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Articles with the Tag: mental health

MSU study shows promising results of internet-based program used to reduce depression symptoms

MONTANA – A program delivered entirely online that aims to reduce depression and anxiety symptoms has shown promising results in a new Montana State University study. The findings by MSU researcher Mark Schure suggest that an Internet-based interactive platform known as Thrive was effective in reduc...

Lake County commissioners answer questions concerning jail levy Lake County commissioners answer questions concerning jail levy

News from Lake County Commissioners  LAKE COUNTY – The Lake County Commissioners have conducted the final Town Hall public meeting to present information related to the Criminal Justice Facilities and Operation Levy request that will be decided by voters in late January.  The 20-year ...

Uplifting play about mental health to be shown in Polson, Pablo Uplifting play about mental health to be shown in Polson, Pablo

Port Polson Players  POLSON – Free showings of "Every Brilliant Thing," a hilarious, powerful and timely play that shines a light on all the things that make life worth living will be playing in the Mission Valley, for one day only, on Tuesday, Nov. 12.  Blue Cross/ Blue Shield of Monta...

Mental health training for clergy offered

  News from Good Shepherd Lutheran Church POLSON — Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 409 Third Ave. E, will host a “Community Clergy Training Program” to support rural veterans’ mental health on Thursday, Oct. 10, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Lunch and coffee will be provided at no co...

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...


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