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Bighorn Valley receives $254,678 grant to improve depression care

Bighorn Valley Health Center in Hardin has received a $254,678 grant to improve care for depression.

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Former Ohio instructor's mental state a factor in jury's split verdict in high-speed chase, theft case

A jury recently convicted a former Ohio university instructor — who is facing attempted kidnapping charges in Oregon — of two charges in connection to a October 2013 high-speed chase that spanned three counties but found him not guilty of a third charge “by reason of mental disease or defect.”

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Montana gets $12.25M in school grants

HELENA — The Office of Public Instruction has received two grants totaling $12.25 million to improve school climate and safety and support the mental health of Montana students.

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State receives $1.95 million for Mental Health First Aid training

State receives $1.95 million for Mental Health First Aid training

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.

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MSU to offer expanded suicide prevention resources, mental health outreach services

MSU to offer expanded suicide prevention resources, mental health outreach services

College can be a rough time for some students, with about one in 10 students reporting they have experienced significant depression or suicidal thoughts during their college careers.

October 01, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Boys and Girls Ranch gets $20K for middle school classroom

Boys and Girls Ranch gets $20K for middle school classroom

The Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch capped a yearlong campaign to help local youth with emotional disturbances and keep them on track to graduate by announcing $20,000 in donations from local banks on Thursday.

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'The difference in life and death': Regents approve mental health research center

'The difference in life and death': Regents approve mental health research center

With a unanimous vote after passionate statements of support, the Montana University System Board of Regents approved Thursday the creation of new collaborative mental health research effort at Montana State University in Bozeman.

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MSUB students help with law enforcement crisis training

MSUB students help with law enforcement crisis training

Every year since 2007, students from Montana State University Billings’ theater program have helped hundreds of law enforcement officials from across Montana put newly learned skills in dealing with people with mental health or substance abuse crisis events to the test.

September 15, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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'Mental Health First Aid' training set in Colstrip

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.

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Mental Health Center sells Avenue D office building for $800,000; Center is moving downtown

Mental Health Center sells Avenue D office building for $800,000; Center is moving downtown

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.

September 12, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Guest opinion: Patient’s suicide leaves haunting questions

I lost a patient to suicide.

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YBGR playground to help children with autism boost social, communication skills

YBGR playground to help children with autism boost social, communication skills

After a few words from officials involved in the project, the Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch dedicated a new playground at its London Lodge for autistic boys in the most fitting way possible: by letting kids play on it.

August 26, 2014 4:30 pm Photos

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Family to Family: 'We learned that we aren’t alone... that we aren’t freaks'

Family to Family: 'We learned that we aren’t alone... that we aren’t freaks'

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.

August 13, 2014 6:15 am Photos

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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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Pedaling past stigma: Nonprofit aims to boost awareness of mental illness with bike ride

Pedaling past stigma: Nonprofit aims to boost awareness of mental illness with bike ride

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.

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3 administrators fired at Miles City Mental Health Center

The three top administrators of the Eastern Montana Community Mental Health Center in Miles City who were fired earlier this month have hired a Billings attorney to fight the terminations.

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Sales Moves: Learning to pay attention can help you win

Since my earliest days of personal development study, my mantra has been "stay a student." I attached an affirmation — a strategy — to that mantra, "learn something new every day."

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Billings psychiatrist again seeks reinstatement of his medical license

Billings psychiatrist again seeks reinstatement of his medical license

A Billings child and adolescent psychiatrist who spent time in prison for possessing child pornography is trying yet again to get his medical license back so he can return to practice.

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'Elevate Montana Summit' aimed at improving children's well-being

'Elevate Montana Summit' aimed at improving children's well-being

An aggressive billboard campaign has taken root throughout Montana aimed at raising awareness of the need to improve the well-being of the state’s children.

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St. John's Lutheran Ministries works to improve mental health care

St. John’s Lutheran Ministries partnership with HealthLinkNow Inc. (HLN) to improve mental health care access to those within the St. John's community.

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