BUTTE, Mont. -

Leaders from multiple Butte agencies met today to discuss how to move forward after three teen suicides in the past six weeks.

The suicides have hit the community and the high school hard. The Western Montana Mental Health Center has brought in crisis counselors and help is being extended to parents and teachers.

"I think how the community has responded overall, I think is a direction of moving forward and making progress and looking for solutions rather than looking at the past," said Western Montana Mental Health Clinical Supervisor Jeremy Fleming.

Students we spoke to tell us they are using the help offered.

"There's a bunch of posts on Facebook, of people saying 'You may not know me, but if you ever need anyone to talk to I'm here,'" said student Angela Davis.

"Everyone's opening up to everyone, trying to keep them comforted, to make them feel safe," said student Rebekah Smith.

Tuesday's meeting included members of the Butte school district, St. James Healthcare, the Western Montana Mental Health Center and city leaders.

Depression is Treatable
Suicide is Preventable
If you are in crisis and want help,
Call the Montana Suicide
Prevention Lifeline at
1-800-273 TALK (8255)