Narrative Storytelling for Suicide Prevention: An Example from the Montana Let’s Talk Campaign
Stigma against suicidal ideation and help-seeking is a significant barrier to prevention. Five groups of two ethnically diverse community theatre programs were formed to analyze differences in Eastern Montana Caucasian and Native American adolescents and young adults’ experiences with stigma about mental illness and mental health treatment that affects help-seeking for suicidal thoughts and experiences. Understanding the cultural bases of experiences of stigma related to mental health treatment for suicide is necessary to create educational programs to reduce stigma and suicide for diverse groups of adolescents and young adults.
Keller, Sarah N., "Narrative Storytelling for Suicide Prevention: An Example from the Montana Let’s Talk Campaign" (2019). Public Lecture Series. 144.