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Articles with the Tag: mental health

Can Montana get a grip on addiction? Can Montana get a grip on addiction?

MONTANA — In late January, when Mary Windecker got up to testify in front of the budget committee considering how to fund Montana’s addiction and mental health treatment programs, her words cut through a typically bureaucratic proceeding to present an uncomfortable bottom line.  “Yo...

Man receives mental health support

At District Court in Polson on Feb. 10, a man was convicted of felony indecent exposure to a minor and was committed to the direction of the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services for five years with none of that time suspended.  Jonathon Dell Tifft, 29, of Polson and Hot Springs, ent...

Survey shows food security has decreased among Montanans

From MSU News Service MONTANA — A statewide survey conducted by Montana State University researchers during the COVID-19 pandemic determined that food security — or having consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life — has decreased substantially among Montanans. At the...

Tips for beating the blues, managing depression

Some people have a difficult time managing their depression. Sometimes, their depression and fears can get the best of them. As a result, here are some techniques that a person can use to help manage their depression. 1. Challenge your negative thinking with positive statements and realistic thinking: whe...

Crisis lines available in Montana

News from DPHHS MONTANA — Mental health crisis lines available to Montanans include the Montana Crisis Text Line, Montana Suicide Prevention Lifeline, Montana Warmline and Thrive by Waypoint Health. The Crisis Text Line is available 24/7 by texting MT to 741 741; the Montana Suicide Prevention ...

Mental health network offers local services

News from Cedar Creek Integrated Healt h For many, it might feel like mental health services in rural communities are hard to find. Cedar Creek Integrated Health would like to let the public know that, no matter what a person is facing, behavioral health resources are available. Cedar Creek launc...

Governor announces new crisis counseling hotline

News from the Office of the Governor  MONTANA — Governor Steve Bullock announced that a new crisis counseling hotline funded by a $1.6 million federal grant is now available to aid Montanans struggling with their mental health due to the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 public health emergency...

It’s not just adults who are stressed - kids are too It’s not just adults who are stressed - kids are too

Families are under an extraordinary amount of pressure right now, and the next few months will provide little relief. The trials of 2020 include economic uncertainty, winter dread, an emotionally charged presidential election and a worrying rise in coronavirus cases. Then there’s the disrupted school y...

Woman awaits mental health exam before sentencing

A Polson man accused of assaulting a fellow group home member pled guilty to aggravated assault. Harley Gene Press, 26, entered the plea at District Court in Polson on Nov. 25 before Judge James Manley.  Depending on the outcome of a court-ordered mental health evaluation, sentencing could include a ...

Evaluation required before sentencing

A man from both Polson and Hot Springs entered an Alford plea at District Court in Polson on Oct. 28 to felony indecent exposure to a minor.  Jonathon Dell Tifft, 29, told the court that he was suffering from a mental health problem when he exposed himself to several girls who were on a parade float ...

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