Hey guys it’s Callie and Kayla with Billings365...
Today we want to talk to you about our newest partnership with Billings Clinic. The goal of this collaboration is to spread the message about their efforts to bring a psychiatric residency program to Billings Clinic. The program, called Montana Track, will focus on making mental health resources available to underserved rural communities.
Montana, Wyoming and Alaska are the only states in the country with no psychiatric residency program, and they’re also consistently among the national leaders in suicide rates.
So many individuals across our state struggle with mental illness and many have difficulty accessing care because of the great travel distances to receive care, stigma surrounding mental health and the lack of psychiatrists in our region. Mental illness is the leading cause of disability in the United States. Billings Clinic Psychiatric Services goal is to provide innovative treatments for patients and to be a leading edge organization where mental health professionals desire to work and care for their patients.