Avitus Group joined the community to support the Yellowstone Valley Out of the Darkness Walk September 17, 2017. Hundreds of community members and business community members met at Veteran’s Park in Billings, Montana to raise money and awareness for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – Montana Chapter

The AFSP Montana Chapter was founded in 1987. It is the statewide chapter for Montana of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. AFSP is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death.

The Mission: Save Lives and Bring Hope to Those Affected by Suicide. If you are in Crisis or experiencing emotional stress, please call 800-273-8255

The  Montana Chapter follows the mission of AFSP, with emphasis on spreading suicide prevention awareness and education all around Montana, on reducing stigma for mental health treatment, and providing resources after suicide loss. Suicide is largely preventable because 90% of people who complete suicide have a treatable mental illness.