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Sheridan County Behavioral Health Coalition - Our mission Statement:

Sheridan County Behavioral Health Coalition Our mission Statement:

Promoting Individual, Family, and Community Behavioral Health Awareness and Wellness.

We are here for you!

Sheridan County Behavioral Health Coalition

Our Goals

About Us

The coalition is a 501c3 non-profit organization, made up of volunteers, serving as a community development group.

The coalition in not a support group or provider of behavioral health services, but is able to provide information, to assist, and give direction.  Current and future projects are driven by community involvement, interest, and needs. 

There are many areas of unmet behavioral health needs in Sheridan County.  It will take time, persistence, and hands-on work of motived individuals and communities to create forward progress.  It is important that the coalition represent all those in Sheridan County communities that are interested in or impacted by behavioral health issues.  Individuals with lived experience and their families provide unique perspective.

Sheridan County Old Tractor

Involvement at the coalition’s monthly meetings and activities can make a difference in our communities, in the lives of those we care about, and in our own lives.  

Meetings are held the 2nd Thursday of each month, 12:00 noon.

Sheridan County Courthouse Jubilee Room, downstairs from the library.

Resource Listing:

Information is provided by Sheridan County Behavioral Health Coalition for community education/ reference and does not imply endorsement.

24/7 Crisis Contacts and Hotlines


Call if you can, text if you can’t. The best way to reach 911 is with a phone call.


However, if you are in an area with low cell phone coverage or in a situation where you are unsafe or unable to talk, you can send a text message to 911. To text: open a new text message, in “recipient” space enter 911, type out the first text, including the exact location and the nature of the emergency. Keep the message window active to answer questions until the Dispatcher ends the conversation. 911 cannot receive pictures. Call: 911

Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office personnel have training to help manage crisis situations, including mental health and substance use related crisis.


If you or someone you know is in crisis, please call 988 to be connected to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (or 911 if a person is in immediate danger).  When people call 988, they will be connected to trained counselors that are part of the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline network. These counselors will listen, provide support, and connect them to resources if necessary. Talking with someone about your thoughts and feelings can save your life.  Call 988 or 800-273-TALK (8255).

Confidential service for survivors, victims and those affected by domestic violence, intimate partner violence and relationship abuse.

Call: 800-799-7233

Anyone affected by sexual assault, whether it happened to you or someone you care about, can find support on the National Sexual Assault Hotline.

You can also visit to receive support via confidential online chat.

Call: 800-656-4673

If you are a Veteran in crisis, or concerned about one, call Veteran Crisis Line. The crisis line is free, confidential resource available to anyone.

Call: 800-273-8255

Available via text 24/7 about any crisis situation or painful emotion for which you need support. Counselors listen without judgement and helps you move from a hot moment to a cool calm. After 2 automated responses, you’ll connect with a live trained volunteer Crisis Counselor (usually less than 5 min)

We are here to assist victims of domestic violence, sexual abuse, and stalking in all of Northeastern Montana.  Victims do no need to report abuse to law enforcement in order to access services.  We offer limited short-term housing for victims and their children and can arrange transportation. 

We provide a non-judgmental ear when a person is struggling with not knowing what to do.  We offer safety planning, crisis counseling, assistance requesting a temporary order for protection, court accompaniment, legal assistance, and women’s support group.  The program is in Sidney, phone 406-433-7421. The office is staffed Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm. We can also be reached on our crisis line at 406-973-1635 or through our Facebook page Richland County Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

Veteran Services

The Plentywood VA Telehealth Clinic is here to help and support our local Veterans in need.

The VA Clinic offers a variety of mental health resources, information, connection to behavioral health specialists, treatment options and much more- all accessible to our local Veterans. If you are a Veteran interested in getting enrolled in the MT VA Healthcare System, please call our clinic for further questions on the enrollment process.

Call: 406-765-3719

A Warrior’s transition from the battlefield / active military is not an easy task.

Each Warrior experiences a degree of loss of self-worth (rank), loss of sense-of-purpose (occupational specialty), loss of community (unit).  A brother or sister in arms experiencing the mere sense of still being alive can be an overwhelming challenge as well.


