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St. John's Lutheran Ministries works to improve mental health care

St. John’s Lutheran Ministries partnership with HealthLinkNow Inc. (HLN) to improve mental health care access to those within the St. John's community.

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Calling suicide among veterans a crisis, Sen. Walsh proposes reforms

Calling suicide among veterans a crisis, Sen. Walsh proposes reforms

Calling the high suicide rate among America’s combat veterans unacceptable, U.S. Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont., on Wednesday laid out a plan to deal with the crisis.

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Guest opinion: Montana's mental health system must be transformed

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.

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Gazette opinion: Reform must start with support for community care

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.

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Gazette opinion: End mistreatment of mentally ill inmates

Gazette opinion: End mistreatment of mentally ill inmates

The stories are heart-wrenching. Serious violations of civil rights law are alleged.

March 09, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Gazette opinion: Community remedies for health care gaps

When Yellowstone County residents gathered at a public forum to discuss community health, the top unmet need identified was mental health. It was no coincidence that the second highest need, according to the group, is substance abuse.

February 17, 2014 9:44 am
2 Montana psychiatrists seek reinstatement of medical license

2 Montana psychiatrists seek reinstatement of medical license

Two Montana psychiatrists who were stripped of their medical licenses are each seeking a second chance to practice medicine. They could learn this week whether they are successful.

January 13, 2014 4:00 pm Photos

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Gazette opinion: How to prevent unnecessary trips to Warm Springs

If Yellowstone County residents were admitted to Montana State Hospital at the same rate as the rest of the state, the psychiatric hospital would have seen dozens more patients last year.

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Mental health services face deep cuts

Mental health services face deep cuts

Deep cuts are being made to mental-health services for the poor in south-central Montana in response to declining state and federal support.

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Guest opinion: Montanans need Excellence in Mental Health Act

Long before there was an Aurora or a Sandy Hook, Montana organizations came together to talk about mental-health issues. Law enforcement, mental-health providers and advocates all agreed that we had to do more in our state to improve the availability of quality behavioral-health care. We rec…

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Massage therapist overcomes depression, anxiety to become successful entrepreneur

Massage therapist overcomes depression, anxiety to become successful entrepreneur

At 48, Nancy Yetley broke her back, was fired from her job at a local hospital and nosedived into an emotional tailspin.

May 08, 2013 12:15 am Photos

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Legislation aims to expand access to mental-health treatment

Legislation aims to expand access to mental-health treatment

Low-income Americans would have access to expanded mental-health services under a bill being proposed by a bipartisan group of U.S. senators, including Jon Tester, D-Mont.

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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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Suicide victims' loved ones often suffer guilt, thinking 'If only I had ...'

Suicide victims' loved ones often suffer guilt, thinking 'If only I had ...'

For the person who puts a bullet in his head, the pain and suffering are over. For the friends and family, it is only the beginning.

February 10, 2013 12:05 am Photos

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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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State hospital works to decrease likelihood of on-site suicides

State hospital works to decrease likelihood of on-site suicides

WARM SPRINGS —The Montana State Hospital, like the rest of the state and the VA Montana Health Care System, wrestles with a dire shortage of psychiatrists. It also struggles, like the rest of Montana, with the state’s out of control suicide rate, which is nearly twice the national average.

January 16, 2013 12:10 am Photos

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NAMI executive pushes congressional delegation for psychiatric residency program

NAMI executive pushes congressional delegation for psychiatric residency program

The leader of one of Montana’s key mental health organizations is calling for creation of a psychiatrist residency program in the state. The hope is to create a pipeline that will bring psychiatrists into the state and the VA hospital at Fort Harrison.

December 05, 2012 6:15 am Photos

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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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Gazette opinion: A day to honor 21.5 million living veterans

When Americans celebrated Armistice Day for the first time in 1919, they recalled pride in American troops who served in a war that ended Nov. 11, 1918, after lasting less than 18 months for the United States. Europe had been at war for years, and things were not going well for the allies fi…

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