Category Archives: Mental Health

Finding solutions: Local efforts for mental health court; mental health police officer; pre-trial and addiction services

Addiction and mental health are major contributors to crime in Cascade County. The issues are complicated, but many in the community are working to find solutions and The Electric spent the last few weeks learning about a few of the current efforts. Mental Health Treatment Court at Municipal Court Recognizing that many of the same people are in his courtroom

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Stop the Stigma event planned for next week on mental health, addictive disorders

There are many myths surrounding mental health and addictive disorders, which is why Great Falls College MSU, Gateway Community Services, Alliance for Youth and other community organizations have planned a week of events titled “Stop the Stigma.” “The goal of this event is to educate people on mental health and addictive disorders and to debunk some of the myths that

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Grace Home wood shop focus of this year’s Leadership Great Falls class

A wood shop for veterans to refresh, hone or learn new skills has always been a part of the plan for the old garage at the Grace Home, a transitional housing facility for homeless veterans. Now that the home has been open a little more than a year, the plan for that wood shop is getting some additional community support.

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After losing daughter to suicide, Texas couple cycling cross country to raise awareness

A group of cyclists passed through Great Falls this week, following a trail once blazed by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. Tom and Ellen Harris and Isaac and Libby Manning, with Dyar Bentz started Light the Trail Ride in Oregon on Sept. 1. They’re planning to ride to the Air Force Memorial at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. on Nov.

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