We are here for you!
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.
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.
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 text, including the location 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.
Lifeline is free, confidential, and always available.
A skilled crisis worker who works at the Lifeline network will provide emotional support to talk through any thoughts, feelings or any issue for which you need support (substance use, economic worries, relationships, sexual identity, physical or emotional abuse, depression, anxiety, mental and physical illness, and loneliness).
Talking with someone about your thoughts and feelings can save your life: suicidepreventionlifeline.org
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.
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).crisistextline.org
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.
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.
Free online help is here for Montanans.
Thrive by Waypoint Health, a leader in digital behavioral health, is a confidential online program for people who want to take charge of their emotional well-being to lead happier, more satisfying lives. Thrive Montana teaches skills that help you communicate more confidently, think more constructively, and do more activities that make you feel good. Montana Department of Public Health and Human Resources bought over a thousand slots to distribute Thrive for Montana in the state.
There still are slots available and they are free. When one signs up, it’s totally anonymous and they can work with Thrive on their own time. The randomized control trials in the state regarding Thrive have shown that it has worked very well. thriveformontana.com
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.
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 wholeandwellco.com
Journeys and Pathways with Julie Kreps. Julie is a CECP, CRP, certified in Touch for Health using kinesiology. She uses a combination of Emotion Code, Reiki, Meridian Balancing, and Touch for Health to help balance the body’s natural electrical highways, release trapped emotions, balance muscles, and activate the body’s natural healing process. Julie works with people and animals to help give them a better life. To schedule an appointment, contact Julie at 406-390-2759.
Specific to COVID-related support issues, the Recovery Line offers free, confidential counseling services from trained crisis counselors Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
The service is meant to help people navigate feelings of isolation, loss, fear, uncertainty, depression, and anxiety they are experiencing during the pandemic. Counselors listen without judgement, offer emotional support, and provide additional community resources.
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.
Providing mental health counseling, grief counseling and hospice services.
Helping re-establish a sense of control and direction in you life and return to the path toward healing. Sandra Overgaard, LCSW-Candidate.
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
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
Kristin McColly, Family Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, specializes in psychiatric and mental health evaluations, evaluation and management of addictions including food, alcohol, stimulants, marijuana, and prescription drugs, limited counseling services, and use of genetic testing to optimize personalized succuss of treatment.
Specialized services include:
Psychiatric Evaluation: an accurate diagnosis is the foundation of treatment. Through detailed examination and questioning, the diagnosis informs medication management and therapeutic techniques.
Psychopharmacology: There is a definite science to brain-based diseases. When medicines are the answer, getting the right ones will get you on the road to mental wellness and recovery.
Psychotherapy: Talking it our is so helpful! Through conversation with a specialist, you gain support, insight, and learn tools for improvement. Medications are not always the answer.
Genetic Testing: You are unique. Genetic testing gives you insight into the underlying mental conditions. It also tells us about your specific metabolism for medications, so medication decisions are highly informed.
Addictions Treatment: Substances are often used to self-medicate underlying issues. At first they serve a purpose and may seem to help. In time, they often contribute to the problem. No shame, no blame. Kristin’s goal is to help you reach your goal.
Offering appointments in Plentywood at Sheridan Memorial Clinic or by telepsych through secure zoom or secured facetime. Schedule your appointment today at: 406-765-3718.
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.
Debbie Johnson, LCSW, School Psychologist, is available for students K-12 in Medicine Lake, Plentywood, Westby and Scobey.
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 email@example.com or call EMCMHC’s Plentywood office at 406-765-2550.
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.
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). The greatest loss is that of a brother or sister in arms and the mere sense of still being alive can be an overwhelming challenge as well. Lawrence Rhone is a member of the National Organization of Veterans’ Advocates, Inc. See also rhonesfarmretreat.com and/ or e-mail Lawrence at:
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.”
If you are needing to set up appointments with a provider, call the provider to check what payment options are available and check with your insurance carrier for coverage information.
If you do not currently have health insurance, you may qualify for Medicaid or health insurance assistance and tax credits through the federal Health Insurance Marketplace.
Apply for Health Coverage Assistance and/or find out more about the programs at apply.mt.gov (includes applications for food and cash assistance) and/ or contact the Daniels County Resource Center, for assistance in completing applications at 406-487-2055 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
See more information about this service in the section that follows.
Extending services to Sheridan County also.
SOAR is a national program run by SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) with trained advocates who assist with the application process for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) income supports.
SSI/SSDI are disability income benefits that also provide Medicaid and/or Medicare insurance. The application for benefits is complicated, yet accessing these benefits is an important step on the road towards well-being and recovery. SOAR providers are able to submit a complete application and all the required backup documentation, which significantly speeds up the review and approval process.
Who is eligible?
Adults who are experiencing hardship and have a mental illness, medical impairment, and /or a co-occurring substance use disorder, Veterans, and Widows and Widowers over the age of 59 ½.
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.
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: screening.mhanational.org/screening-tools. Mental health conditions, such as depression or anxiety, are real, common, and treatable. And recovery is possible.
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.
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.
Meetings are Held the 2nd Thursday of each month. Anyone interested in behavioral health is invited to attend and participate.
Links to articles that we’ve had in the local papers!
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