Montana is known for many things, awesome mountains and the endless prairie, “Big Sky Country,” big-hearted people and much more. It’s also known as one of the top states throughout the entire U.S. for suicide. Montana’s suicide rate is one of the highest per capita, ranking in the top five in all age groups for the past 40 years. Suicide affects all demographics, all races, everyone from teenagers to the elderly and our veterans.
Ride for Tomorrow is a motorcycle event that features riders making their way around the state to spread suicide awareness and information. It made its debut last year and this year’s 1,500-mile route has the participants taking a pit stop in Shelby on Friday, June 24.
All members of the community are invited to come and show their support for the cause and get more information on suicide awareness and resources at Main Street Convenience parking lot Friday afternoon at approximately 4 p.m., when the riders will be coming through, stopping briefly to spread the word, fuel up and enjoy a refreshment or two. There will be a table featuring pamphlets and information on suicide awareness, prevention and resources.
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