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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...

Suicide Prevention Hotline 9-8-8 signed into law

News from the Office of Senator Tester   U.S. SENATE — Critical mental health resources will be more accessible than ever for folks in crisis following the signing of U.S. Senator Jon Tester’s bipartisan National Suicide Hotline Designation Act of 2020 into law.  “Nobody sh...

Boys and Girls Club opens second facility in Lake County Boys and Girls Club opens second facility in Lake County

POLSON – When kids flew off the first bus parked in front of Polson’s brand new Boys and Girls Club on Monday, they opened doors to “a dream come true,” says executive director Aric Cooksley.  “For me personally, the biggest thing is that we, as adults within this commun...

Gianforte marks National Suicide Awareness Month

News from the office of Congressman Gianforte WASHINGTON — Congressman Greg Gianforte (R-Mont.) recently spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to mark National Suicide Awareness Month. “Unfortunately, Montanans are all too familiar with the epidemic of suicide,” Gi...

Suicide Prevention Month offers Montanans new opportunities to ‘Be There’ for others who are struggling

News from the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs  MONTANA — September is National Suicide Prevention Month and marks an opportunity for all Montanans to have a role in preventing suicide in our communities. Each year, more than 45,000 Americans — including more than 6,000 Veterans – d...

Suicide prevention bills advance

News from the Office of Congressman Greg Gianforte WASHINGTON – Congressman Greg Gianforte’s two bipartisan bills to prevent suicide unanimously cleared the Energy and Commerce Committee. The next step for the bills is a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives. “People are hurting...

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...

Lake County Sheriff’s Deputy found deceased Lake County Sheriff’s Deputy found deceased

LAKE COUNTY – The Lake County Sheriff’s Office is mourning the death of a law enforcement officer.  “It is with great sadness that I report that one of our Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies, Ross Holcomb, 32, of Ronan, was found deceased in his home,” Lake County Sheriff Do...

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. ...

Tester presses to do more to address farmer suicides

News from the office of Senator Jon Tester U.S. SENATE — Continuing his efforts to curb the growing number of farmer suicides across the country, U.S. Senator Jon Tester today pressed Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue on his agency’s efforts to address the crisis. Tester, who recently in...


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