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Articles with the Tag: mental health

Out-of-state professionals are first step to solve Montana’s health worker shortage Out-of-state professionals are first step to solve Montana’s health worker shortage

MONTANA — Jenna Eisenhart spent nearly six years as a licensed therapist in Colorado before deciding to move to a place with a greater need for her services. She researched rural states facing a shortage of behavioral health providers and accepted a job as a lead clinical primary therapist at Shodair C...

Unique dog rescue organization in Arlee prioritizes both humans, animals Unique dog rescue organization in Arlee prioritizes both humans, animals

ARLEE — A non-traditional dog rescue in Arlee is growing to help both animals and their communities overcome a cycle of trauma.  The Arlee Rehabilitation Center (ARC) was founded by Executive Director Filip Panusz, a former employee of both the Missoula Humane Society and the Mission Valley Ani...

VA establishes Vet Center Scholarship Program

News from the office of Senator Tester  U.S. Senate —  The Department of Veterans Affairs announced in mid-November that it will establish a Vet Center Scholarship Program to assist individuals pursuing graduate degrees in psychology, social work, marriage and family therapy, or mental h...

VA to streamline hiring of mental health care professionals

U.S. SENATE — Following a years-long push from Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and Ranking Member Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), the Department of Veterans Affairs announced that the Office of Personnel Management is finalizing two new occupational series for Licensed...

MT 988 Suicide Prevention - Mental Health Crisis Lifeline offers support MT 988 Suicide Prevention - Mental Health Crisis Lifeline offers support

News from St. Luke Community Healthcare MONTANA — Montana’s 988 Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Crisis lifeline provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. across Montana. The MT 988 Suicide &...

Governor Gianforte promotes launch of Montana 988 Lifeline

HELENA — Governor Greg Gianforte joined Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) officials, mental health and crisis lifeline experts, and Montana State University (MSU) officials on July 14 to promote the launch of the Montana 988 Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Crisis Lifeline. ...

Landmark settlement in disability rights Montana case

News from ACLU Montana HELENA — Recently, the ACLU of Montana and Foley & Lardner LLP, on behalf of their client Disability Rights Montana (DRM), reached a settlement agreement with the Montana State Prison (MSP) and the Montana Department of Corrections (DOC), locking in significant reforms r...

Grants for combatting veteran suicide announced

News from the office of Senator Tester U.S. Senate — The Department of Veterans Affairs is accepting applications for a new suicide prevention grant program created under U.S. Senator Jon Tester’s Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act (Hannon Act). Named ...

$500k awarded to Tribal Nations

News from the office of Governor Gianforte HELENA — Governor Greg Gianforte recently joined Department of Public Health and Human Services Director Adam Meier to announce the distribution of $500,000 to Montana’s eight Tribal Nations through the Healing and Ending Addiction Through Recovery ...

Long waits for Montana State Hospital leave psychiatric patients in jail

News from Katheryn Houghton Kaiser Health News MONTANA — A woman experiencing delusions sat in Montana’s Cascade County jail for 125 days while waiting for a bed at the state psychiatric hospital. A man with schizophrenia spent 100 days last year in the Flathead County jail on the hospital&r...


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