Firearms continue to be the primary means of suicide in Montana, constituting 66 percent of the suicides, well above the national average of 51 percent, according to a newly released state report.
Beginning Jan. 14, NAMI Billings will offer Peer-to-Peer, a recovery-focused educational program for adults who want to maintain wellness in response to mental health challenges.
The state Office of Public Instruction has received $1.9 million for Mental Health First Aid training, a program designed to increase community awareness and public safety.
In any given year, more than one in five American youth will experience a mental health problem such as depression, anxiety, psychosis or substance abuse.
Squeezed out primarily by a shortage of parking, the South Central Montana Regional Mental Health Center has sold its building on Avenue D for $800,000 and is moving downtown to be closer to the people it serves.
Mary Karen Marek was angry when her younger, mentally ill brother moved out of Montana, isolated himself from family, abandoned his two children, landed in jail and became homeless.
In an effort to increase awareness of mental illness and eliminate the stigma, the National Alliance on Mental Illness Billings is raising the profile of its signature fundraising event.
When Yellowstone County residents gathered at a public forum to discuss community health, the top unmet need identified was mental health. It was no coincidence that the second highest need, according to the group, is substance abuse.
Billings-area teens who struggle with mental illness now have a place to turn for reinforcement.
A federal judge has indefinitely delayed a competency hearing for the suspect in a Montana triple-killing who has been unable to stand trial because of mental illness.
One of Montana’s largest nonprofit organizations devoted to helping youth with mental illness has embarked on a five-year, $3.5 million campaign to expand services.
Overwhelmed by a bad day at work, Edward Renfro swallowed 30 valium pills, washed them down with a 12-pack of Bud Light and got behind the wheel of his 1991 minivan, hell bent on killing himself.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness Billings is presenting a stigma-busting presentation about mental illness at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at St. Agnes Church in Red Lodge.
A pair of new leaders at the National Alliance on Mental Illness in Billings is determined to expand financial resources to help address its growing clientele. The 10th annual NAMI-Billings Bike Ride is their starting point.
The picnic-perfect weather this past weekend in the Billings area fits with favorite summer images: Happy, care-free kids playing outdoors, enjoying a long vacation from school.
HELENA — Ninety percent of all people who commit suicide have a severe, often undiagnosed, mental illness.
At 48, Nancy Yetley broke her back, was fired from her job at a local hospital and nosedived into an emotional tailspin.
Low-income Americans would have access to expanded mental-health services under a bill being proposed by a bipartisan group of U.S. senators, including Jon Tester, D-Mont.
The phone in our NAMI Montana office brings daily evidence from across the state of how the onset of serious mental illnesses such as clinical depression, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and schizophrenia leads families into poverty. The symptoms of these conditions are disa…
Montana’s suicide epidemic is getting some attention in the state Capitol, with at least two bills aimed at better understanding the complex issue and helping suicidal children.