National Alliance On Mental Illness
For the past four decades, Montana has ranked in the top five states with the highest suicide rate in the nation.
In recognition of May being Mental Health Awareness Month, the National Alliance on Mental Illness Billings will hold a memorial candle-lighting ceremony at Veterans Park at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 17.
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.
Billings-area teens who struggle with mental illness now have a place to turn for reinforcement.
A diverse panel of six Montanans has been named to study the cause of the state’s suicide epidemic, which mental health professionals have deemed a public health crisis.
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.
HELENA — Mass shootings such as the recent Washington Navy Yard killings have prompted Montana lawmakers to look at whether the state should turn over mental illness histories for federal background checks of gun purchases.
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.
If Montana is ever going to reduce the number of people killing themselves, the issue of suicide needs to receive more than lip service. Hand-wringing isn’t going to cut it, either.
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.
For the next three years, Montana’s suicide epidemic will become the focus of a statewide panel of professionals who will study its causes and make recommendations to the governor to help prevent more deaths.
For the first time in at least nine years, a master trainer in suicide prevention has been invited to Montana to prepare educators, clergy, medical personnel and others to teach suicide prevention in communities throughout the state.
National legislation aimed at preventing youth suicide is wending its way through the U.S. Senate, capturing the attention of Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., who has signed on as a co-sponsor.
On Jan. 18, a 36-year-old man hanged himself in the Yellowstone County jail.
Stigma can be the biggest obstacle to good mental health.
HELENA – Matt Kuntz did not want to die. But he thought he must.
National Aliance on Mental Illness executive director Matt Kuntz recounts his experiences with depression and thoughts of suicide.
When Tyson Irion reclaimed a 1982 Schwinn World Sport road bike six years ago from a salvage yard, his life took an unexpected turn.
When Matt Kuntz first approached the gates of Fort Benning, Ga., as a young Army infantryman-to-be, he ran the gantlet of used-car dealers, pawn shops and payday lenders, all trying to separate soldiers from their paychecks.
A 32-year-old native Montanan has been named executive director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Billings.