Are you a Veteran?  Do you have a Veteran in your family?  Every Veteran coming out of the Armed Forces needs to know the process that is required to access programs.  Meet with your Veteran’s Advocate, Lawrence Rhone, for assistance and a clearer understanding of the processes.  Lawrence is a member of the National Organization of Veterans’ Advocates, Inc.  

Email:; Call: 406-229-3555; Website;


Wellness Services

In Sheridan County, when either the caregiver or the loved one is over age 60, the Council on Aging provides some Respite Services.

When the caregiver lives with the person in need of care, In Home Personal Care services may be helpful. In addition, we can offer limited overnight stays at the Sheridan Memorial Nursing Home at a reduced cost. When the pandemic ends, we will return to offering limited Adult Day Care and Overnight Care at La Casa Personal Care Home as well, again at reduced costs. 

Call: 406-765-3412

Providing Personalized Integrated Wellness education, and services, in person and through remote/ distance platforms.

Services are for anyone seeking to increase their personal level of wellness, reduce the negative impact of stress, enhance their fitness routine, or increase resiliency. In person sessions can be scheduled at the Body Building Wellness Center in Scobey: 406-487-5555.

Tele-wellness sessions can be scheduled through the Community Resource Center, Scobey: 406-487-2055

Tracy Petersen and her Llewellyn Setter, Rain, have been a registered therapy dog team with the Alliance of Therapy Dogs since 2018.

Interacting with a therapy dog has been clinically proven to lift spirits and lessen depression, decrease feelings of isolation and alienation, encourage communication, decrease anxiety, help kids overcome emotional disorders, and creates motivation for clients to recover faster. The team is covered by liability insurance, privacy rules are always followed, visits are free and best of all, Rain loves people.

If you have questions or would like to schedule a visit, please text 406-765-7683 or call that number and leave a message.

At Volunteers in Action MT/RSVP we bring together communities, generations, perspectives, and personalities to not just extend lives but to enrich them.

We partner with area nonprofit organizations to identify community needs and engage volunteers to help them in their efforts to address those needs. In the northeast region of Montana we have volunteers helping organizations address issues such as nutrition & food security, mental health & companionship, health response & education, veteran support & services, and many more. Volunteers bring unique skill sets and experiences to our communities. Volunteers in Action MT/RSVP works to find volunteers the right service opportunity that they are passionate about and increase an organization’s capacity to serve the community.

Find out more:, like us on Facebook @volunteersinactionmt, or give one of our Volunteer Coordinators a call:

Scobey Office 406-478-0025
Sidney Office 406-433-2207

Whole and Well Co., we do not chase disease; we build health. We have several modalities to help you balance your body which include electrodermal screening, Bemer, and lymphatic detoxification sessions. Could one conversation change your life? Find out by scheduling a one-hour health consultation. Contact Rachel at 406-765-7259 or

Quisty’s is a space to get in touch with your inner crafter as well as other members of our community.  Painting, quilting, ceramics and more. Quisty’s offers you the opportunity to work in OUR space on YOUR hobbies.   We offer open hours to come in and create on your own, several classes every month, as well as a monthly family game night. The most important thing to remember about Quisty’s is, just like life, it is all about connections. Hours Tues-Sat 9:30-5. 115 E 2nd Ave, 406-478-1016.  

Child & Youth Services

See more information under “Providers and Counselors”

Personalized Individual, Family,Telehealth, Outpatient, & Intensive Outpatient mental health treatment/ therapy for youth, young adults,& families.

