Annual suicide prevention BBQ held in Missoula

Posted at 2:42 PM, Apr 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-22 18:56:49-04

MISSOULA – Missoulians woke up bright and early to take part in the fourth annual Veterans Suicide Awareness Run on Saturday.

The event ended with the 6th annual Heroes at Home Barbecue at Fort Missoula Regional Park where there was live music, food and free activities for the kids.

Over 40 service providers were on site to help raise awareness of the help they wish to provide to veterans.

The sponsor of the race was Extreme Sports for Veterans.

“They provide programming to help veterans get out there and get active and ultimately help them get linked up to services that will help them with thoughts of suicide,” said Anton Johnson with the Missoula Vet Center.

“You know the community involvement piece lets the veterans know that there’s people in their community that care for them and want to help support them,” he added.

Contact (406) 721-4918 for more information about the programs offered at the Missoula Vet Center.

Story by Lauren Heiser, MTN News