mental health

Kiki Radermacher, a therapist, was one of the first members of a mobile crisis response unit in Missoula, Montana, which started responding to emergency mental health calls last year.

In mental health crises, a 911 call can now bring a team of helpers — and maybe no cops

BY: - June 15, 2021

  By the time Kiki Radermacher, a mental health therapist, arrived at a Missoula, Montana, home on an emergency 911 call in late May, the man who had called for help was backed into a corner and yelling at police officers. The home, which he was renting, was about to be sold. He had called […]

Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline mural in Boise

Pandemic fallout: Idaho health department responds to need for depression, anxiety resources

BY: - June 4, 2021

The oldest caller to the Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline since it launched in 2012 was 92 years old, while the youngest was just 7 years old. And as the COVID-19 pandemic has gripped the state, Idahoans of all ages have needed more mental health resources to get by.  During the first three months of 2021, […]

Entrance to the Hands of Promise campus

Idaho children are sent out of state for care. Idaho Youth Ranch is bringing them home.

BY: - June 1, 2021

For years, Idaho families have been forced to send their children out of state – sometimes all the way across the country – to get them residential mental health care. The Idaho Youth Ranch plans to change that with a $28 million project in Canyon County. The nonprofit has been serving Idaho children and families […]