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Community Mental Health Service

Gazette opinion: Build better mental health system with community care

Montana’s struggling mental health care system may finally be getting much-needed attention.

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Mental Health Center expands services to include adolescents for first time in 18 years

Mental Health Center expands services to include adolescents for first time in 18 years

For the first time since 1996, adolescents with mental health issues — and their families — will have access to counseling and psychiatric services through the Billings-based community mental health center.

August 01, 2014 7:00 am Photos

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Gazette opinion: Reform must start with support for community care

The state may be able to more effectively serve individuals who have similar treatment needs if it reviews and reconfigures its system of public institutions.

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Gazette opinion: Powerful interventions help Mental Health Center

Happy New Year greetings ring true at the Mental Health Center that serves Yellowstone and 10 neighboring counties.

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Gazette opinion: How to prevent unnecessary trips to Warm Springs

If Yellowstone County residents were admitted to Montana State Hospital at the same rate as the rest of the state, the psychiatric hospital would have seen dozens more patients last year.

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Gazette opinion: Community care best prescription for mental health

Fifty years ago this month, President John F. Kennedy signed the Community Mental Health Act, a law that has helped millions of Americans leave or avoid confinement in state mental institutions.

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Mental health services face deep cuts

Mental health services face deep cuts

Deep cuts are being made to mental-health services for the poor in south-central Montana in response to declining state and federal support.

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Gazette opinion: Capitol decisions should promote mental health

For the past several months, The Billings Gazette has reported “State of Despair,” an in-depth series on suicide in Montana. Reporter Cindy Uken has told the stories of Montanans who have lost loved ones to suicide, and Montanans who are working to prevent this leading cause of death in our state.

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Untreated mental illness costs the U.S. $100B every year

One in four Americans is affected by mental illness every year, yet only a small percentage receive treatment, according to the National Institute of Mental Health.

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Phillips County Hospital works to develop strategic plan on mental health

Phillips County Hospital works to develop strategic plan on mental health

Access to mental health care is limited in Malta and the surrounding rural area, mirroring the mental health picture across the state.

June 08, 2012 8:31 am Photos

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