On Thursday, October 15, 2015, Dr. Glenda Wrenn—director of SHLI’s Division of Behavioral Health—spoke to a group of Montana mental health care professionals as a national health policy
advocate at the 2015 Montana Conference on Mental Illness. The room was filled with more than 100 mental health professionals, researchers, clinicians and advocates from across Montana. “It’s about saying, ‘We’re going to figure out what you need, and you’re going to get what you need,'” said Dr. Wrenn. She continued on, stating that finding ways to address socioeconomic factors, such as housing and workforce development, is equally important in preventative efforts when it comes to mental illness. She ended with saying how important it is to build strong leaders in health in order to push treatment for PTSD forward. Read the full story at the link below.

By ZACH BENOIT zbenoit@billingsgazette.com | View Original Article