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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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'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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Support group offers refuge to teens who live with mental illness

Support group offers refuge to teens who live with mental illness

So many Billings-area teenagers who wrestle with mental illness are looking for a place to belong, and the National Alliance on Mental Illness is offering them refuge.

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School's out

School's out

Tory Hawley, 15, and Leah Swalley, a home manager, arrive home after school. Swalley manages the Youth Dynamics group home in the Billings Heights where Hawley resides.

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Time to relax

Time to relax

Tory Hawley likes to relax after a day of classes at Skyview High School, listening to vintage punk rock music. He lives in one of Youth Dynamics' co-ed group homes in Billings Heights.

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Coming home

Coming home

Tory Hawley arrives at his Youth Dynamics group home after a day of classes at Skyview High School.

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Contemplative

Contemplative

Tory Hawley, 15, sits in his bedroom, reflecting on his alcohol and substance abuse triggered in part by physical abuse and bullying. Hawley currently resides in one of Youth Dynamics' group homes in Billings Heights.

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A poem for the judge

A poem for the judge

Edward Renfro, 37, of Billings, right, hands a poem, “The Driven Snow,” he wrote to Judge Sheila Kolar, left, as Randi Felton looks on during Enhanced Treatment Court recently. Renfro is one of nine people enrolled in the court, which is designed as an alternative to traditional sentencing.

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A judge's care, concern

A judge's care, concern

Judge Sheila Kolar talks with Edward Renfro, 37, of Billings during his appearance this week in Enhanced Treatment Court. “How are you doing today?” the judge asked. “I’m doing really well,” Renfro said.

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Proud author

Proud author

Edward Renfro reads a poem he wrote as Judge Sheila Kolar listens during Enhanced Treatment Court. Enhanced Treatment Court is offered in lieu of a traditional sentence for misdemeanor offenses.

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Bullock advisers, DPHHS director tour Billings' mental health facilities

Bullock advisers, DPHHS director tour Billings' mental health facilities

Standing in the main reception room at the Community Crisis Center, members of Gov. Steve Bullock's staff watched and listened.

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Assessing the needs of the Mental Health Community

Assessing the needs of the Mental Health Community

Members of Governor Steve Bullock's staff toured Billings' services that cater to those who need assistance due to mental health issues.

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Hundreds attend national conference on mental illness

MISSOULA — What makes people associate mental health stigmas with themselves?

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Guest opinion: Recovery from mental and substance use disorders is possible

All around us in Montana, there are hundreds of people in recovery from mental and substance use disorders. They are contributing to our businesses, connecting with their families, and giving back to the community. Every day someone begins their journey of recovery.

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Doctor testifies death row inmate likely bipolar

Doctor testifies death row inmate likely bipolar

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A psychiatrist who evaluated Wyoming’s lone death row inmate before his state court trial nearly 10 years ago testified Wednesday that new evidence unearthed by the inmate’s appellate legal team now indicates he suffers from mental illness. Dr. Kenneth Ash said, based on the…

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$7.7M grant provides online mental-health services in Montana, Wyoming

$7.7M grant provides online mental-health services in Montana, Wyoming

A $7.7 million federal grant is being used to expand mental-health services in Montana and Wyoming where there is a severe shortage of psychiatrists and therapists.

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Lawmaker on state's suicide stats: 'What we're doing isn't good enough obviously'

Lawmaker on state's suicide stats: 'What we're doing isn't good enough obviously'

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.

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NAMI-Billings raises awareness of organization, resources with hire of new director

NAMI-Billings raises awareness of organization, resources with hire of new director

Society is poised to remove the stigma long associated with mental illness, according to Clementine “Clem” Lindley, the new executive director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness-Billings.

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Eager executive director

Eager executive director

On Feb. 4, Clementine Lindley, 33, took over duties as director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness-Billings.  

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Clementine Lindley

Clementine Lindley

Clementine Lindley took over duties as director of NAMI-Billings on Feb. 5. One of her goals is to raise awareness of the organization and its resources.

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