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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.

July 15, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Kenneth Dean

Kenneth Dean

Kenneth Dean, new community outreach coordinator for the National Alliance on Mental Illness Billings, is shown at ZooMontana, where the nonprofit’s annual fundraising bike ride will begin and end on Aug. 3.

July 14, 2014 2:54 pmLoading…
Candlelight vigil in Veterans Park remembers veterans who died by suicide

Candlelight vigil in Veterans Park remembers veterans who died by suicide

Every 65 minutes, a veteran takes his or her life. That's roughly 22 veterans in the span of a day. 

May 18, 2014 6:15 am Photos

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NAMI Candlelight Vigil

NAMI Candlelight Vigil

Candles were lit to honor the lives of American Veterans who have committed suicide at the NAMI Candle Light Ceremony on Saturday May 17, 2014 at Veterans Park.

May 17, 2014 9:46 pmLoading…
Sergeant David Herrick

Sergeant David Herrick

Retired U.S. Army Sergeant and Vietnam veteran David Herrick, 72, holds a candle to honor the lives of American Veterans who have committed suicide at the NAMI Candle Light Ceremony on Saturday at Veterans Park.

May 17, 2014 9:46 pmLoading…
Senator John Walsh

Senator John Walsh

Senator John Walsh delivers a prayer at the NAMI Candle Light Ceremony to honor the lives of American Veterans who have committed suicide Saturday May 17, 2014 at Veterans Park.

May 17, 2014 9:46 pmLoading…
Avaree Thompson and Gracie Busby hold candles

Avaree Thompson and Gracie Busby hold candles

Avaree Thompson, 6, left, and her sister Gracie Busby, 9, right, hold candles to honor the lives of American Veterans who have committed suicide Saturday May 17, 2014 at Veterans Park.

May 17, 2014 9:46 pmLoading…
Sadie Turner lights her father's candle

Sadie Turner lights her father's candle

Sadie Turner, 18, left, lights her father Jim Turner's candle at the NAMI Candle Light Ceremony on Saturday May 17, 2014 at Veterans Park.

May 17, 2014 9:46 pmLoading…
David Herrick waits

David Herrick waits

Retired U.S. Army Sergeant and Vietnam veteran David Herrick, 72, waits for the NAMI Candle Light Ceremony to begin Saturday May 17, 2014 at Veterans Park.

May 17, 2014 9:46 pmLoading…

NAMI-Billings hosts stigma-busting presentation on mental illness

The National Alliance on Mental Illness Billings is presenting a stigma-busting presentation about mental illness at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at St. Agnes Church in Red Lodge.

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NAMI bike ride raises funds, awareness

NAMI bike ride raises funds, awareness

MOLT — On a perfect day for a bike ride, 100 people hit the pavement for the NAMI-Billings Bike Ride to raise both money and awareness.

August 03, 2013 1:13 pm Photos

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NAMI Billings leaders infuse 10th annual bike ride with new energy, enthusiasm

NAMI Billings leaders infuse 10th annual bike ride with new energy, enthusiasm

A pair of new leaders at the National Alliance on Mental Illness in Billings is determined to expand financial resources to help address its growing clientele. The 10th annual NAMI-Billings Bike Ride is their starting point.

July 21, 2013 12:15 am Related Loading…
Feeling lucky?

Feeling lucky?

Casey Elder, program coordinator for NAMI Billings, shows a 1970s vintage Schwinn LeTour bike that will be raffled during the 10th annual NAMI Billings Bike Ride on Aug. 3. 

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NAMI-Billings to host friends, family barbecue

The Billings chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness will host the NAMI Billings Friends and Family Barbecue from 5 to 7 p.m. on June 18.

June 11, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…

Gazette opinion: Capitol decisions should promote mental health

For the past several months, The Billings Gazette has reported “State of Despair,” an in-depth series on suicide in Montana. Reporter Cindy Uken has told the stories of Montanans who have lost loved ones to suicide, and Montanans who are working to prevent this leading cause of death in our state.

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Guest opinion: Most vulnerable Montanans need access to Medicaid

The phone in our NAMI Montana office brings daily evidence from across the state of how the onset of serious mental illnesses such as clinical depression, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and schizophrenia leads families into poverty. The symptoms of these conditions are disa…

April 01, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Matt Kuntz

Matt Kuntz

Kuntz

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Dr. Gary Milhelish

Dr. Gary Milhelish

Milhelish

December 03, 2012 4:24 pmLoading…
NAMI cyclists ride for mental illness awareness

NAMI cyclists ride for mental illness awareness

When Tyson Irion reclaimed a 1982 Schwinn World Sport road bike six years ago from a salvage yard, his life took an unexpected turn.

August 04, 2012 7:39 pmLoading…
Change in leadership

Change in leadership

Patrick Parker, a native Montanan, has been named executive director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Billings. He replaces Libby Artley, left, who joined NAMI Billings as executive director in 2005. Artley will stay with the organization in the role of program director.

March 07, 2012 4:10 pmLoading…

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