How to be Happy

How to be Happy By Katie Gerten, Youth Dynamics What does it mean to be happy? It’s a loaded question, right? A recent …

Marijuana and ADHD

Marijuana and ADHD By Intermountain Co-Occurring Staff With the trend toward the legalization of marijuana rising in the United States, there is concern …

Xanax and Youth

Xanax and Youth By Craig Struble, LCSW LAC As an addiction counselor, I have seen an increase in youth’s unprescribed use of Xanax. …

Tribal Public Health Conference

“Changing Time 2021! A New Era in Tribal Public Health” conference was held in Billings in August. It was a chance for tribal …

We the People – Connecting Communities and Culture

By: Melissa Giard, Glacier County PFS The State of Montana administers the Partnership for Success grant, aimed at working within each community across …

Is Marijuana Good for Depression?

IS MARIJUANA GOOD FOR DEPRESSION? • Johnny’s Ambassadors (johnnysambassadors.org) Guest post by Dr. Erik Messamore, Johnny’s Ambassadors Scientific Advisory Board A NATURAL QUESTION …

Come Sit A Spell

By: Beth Morrison, Cascade County Block Grant After spotting a cool bench with changeable advertising in front of one of our grocery stores, …

One Thing I Always Say Is…

By: Nicole Hackley Eastern Region RTAL If you’ve ever taken SAPST training from me or you’re one of my Prevention Specialists, you’ll know …

WHEN TO SEEK HELP

By: KELLY ACKERMAN, LCPC   Emotional struggles throughout life are normal no matter what age a person is. There are times when these …

THE IMPORTANCE OF MULTI-GENERATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS

By: BRIAN JOHNSON, DIRECTOR OF FAITH FORMATION This article starts a series of understanding risk and protective factors as it relates to reducing …

Motivating Kids

By: LEN LANTZ, MD IS YELLING AT YOUR CHILD EFFECTIVE? In short, no. Screaming at kids is ineffective and unenjoyable, however, I often …

FIVE SIMPLE IDEAS TO PREVENT SUMMER SLIDE

By: EMILY C.T. HANKINS   Ah… summer break. A time for kids to relax, recharge, and unwind. However, as caregivers, and stewards of …