HELENA — If the Legislature really wants to solve Montana’s mental health care crisis, a simple solution exists, a Democratic state senator said Thursday: expand Medicaid.
HELENA — Republican legislative leaders Thursday threw their support behind proposals to increase funding for local mental health programs, saying it’s the right approach to solving the state’s mental health crisis.
HELENA — Annette Russ told a legislative budget panel Thursday that when her son was released from Montana State Prison recently, he had a 10-day furlough and no medication for his schizophrenia — and quickly had a “psychotic episode.”
HELENA — A key lawmaker Tuesday said the Legislature may take a different path than the Bullock administration to address the state’s mental health crisis, saying more preventive, local care is needed.
HAMILTON — A teenager charged with threatening to shoot and kill students at last spring’s Hamilton High School commencement will be required to continue mental health therapy under terms of a sentence filed Wednesday.
The Mental Health Center that serves 11 counties of south central Montana lost about $200,000 on operations in the first 11 months of 2014. The governor’s executive budget proposal won’t bring the MHC out of the red over the next two years – unless changes are made.
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.
HELENA — Twenty-two veterans commit suicide each day, said U.S. Sen. John Walsh.
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.
As Montana’s suicide rate continues to inch upward, attention is turning to what some call a broken mental health system.
Bighorn Valley Health Center in Hardin has received a $254,678 grant to improve care for depression.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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