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National Alliance On Mental Illness

Registration open for statewide suicide prevention conference

Registration open for statewide suicide prevention conference

For the past four decades, Montana has ranked in the top five states with the highest suicide rate in the nation.

May 25, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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NAMI Billings hosts candlelight vigil to honor veterans who die by suicide

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.

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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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Support group organizes for teens facing mental health challenges

Billings-area teens who struggle with mental illness now have a place to turn for reinforcement.

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Governor appoints 6 members to state's first Suicide Review Team

Governor appoints 6 members to state's first Suicide Review Team

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.

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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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Montana studies background checks for mentally ill

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.

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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.

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Gazette opinion: 'Let's Talk Billings' a starting point for suicide prevention

Gazette opinion: 'Let's Talk Billings' a starting point for suicide prevention

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.

July 07, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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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.

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Governor signs legislation creating statewide Suicide Review Team

Governor signs legislation creating statewide Suicide Review Team

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.

May 01, 2013 8:00 pm Photos

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Statewide suicide-prevention workshop set for May

Statewide suicide-prevention workshop set for May

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.

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Tester co-sponsors legislation to help prevent youth suicide

Tester co-sponsors legislation to help prevent youth suicide

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.

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Gazette opinion: Keep jail suicide prevention bill alive

On Jan. 18, a 36-year-old man hanged himself in the Yellowstone County jail.

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Gazette opinion: Let’s bust mental health myths

Gazette opinion: Let’s bust mental health myths

Stigma can be the biggest obstacle to good mental health.

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Not too tough to be overwhelmed by the pain

Not too tough to be overwhelmed by the pain

National Aliance on Mental Illness executive director Matt Kuntz recounts his experiences with depression and thoughts of suicide.

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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.

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State provides financial tips for service members, veterans

State provides financial tips for service members, veterans

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.

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Parker named new executive director at NAMI-Billings

Parker named new executive director at NAMI-Billings

A 32-year-old native Montanan has been named executive director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Billings.

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