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.
For the first time since 1996, adolescents with mental health issues — and their families — will have access to counseling and psychiatric services through the Billings-based community mental health center.
St. John’s Lutheran Ministries partnership with HealthLinkNow Inc. (HLN) to improve mental health care access to those within the St. John's community.
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.
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.
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.
The stories are heart-wrenching. Serious violations of civil rights law are alleged.
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.
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.
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.
Deep cuts are being made to mental-health services for the poor in south-central Montana in response to declining state and federal support.
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…
At 48, Nancy Yetley broke her back, was fired from her job at a local hospital and nosedived into an emotional tailspin.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Some live with punishing chronic pain.
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.