Clients can access quality care all from the comfort of their home through a HIPAA-compliant video platform. We offer flexible scheduling, after work or school, to ensure that treatment is accessible. 406-361-3146 /

Sarah Perault, MS, LCPC, LAC; Sidney, MT. Sarah is dually licensed in mental health and addiction. She provides services for teenagers. 406-643-4095 /

If your youth needs support, call us today; we do travel to Plentywood for visits. The mission of Youth Dynamics is to provide family focused behavioral health treatment founded on the principles of an actively caring and trauma sensitive culture in which people can realize their full potential. Youth Dynamics serves youth from 0-18 years old and wants kids and families to feel empowered, supported, and accepted. We provide a wide range of services, providing each family with mental health care unique to their situation. Services include respite care, supervised visits, caregiver support & education, youth case management, therapeutic mentor program, substance use treatment, group homes, therapy services, medication management, transitional living skills, foster care, day treatment, services for youth with sexualized behavior. Youth Dynamics accepts self-payment, cash, & Medicaid. Glendive Office 406-377-4942

Substance Use/Addiction Help

If you’re worried about your own or a loved one’s substance use, learning how abuse and addiction develop (and why it can have such a powerful hold) will give you a better understanding of how to best
deal with the problem.
Recognizing that you have a problem is the first step on the road to recovery; one that takes tremendous courage and strength. Facing your problem can feel frightening and overwhelming. But no matter how powerless you feel, change is possible with the right treatment, coping strategies, and support.
Each person and their situation are unique; the best treatment is based on the needs of the individual.

More information about these providers can be found in the “Provider and Counselors” section. 

Licensed Addiction Counselors have provided the following 
information for inpatient rehab centers. They can also assist in 
finding the rehab center, if not one of these, that best fits the 
individual needs. A typical rehab center has qualified staff that 
will work with addicts and their families to create an 
individualized approach to treatment.
  • Rocky Mountain Treatment Center Great Falls, MT; Accepts any PPO insurance. Does not accept Medicaid. Financing options available. 406-453-5080 /
  • Rimrock Foundation Billings, MT; Accepts most major insurance plans including Medicaid. Financing options available. 406-248-3175 /
  • Montana Chemical Dependency Center Butte, MT; Accepts most major insurance plans and Medicaid. Financing options available. 406-496-5437 /

Legal Assistance

Do you have a legal question?  Visit for the answer.  AskKarla is a free website run by MLSA.  Users can post their legal question and get the answer sent right to their email inbox.  Visit the website to complete a short intake and post your question.  Or call the helpline to talk to an Intake Specialist. The HelpLine is generally answered Monday-Friday, 9am-1pm.  MLSA provides free legal assistance in civil cases to qualifying low-income applicants. 800-666-6899


Safety planning, crisis counseling, assistance requesting a 
temporary order for protection, court accompaniment, legal 
assistance. The office is staffed Monday through Friday, 8am- 5pm, 
406-433-7421. We can also be reached on our crisis line at 
406-973-1635 or through our Facebook page Richland County 
Coalition Against Domestic Violence 
You can find information about legal problems, divorce, parenting 
plans, landlord/tenant issues & public benefits. Also use LiveHelp 
feature to assist in finding the information you need.
LRIS refers people to Montana lawyers. 406-449-6577 

Other Crisis Hotlines

Available during hours as listed

After hour calls are transferred to an on-call counselor, available to everyone, not just existing clients.   Provides quality, professional, comprehensive mental health and substance abuse treatment services that respect the dignity of our citizens throughout 17 counties in eastern Montana. EMCMHC accepts private insurance, Medicaid, Medicare, VA, and limited income clients may qualify for HELP Program or sliding payment scale. Sheri Hilyard, LCSW, LAC

Call: 406-765-2550 or 800-765-6606  



Mental Health America of Montana

Warmline is available Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, noon to 9 p.m.  Responders cannot call you back, so please keep trying and do not leave a message. The Recovery Line is for people with a mental illness who want to talk to others who have common life experiences about issues they are facing in their lives or with their treatment. It provides a friendly and understanding person for those who just need someone to talk to.

Call: 1-877-688-3377 

Support Groups

The purpose of all A.A. group meetings, as the Preamble states, is for A.A. members to “share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.” 

Closed meetings are held Wednesdays, 6:00 pm and Saturdays, 10:00 am, Jubilee Room (downstairs from the library), Sheridan County Courthouse, Plentywood.  Closed Meetings are for A.A. members only, or for those who have a drinking problem and “have a desire to stop drinking.”

There currently are no open meetings (for anyone/ nonalcoholics who are interested in A.A.) in Plentywood. For family and friends and anyone who has questions or would like to attend area meetings, the A.A. Hotline is 701-609-8663. 

