More Montana middle and high school students could be screened for anxiety, depression and suicide risk starting next year. A bill that would make this available to districts statewide was introduced at the Legislature this week.
As cases of COVID-19 and related hospitalizations increase in Montana, medical leaders are asking residents to take actions to prevent the spread and help avoid the impacts on health care systems and schools as seen in other states. The president of the Montana Medical Association is urging people to get vaccinated and wear masks indoors. The messaging is not new, but the arrival of the delta variant is making it more urgent.