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Articles with the Tag: mental health

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...

Dr. Desiree Fox becomes behavioral health division director

News from CSKT Tribal Health ST. IGNATIUS — Tribal Health is pleased to announce that Salish Tribal Member, Dr. Desiree Fox, is now the Behavioral Health Division Director. In addition to leading the Behavioral Health division at Tribal Health, Dr. Fox is also maintaining her position as Superv...

Ronan students learn about mental health Ronan students learn about mental health

News from Amy Miller Ronan School District RONAN — Ronan Middle School students participated in the first ever RMS Volleyball Tournament for Mental Health on Friday, March 18. The day-long event coordinated by RMS counselors Kristen Desjarlais and Tammy Young was an opportunity for students, teach...

Brown sentenced to 38 years Brown sentenced to 38 years

POLSON — A former Lake County man who was designated a tier three sex offender was sentenced at District Court in Polson March 3, to 38 years in the Montana State Prison with 20 years suspended for violating parole stemming from a rape conviction in 2009.  James Dean Brown, 29, admitted to viol...

Journey to Wellness initiative awarded $750,000

News from Journey to Wellness PABLO — The community-driven, crisis intervention initiative, Journey To Wellness (JTW), recently announced a $750,000 financial investment from the Headwaters Foundation. The investment will be distributed over the course of three years, with the intention of furt...

New partnership program aims to increase treatment access New partnership program aims to increase treatment access

News from the Office of the Governor HELENA — Along with Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services Director Adam Meier, Lewis and Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton, and Todd Wilson of the Helena Indian Alliance, Governor Greg Gianforte recently emphasized the state’s commitment to...

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