This group is open to anyone who is suffering from anxiety or depression who is looking to talk and find support with others who can relate to what you are going through.  Meetings are confidentieal and are focused on peer support, positivity, and encouragement. 

Place: Froid Community Center (subject to change for summer months)

Time: every last Tuesday of the month from 6PM-7PM. 

Questions?  Contact LeeAnn Strangeland at 406-650-8040

SMART Recovery is a fresh approach to Addition recovery. SMART Stands for Self-Management & Recovery Training. This is more than an acronym: it is a transformative method of moving from addictive substances & negative behaviors to a life of positive self-regard and willingness to change. Visit to find visual meeting days/ times.

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) has severalMontana Affiliates who offer peer connection and family & friends support groups, seminars, and education classes. Several are offered virtually via Zoom. 
Find out more at

DBSA online support groups give people living with depression and bipolar disorder a safe, welcoming place to share experiences, discuss coping skills, and offer each other hope.

Our support groups are led by peers – which means that the person guiding the meeting knows firsthand what it’s like to live with a mood disorder. All DBSA online support groups are free of charge. 

To view upcoming online meetings and to register, visit 

Providers and Counselors

After hour calls are transferred to an on-call counselor, available to everyone, not just existing clients.

Provides quality, professional, comprehensive mental health and substance abuse treatment services that respect the dignity of our citizens throughout 17 counties in eastern Montana. EMCMHC accepts private insurance, Medicaid, Medicare, VA, and limited income clients may qualify for HELP Program or sliding payment scale. Sheri Hilyard, LCSW, LAC

Call: 406-765-2550 or 800-597-6606

Provides outpatient Mental Health Counseling to the residents of Sheridan County and the surrounding area.

Counseling services for adults, children, couples and families. Turning Leaf Counseling accepts private insurance, Medicaid, VA, and private pay clients. Gina Aasheim, LCPC

Call: 406-765-1277 

Intreated Behavioral Health is a new approach to primary care, focusing on the whole person rather than just the disease or illness that the person is experiencing.  This approach encourages our providers to screen and assess the mental health of our patients at their primary care appointments.  This allows the medical and behavioral health providers to work together to meet the needs of the patients. 

All of our providers are qualified to perform screenings, evaluations, prescribe medications and care for mental health and substance abuse concerns, as well as refer patients for counseling, psychiatry or other services.

Outpatient Addiction Counseling for substance use in Sidney and the surrounding areas.

Offers telehealth services and in person counseling along with individual and group therapy and behavioral health information classes. Provide Evaluations, individual counseling, group therapy, Minor in Possession Classes, DUI Classes, Batterer Intervention Classes (Partner Family Member Assault Classes for men and women), Women’s Trauma Group, and Marijuana Education Classes. Services are for teens and adults. PHRC accepts private insurance, Medicaid, and offer a lower self-pay scale for qualified individuals.

Call: 406-488-3001

Eastern Montana Community Mental Health Center offers Peer Support Services in Sheridan and Daniels County.  Our certified peer support specialist is available to offer non-clinical services to individuals on Montana Medicaid who are seeking to initiate or maintain recovery from substance abuse or addiction and/or mental health needs.  Our certified peer support specialist is an individual who is in recovery and understands and has experienced the struggles many individuals with substance abuse and/or mental health needs face.  Our Peer Support specialist is available to provide guidance and support in making healthy choices, learning life skills, connecting you to community and resources, as well as assisting you with developing coping skills, relationship support, and support with whatever challenges life presents.  Supporting you to maintain your wellness and recovery is the goal of EMCMHC’s peer support program.  For more information, please contact Bradley Richardson at or call EMCMHC’s Plentywood office at 406-765-2550.

Sandra Overgaard, LCSW-c, provides counseling to Sheridan County residents and in the surrounding area for mental health, rief, caregiver support and other issues. For more Information or to schedule an appointment call 406-765-3708.

