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 By Keely Larson    News    February 22, 2023

Amid Dire Suicide Rates in Montana, Governor Expands Student Mental Health Screening

Bella Nyman has struggled with her mental health since age 7, when she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and anxiety. Nyman said she was afraid to tell her parents she had thoughts of suicide. Looking back, a mental health screening might have...

 By Keely Larson    News    February 8, 2023

Montana Lawmakers Seek More Information About Governor Gianforte's HEART Fund

A fund championed by Gov. Greg Gianforte to fill gaps in Montana’s substance use and behavioral health treatment programs has spent $5.2 million since last year as the state waits for an additional $19 million in federal funding. Now, the... Full story

 By Keely Larson    News    February 1, 2023

Montana Pharmacists May Get More Power to Prescribe

Mark Buck, a physician and pharmacist in Helena, Montana, said he’s been seeing more patients turn to urgent care clinics when they run out of medication. Their doctors have retired, moved away, or left the field because they burned out during the... Full story

 By Keely Larson    News    January 11, 2023

Medicaid and Abortion Top Health Agenda for Montana Lawmakers

HELENA, Mont. - Montana lawmakers said lowering costs and expanding patient access will be their top health care goals for the new legislative session. But they also will have to contend with making... Full story

 By Keely Larson    News    October 26, 2022

Montana's muted 2022 fire season fizzles

Early-summer moisture and unstrained resources for aggressive suppression conspired to deliver a more muted fire season than had been expected in spring. But in hindsight, meteorologists and land... Full story

 By Keely Larson    News    August 24, 2022

How you can avoid causing Montana's next big wildfire

For more than 70 years, Smokey the Bear has had the same message for us: Only you can prevent forest fires. The U.S. Forest Service's Cooperative Forest Fire Prevention Program, also known as the Smokey Bear Program, was created to prevent... Full story

 By Keely Larson    News    August 17, 2022

The story of fire retardant

A thick stream of red mist falling from an airplane is one of the most common and dramatic images of Montana's wildfire season. But while the photos may seem self-explanatory, that red mist - also... Full story

 By Keely Larson    News    July 27, 2022

What to know about smoke and health this summer

When wildfire smoke billows from its source and lingers in the air, the haze brings coughs and questions for many Montana residents. Among them: How should I interpret air quality ratings? How does... Full story


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