The blue sky is the limit to what we can do together to help make everyone happy and healthy.SM So Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana launched a statewide Big Blue Sky InitiativeSM to help fight opioid abuse, rising suicide rates and meth and heroin epidemics. The Big Blue Sky InitiativeSM is ready to put resources in the hands of the communities we serve, so we all get through this together.

By bringing health care providers, community groups, state government and other stakeholders together to fight this fight, we can set a positive example for years to come. Because with everyone’s help, there’s hope.

Read this story to learn more about the work we’re doing to break suicide’s grip on Montana.

Remote Learning for Montana Families

We are pleased to announce that in response to the extensive shutdown of Montana schools, our partner EVERFI is making available a new Family Portal that allows parents to receive direct access to a library of 20-plus digital courses for K-12 students for a limited time. The courses include Mental Wellness Basics, which we’ve already made available to schools throughout Montana through the Big Blue Sky Initiative’s suicide prevention efforts.

At a time when parents are struggling to balance work and childcare, and assisting with remote learning, EVERFI has created a solution to provide quality educational content on life’s most critical topics, including mental wellness, digital wellness, prescription drug safety, financial readiness, career exploration, and many more. Signing up for this content is easy! Here are the four steps you need to take:

  • Visit the EVERFI Family Portal
  • Select your state
  • Select your child’s school name
  • Receive the full catalog of age-appropriate courses for your child