A sound mind is more important now than ever in this current age of uncertainty.  General anxieties and stresses are reaching a fever pitch.  Depression is compounded by isolation and economic hardship.  With the privacy of videoconferencing in your own home or on your phone and with insurances stepping up to the plate, the time has never been easier or more accepting to get the help you need.  Secure facetime from the field or from your home, help is here.


Kristin’s practice provides specialty care in mental health, with medication management and therapeutic services for mental wellbeing, mental health conditions, and addictions.

The Office of Kristin McColly is seeing patients by telemental health and in person through the Sheridan Memorial Outreach Clinic. 

Access to quality psychiatric care for rural and frontier communities. As a completely virtual telepsychiatry practice based in Montana, all appointments occur online through secure video conferencing technology.  Services available:  Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Adult Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry & Memory Care, Addiction Treatment, and solutions for organizations and providers for outpatient and inpatient care.

Let us introduce ourselves, Pastor Mike is the Senior Pastor of Scobey Assembly of God, he has a Master’s in Christian Counseling from North Central Theological Seminary, his wife Pastor Dawn Hammerly assists her husband in a wide variety of areas involving the church.  Counseling also happens to be one of those areas.  Pastor Dawn has a Master’s of Science in Professional Counseling from Grand Canyon University.  We have helped couples with marriage counseling, to individual counseling, to youth, and family.  As Pastors we do bring scriptures in where appropriate, look to be support for individuals and families.  Pastor Mike is also a Licensed Practical Nurse, Certified instructor for Mental Health First Aid, and Youth Mental Health First Aid. Pastor Dawn has over 10 years of working with at risk behavioral youth in a residential setting before completing her master’s in professional counseling.  We treat each situation with respect, honesty and confidentiality.  If you are looking for behavioral health support and are not able to meet with a licensed individual we may be an option while you wait. 

  • Addiction issues
  • Help with child and family services if needed for people involved with DPHHS
  • Behavioral issues
  • Grief
  • Family issues
  • Spiritual counseling
  • Much more

Please contact us at 406-487-2626

Coaching is a service to help you get from one place to the next.  All through our lives we experience many transitions.  Becoming an employee, a parent, or even a widow.   They are all different journeys we travel in our lifetimes.   Occasionally we need a listening ear to determine how to manage the twist and turns we are going through. 


Pastor Tammy Craker, Pastor at Plentywood Lutheran Church in Plentywood, MT,  is a life coach and certified in End of Life and Grief Coaching.   In a coaching relationship she can be your listening ear and ask thought provoking questions to make your journey more manageable,


As a Greif coach, she gives people the time and space they need to grieve as they transition to a new and different way of life.   Loss comes in many different ways:  death, change in job, empty nest, unrealized dream.   Unresolved grief of loss often finds it’s way into unwelcome places and can affect your health, habits, and relationships.  

Call: 406-765-1371 or 605-765-4043 or email:

Financial Assistance

If you do not currently have health insurance, you may qualify for health insurance assistance and tax credits through the federal Health Insurance Marketplace – 800-318-2596

You may also qualify for Medicaid through DPHHS (Department of Public Health and Human Services) – 888-706-1535 or contact the Regional SOAR Provider, Teresa Carmon, Community Resource Center in Daniels County, 406-487-2055.

At the Community Resource Center, located in Scobey, Montana, Teresa can assist you with all things Social Security and DPHHS (Department of Public Health and Human Services).  Regional SOAR (SSI/SSDI, Outreach, Access and Recovery) Provider, Teresa Carmon, Community Resource Center in Daniels County, 406-487-2055.  

Provides year-round emergency/ urgent assistance, intended for one time use – help with medicines, medical bills, dental bills, food, fuel, coats/ winter wear, utilities, heat, rent. (Requests for children’s Christmas gifts are referred to another local group) 

We have partnered with the Montana Food Bank Network to provide food and supplies for our neighbors in need.  There are a variety of choices for food, and our stock changes regularly based on donations.   Open Monday-Friday, 9am – 3pm, 113 S Jackson, Plentywood MT.   Call to schedule an appointment to shop for your household.  You can visit twice a month.

