
715-392-8216 – Crisis line, ?Douglas County Health & Human Services-Mental Health?

Text “Life” to 61222 – Suicide prevention texting hotline for teens
1-800-273-TALK (8255) (toll free) – National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-866-488-7386 (toll free) – Crisis line for LGBTQ teens and young adults, The Trevor Project
1-800-273-8255, press 1 - Veterans Crisis Line. Confidential chat at: VeteransCrisisLine.net or text to 838255.






Lisa Johnson started her broadcast career anchoring the television news at her high school and spinning country music at KWWK/KOLM Radio in Rochester, Minnesota. She was a reporter and news anchor at KTHI in Fargo, ND (not to mention the host of a children's program called "Lisa's Lane") and a radio reporter and anchor in Moorhead, Bismarck, Wahpeton and Fergus Falls.Since 1991, she has hosted Northland Morning on KUMD. One of the best parts of her job includes "paying it forward" by mentoring upcoming journalists and broadcasters on the student news team that helps produce Northland Morning. She also loves introducing the different people she meets in her job to one another, helping to forge new "community connections" and partnerships.Lisa has amassed a book collection weighing over two tons, and she enjoys reading, photography, volunteering with Animal Allies Humane Society and fantasizing about farmland. She goes to bed at 8pm, long before her daughter, two cats, or three dogs.
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