The elderly population makes up 12 percent of the overall population of the U.S. and 18 percent of all suicide deaths. With the baby boomer generation aging well into the 50-plus age range, we are looking at a major public health issue. According to the Montana Department of Health and Human Services, the highest rate of suicide occurs among middle-aged adults.
(Lyle Manley, Sweetgrass Books, 2014 [ vol.1] and 2016 [vol.2]; By AARON PARRETT Between them, the two volumes of Lyle Manley’s memoir, Adventures of
Elakaka — where people are tough and resilient. Letting emotional turmoil get in the way of work is not even an option.
Montanans are proud of their state, and they have many nicknames that exemplify that pride.
Native American stories inspired the nickname that stuck for the Chinooks—we call them the snow eaters today.