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, …

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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, me…

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'I didn't think he would do it,' mother says

'I didn't think he would do it,' mother says

GARRYOWEN — Many American Indians, particularly those on the Crow Reservation, are taught by their elders not to invoke the name of loved ones…

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Learning to talk about it

Learning to talk about it

PRYOR — Tyrell Little Light doesn’t remember a life without the images of suicide haunting his young mind.

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Mother: 'I heard him cry like I’ve never heard him cry'

Mother: 'I heard him cry like I’ve never heard him cry'

WOLF POINT – After being disciplined for violating the school's tobacco policy, Dalton Gourneau, a 17-year-old Wolf Point High School student,…

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Lawmakers should support good mental health

Over the past several months, The Billings Gazette has worked to raise awareness of mental health issues through the State of Despair series b…

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Former priest: 'I got the cue he's falling in love with me'

Former priest: 'I got the cue he's falling in love with me'

BOZEMAN – As a 13-year-old Catholic boy growing up in Twin Bridges, population less than 400, D Gregory Smith knew he was different from other…

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Transgender male: 'I never associated with being female'

Transgender male: 'I never associated with being female'

On Sept. 28, 1992, Jill Gliko gave birth to an 8 pound, 3 ounce girl that she and her husband, George, named Monica Michelle.

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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.

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Keep condolences to suicide survivor simple, such as, 'I'm sorry for your loss'

Keep condolences to suicide survivor simple, such as, 'I'm sorry for your loss'

The topic of suicide makes people uncomfortable.

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Gazette opinion: Writing prescriptions for better mental health

Gazette opinion: Writing prescriptions for better mental health

Montana’s mental health safety net is full of holes.

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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 p…

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Police officer: 'Ma'am, I found your husband'

Police officer: 'Ma'am, I found your husband'

Les Dolezal lay atop the bedcovers beside his wife, grieving aloud that he had no friends. Nobody understood him. He had no one in whom to confide.

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Gazette opinion: Community agenda: Let's move Montana forward in 2013

Gazette opinion: Community agenda: Let's move Montana forward in 2013

On New Year's Day, The Billings Gazette editorial board looks forward to the opportunities and challenges in the year ahead. Continuing a prac…

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Veteran: 'You're taught in the military that you don't ask for help'

Veteran: 'You're taught in the military that you don't ask for help'

HELENA — Seven of the men who deployed to Iraq with Ryan Ranalli have committed suicide. The latest killed himself in August.

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Frequency of U.S. suicides, 2010

Frequency of U.S. suicides, 2010

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Depression and suicide assessment

Depression and suicide assessment

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Montana and U.S. suicide statistics

Montana and U.S. suicide statistics

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Frequency of Montana suicides by county, 1997-2011

Frequency of Montana suicides by county, 1997-2011

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