National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:
Mental Health and Crisis Services in Yellowstone County

24-Hour Crisis Hotlines


If you or someone else is in danger and require immediate assistance please call 911.

  • Local Numbers:
    • Billings: 406-655-7640
    • Columbus: 406-322-4821
    • Hardin: 406-655-8753
    • Red Lodge: 406-446-4692

Tumbleweed Runaway and Family Crisis Program: 406-259-2558 (local) 1-888-816-4702 (toll free)


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Request a QPR Training


QPR (Question, Persuade, and Refer) Gatekeeper Training for Suicide Prevention is a 1-2 hour educational program designed to teach lay and professional “gatekeepers” the warning signs of suicide and how to respond.


Kognito At-Risk Suicide Prevention Training


Kognito At-Risk is a 45-minute, web-based training simulation module to train faculty,  staff and students in recognizing signs of mental health issues, distress, and suicide, as well as how to communicate with and refer at-risk students. You can access the module from home or the office, and complete the training at your convenience. Click here for instructions. Go to:


Access code for faculty and staff:  msubillings


Contact Student Health Services at (406) 657-2153 to learn more about incentives to complete this program prior to 7/31/19.