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Articles with the Tag: mental health

Support for mental health tools in rural America urged

News from the office of Senator Tester BIG SANDY — As the crisis of farmer suicide continues to rise in rural America amid poor economic conditions, ongoing trade wars, severe weather, and now the coronavirus pandemic, U.S. Senator Jon Tester today demanded that the House and Senate Armed Services...

Shodair contest provides scholarships, messages of hope

News from Shodair Children’s Hospital  HELENA — For a second year, Shodair Children’s Hospital’s scholarship contest offers students an opportunity to open up about their mental health struggles and in the process break down some of the stigma surrounding these illnesses. El...

Legislators asked to support reentry programs

News from ACLU Montana   MONTANA – The ACLU of Montana and community members shared with Members of the Law and Justice Interim Committee the challenges faced by individuals returning to their communities after being incarcerated or otherwise involved with Montana’s criminal legal system...

Landmark mental health provisions included in defense bill

News from the office of Senator Tester U.S. Senate — U.S. Senator Jon Tester successfully secured his Care and Readiness Enhancement for Reservists Act and Seeding Rural Resilience Act in the National Defense Authorization Act – two critical mental health bills aimed at curbing the rising ra...

‘Crazy pills’ weren’t enough to cure the stigma of mental health issues

Traditionally, in Appalachia, a diagnosis of nerves can mean a number of things: anxiety, disorientation, loss of energy, chronic discouragement. In her research in Appalachian North Carolina, Lisa Curtin, director of the clinical psychologist program in Appalachian State University’s department of psy...

Bullock recognizes mental health providers for pandemic response

News from the Office of Governor Steve Bullock MONTANA — Governor Steve Bullock recently recognized the additional efforts of Montana’s mental health providers, who have donated personal protective equipment and are expanding access to mental health services in response to the increased ment...

DPHHS announces expansion of mental health resources to help Montanans during COVID-19

News from DPHHS MONTANA — Department of Public Health and Human Services Director Sheila Hogan announced today an expansion of mental health services to help Montanans who may be experiencing a range of emotions including loneliness, sadness and fear as a result of the current COVID-19 situation. ...

Governor plans to invest in mental health

News from the office of Governor Steve Bullock MONTANA — Governor Steve Bullock announced the State of Montana is making plans to invest $16 million per year over the next five years, or $80 million total, to add capacity to existing community-based services for individuals with severe and disabli...

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 ...

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