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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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10,000 youths later: YBGR continues its reach into community, region

10,000 youths later: YBGR continues its reach into community, region

It's not hard to find the Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch's main residential campus, stretching over 410 acres between Billings and Laurel. 

April 20, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Clementine Lindley

Clementine Lindley

“We want to let them know they are safe,” said Lindley. Clementine Lindley, executive director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness —Billings, is an ardent advocate of a support group for youth. “We want to let them know they are safe,” she said.

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Gazette opinion: Montana plan for reducing risk of military suicides

Twenty-two U.S. military men and women succumb to wounds of war every day.

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Guest opinion: Montana's mental health system must be transformed

In the 10 years since our youngest son became seriously mentally ill, he tried to commit suicide five times rather than continue to live with his disease.

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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: Expand team effort to help more troubled Billings students

Helping seriously emotionally disturbed children is a team effort at Lockwood Schools. In fact, it’s an effort with five Comprehensive School and Community Treatment teams caring for struggling students in grades K-8.

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Gazette opinion: Crisis center saves lives, money

Gazette opinion: Crisis center saves lives, money

South central Montana’s unusually cold, icy winter has been especially hard on the folks who arrive on foot and by patrol car every day and night at the Community Crisis Center. All have serious mental illnesses or chemical dependencies; most have both. More than 80 percent are homeless or o…

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Man with mental illness admits setting apartment on fire

A Billings man with a history of mental illness pleaded guilty Friday to arson for setting his apartment on fire last July.

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40 Under Forty: Regina Demis, director of public relations, Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch

40 Under Forty: Regina Demis, director of public relations, Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch

Regina Demis says she was drawn to the nonprofit sector because she wanted to work for an organization that makes a difference.

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2 Montana psychiatrists seek reinstatement of medical license

2 Montana psychiatrists seek reinstatement of medical license

Two Montana psychiatrists who were stripped of their medical licenses are each seeking a second chance to practice medicine. They could learn this week whether they are successful.

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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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