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We Speak Mental Health Week 2020

September is National Suicide Prevention Month. This September, organizations and people from across our community are coming together to host free activities, training opportunities and more to support people affected by suicide and raise awareness. For a full list of activities, visit https://lcsuicideprevention.org/. St. Peter’s Health is hosting a series of free mental health training/education opportunities during We Speak Mental...

Patient story: Expanding parental support program helps area mom navigate difficult journey

Taking Care of You program offers support and resource connection services during pregnancy and first year postpartum Afternoons are busy at Nicole Hamilton’s house. Between getting apples and popcorn ready for a snack, helping Teal, 3, with potty training, and keeping an eye on a fast-crawling Jade, 1, there’s plenty to do. Nicole wouldn’t have it any other way. The...

Health Matters: Alcohol myths and misconceptions

The last year of the COVID-19 pandemic has been hard! With all the stress of the last 12-plus months, many people are turning more frequently to a glass of wine, liquor or beer to get a break. You may even notice for yourself that the frequency or amount of alcohol you consume has gradually crept higher as the pandemic wears...

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Regular screening beginning at age 50, or earlier depending on family history or other circumstances, is the best way to prevent colorectal cancer. It is the second most common type of cancer causing death in the US today. Colorectal cancer doesn’t always cause symptoms, especially at first. Many times it’s diagnosed by the...

Safe housing connection provides stability for breast cancer patient

On March 4, 2021, Sue signed a lease and received her keys to her brand new home at Rocky Mountain Development Council's Red Alder affordable housing subdivision on Helena's westside. Like for so many in our community, the past year has been challenging for Sue. At times, the challenges seemed insurmountable. She was undergoing on-going and complex treatment for breast...

Health Matters: Colon cancer screening — understanding your options

As COVID-19 impacted the world, unfortunately, we watched colorectal cancer screening rates drastically decrease at the local and national levels. Reduced screening rates were caused, in part, by the reduced availability of services briefly in the spring of 2020. But sadly, even as care became available again, the rates have remained lower than usual. This Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, we're...

Whole family support: Caring through connection

As a Care Manager at St. Peter’s, Kelsey Kyle, RN, PMH-C is proud to say she’s dedicated her career to caring for families and children. She knows better than most how important this kind of care can be. Kelsey’s parents both struggled with addiction and mental health issues. She struggled with postpartum depression and has been on her own journey...