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Articles with the Tag: mental health

Addiction recovery hall takes unique approach Addiction recovery hall takes unique approach

RONAN – On a Tuesday afternoon a man played pool at the Never Alone Recovery Hall, surrounded by mental health professionals and peers determined to help him recover from addiction. Just hours earlier he was down the road at the transitional living center in Pablo, bored and lonely.  “He ...

Law enforcement officials speak on local drug activity, solutions Law enforcement officials speak on local drug activity, solutions

POLSON – Community members got answers last week to a wide range of questions on drug use in the county directly from those who enforce drug laws - from which drugs are used to what is being done to treat addiction.  The event featured a panel of officers from the Confederated Salish and Kooten...

Millions awarded to improve rural student outcomes

News from the University of Montana  MONTANA – The U.S. Department of Education has awarded nearly $10 million to establish a National Center for Rural School Mental Health. Dr. Ryan Tolleson Knee, a University of Montana social work professor, will co-direct the new center. Researchers an...

Mental health considered for woman who started fires Mental health considered for woman who started fires

A woman accused of setting fires to the U. S. Post Office in Big Arm and other public facilities in Montana has been denied a bond reduction. Jennifer Len Alice Cassidy, 25, appeared before District Judge Deborah “Kim” Christopher in Polson for two counts of felony arson on Jan. 10. The hearin...

Arlee bolsters school safety, communication in wake of gun incident

ARLEE – At the first regular Arlee School Board meeting since a student brought a BB gun to school in a backpack, trustees took a series of actions concerning school safety.  An estimated 50 parents, community members and students attended the meeting.  While the Oct. 31 incident was th...

Haiti's healthcare provides idea for Montana

This is the second part of a three-part story on the role of community health workers in rural health care from the Montana Gap project.  The Partners In Health headquarters resides in a huge state-of-the-art hospital in Mirebalais, about a half-hour drive southwest of Cange. On what has become a typ...

Neighbors on call: Haiti may offer window to Montana’s healthcare future Neighbors on call: Haiti may offer window to Montana’s healthcare future

This is the first part of a three-part story on the role of community health workers in rural health care from the Montana Gap project. Part one: What’s working abroad? In rural Haiti, locals trained as community health workers help mentally ill neighbors where full-fledged physicians are few and far ...

Teachers invited to event at Museum of the Rockies Oct. 11

News from MSU News Service BOZEMAN – Montana teachers can earn three Office of Public Instruction renewal units during an educational event to be held at MSU's Museum of the Rockies on Thursday, Oct. 11. The event is hosted by the Extreme History Project, the museum and the Yellowstone Writing Pro...

MSU research could help mental health clinicians save lives MSU research could help mental health clinicians save lives

BOZEMAN — Scientists who study the brain are advancing the field so rapidly that they are creating what many would perceive as a good problem: Those who apply the research findings — such as mental health clinicians — are having difficulty keeping up. “There’s no way a human ...

YAM teaches basic mental-health hygiene to 9th graders YAM teaches basic mental-health hygiene to 9th graders

Retired Browning educator Larry Woolf spent 11 years as a teacher and 15 as a guidance counselor in public schools on the Blackfeet Reservation. He has seen, again and again, the devastating pain of teenage suicide. “Working in the schools, I’d gone to enough funerals for kids,” he said ...


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