Mental health system discussion planned for Jan. 10 at Billings library

State officials are hoping to hear feedback from those who have experience with Montana’s behavioral health system.

Specifically they’re wanting to hear from those who have suggestions for improving the system of care for mental health, substance use disorders or developmental disabilities.

To that end they’ve set up a listening session on Wednesday, Jan. 10 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Billings Public Library’s Community Room, Broadway and Sixth Avenue North.

Members of the Behavioral Health System for Future Generations Commission (created by House Bill 872) will be on hand to hear from community members. Participating will be Rep. Bob Keenan, of Big Fork, chairman of the commission, and Rep. Mike Yakawich, of Billings. Representatives of the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services also will attend.

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Those attending are asked to please bring printed copies of the suggestions to leave with Reps. Keenan and Yakawich.

This listening session is jointly sponsored by the Community Crisis Center, RiverStone Health, Billings Clinic and St. Vincent/Intermountain Health.

For more information on the Jan. 10 listening session, contact Rep. Mike Yakawich at 406-647-6391.

The HB872 commission is scheduled to meet from noon till 5

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