Harvest Feeds Food Pantry is a local outreach ministry of Plentywood Harvest Church. We serve the local Sheridan and Daniels county residents in times of struggle.  We believe that neighbors should help neighbors to ensure that no one in our area has to be unsure where their next meal is coming from.  We ask local residents to help ensure that none are hungry.  We are located at 115 E 2nd St, Plentywood, in “the old post office”/Quisty’s Hobby Hideaway, and are open on Saturdays from 9-11am.  We will also open, by appointment, during the week. Please call 406-478-1016 if an appointment is needed.

Programs and referrals for help for seniors, veterans, and the disabled, low-income housing, energy assistance.

AEM is the sponsoring agency for community programs geared primarily towards empowering low-income individuals, seniors and families. Programs include:  Senior Companions, Veterans Home Choice Program, Senior Care Facility Ombudsman, Youth Employment & Training, Weatherization, Section 8 Housing Assistance, Energy Assistance, Emergency Assistance, and the Emergency Shelter Grants program.


Free rides within county borders; reasonable charges to Scobey, Sidney, or Williston for medical appointments.

Clothing, household items, much more.  Call to arrange a time to view furniture, which is stored in the Quility Transit bus barn.   

WIC- Montana’s special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants and children.  WIC offers nutrition and health education, breastfeeding support, healthy food and referrals to other services free of charge to Montana families who qualify.

Apply for food, medical, or cash assistance and find out more about the programs at

Or apply in person at the Wolf Point Field Office located at 131 Front St, Ste B, Wolf Point,

Or you may contact the Daniels County Resource Center for assistance in completing applications at 406-487-2055 or e-mail:

Weekday noon meals can be delivered to your home.  Plan in advance which days of the week you would like to have meals delivered.   Contact Vicki Ruby at Sheridan County Council on Aging, 406-765-3412, to register and/or to get more information.

Technical Assistance

Telehealth is the use of mobile technology including video doctor visits and remote patient monitoring tools to extend the reach of physicians and healthcare providers beyond traditional clinical settings.

Having little or no access to technology and internet can be a barrier to getting help or continuing progress. The Sheridan County Behavioral Health Coalition and the Sheridan County Library have solutions. Mobile hotspots, tablets, laptops and resource rooms are available when needed. Check with your behavioral health care provider, the library, or SCBHC for more details.


It is easy to get lost and overwhelmed with “information overload” when searching the internet. 
These websites are trusted sources, used by and referred by behavioral health advocates. 

The Alzheimer’s Association was founded in 1980 by a group of family caregivers and individuals who recognized the need for an organization that would unite caregivers, provide support to those facing Alzheimer’s and advance research into the disease.

Call: 800-272-3900

Founded in 1909, Mental Health America (MHA) is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and promoting the overall mental health for all. 

Online screening is one of the quickest and easiest ways to determine whether you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition: Mental health conditions, such as depression or anxiety, are real, common, and treatable. And recovery is possible.

Domestic Violence is not just physical violence. It is any behavior that is used to exert power and control over an intimate partner.

Domestic violence is a pattern of controlling acts. Types of abuse include physicalemotional, and economical abuse, stalking and harassment.

Provides easy-to-use tools to support your child’s success from kindergarten through the teen years. Covers bullying, anger, stress, and more.


NAMI started as a small group of families gathered around a kitchen table in 1979 and has blossomed into the nation’s leading voice on mental health.

Today, we are an association of more than 500 local affiliates who work to raise awareness and provide support and education that was not previously available to those in need. NAMI works to educate, advocate, listen and lead to improve the lives of people with mental illness and their loved ones.


The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S.

Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities. Congress established the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in 1992 to make substance use and mental disorder information, services, and research more accessible.


The definition of behavioral health

Behavioral Health is the scientific study of the emotions, behaviors, and biology relating to a person’s well-being, their ability to function in everyday life, and their concept of self. It encompasses resiliency, wellbeing, treatment of mental and substance use disorders, and support of those who experience and/or are in recovery from those conditions, along with their families and communities. 

Never miss a Meeting or Event

Meetings are Held the 2nd Thursday of each month. Anyone interested in behavioral health is invited to attend and participate.


Sheridan County Behavioral Health Coalition is here for ALL members of Sheridan County!

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