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.
I lost a patient to suicide.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
St. John’s Lutheran Ministries partnership with HealthLinkNow Inc. (HLN) to improve mental health care access to those within the St. John's community.
It's not hard to find the Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch's main residential campus, stretching over 410 acres between Billings and Laurel.
“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.
Twenty-two U.S. military men and women succumb to wounds of war every day.
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.
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.
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.
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…