HCN Articles

The flash drought brought misery, but did it change minds on climate change?
The flash drought brought misery, but did it change minds on climate change?
North Dakota ranchers rely on the rain — and last year the rains failed.
The lifelong consequences of childhood trauma
The lifelong consequences of childhood trauma
Harrowing experiences can spark health issues and substance abuse into adulthood.
What gun shops can do to help prevent suicide
What gun shops can do to help prevent suicide
Montana’s arms dealers could learn from a model in New Hampshire.
Montanans sightsee at a political circus
Montanans sightsee at a political circus
President Donald Trump’s spectacle draws a crowd, for now.
Montanans must rely on each other in crisis
Montanans must rely on each other in crisis
A network of local providers steps in as vital mental health centers close.
Pawnee comic Howie Echo-Hawk wants to see you squirm
Pawnee comic Howie Echo-Hawk wants to see you squirm
Echo-Hawk’s ‘punishment comedy’ draws on his experiences as an Indigenous man living in Seattle.
Suicide and loss: A mother reflects on her son’s death
Suicide and loss: A mother reflects on her son’s death
In 2016, when Jack Pierre ended his life, Montana’s suicide rate led the nation.
Neighbors on call to help care for one another
Neighbors on call to help care for one another
Community health programs are thriving in Haiti, Montana and the Navajo Nation.
We are not Pocahontas
We are not Pocahontas
When Indians — especially Indian women — are used as props for a political agenda, call it out.
Montana lacks money to treat its most vulnerable residents
Montana lacks money to treat its most vulnerable residents
Patients with developmental disabilities and mental illness fall through the state’s health care gaps.
Reckoning with History: The legacy of lynching in the West
Reckoning with History: The legacy of lynching in the West
Violence, often thought of as ‘frontier justice,’ disproportionately targeted people of color.
A curriculum to help students build healthy relationships
A curriculum to help students build healthy relationships
In Montana, middle-schoolers are learning the importance of resiliency and support.
Montana teens organize to prevent suicides
Montana teens organize to prevent suicides
‘Students have decided that to make change, we need to be the change.’
You know CPR — what about mental health first aid?
You know CPR — what about mental health first aid?
Training peers to recognize risks and warning signs can help prevent suicide.
In a time of division and hate, wildfire unites a community
In a time of division and hate, wildfire unites a community
Disaster response offers an antidote to the era of “me.”
Trump pardons Oregon ranchers, symbols of anti-federal movement
Trump pardons Oregon ranchers, symbols of anti-federal movement
The move is the latest win for sagebrush rebels, anti-government extremists.
Keep your tunes to yourself on the trail
Keep your tunes to yourself on the trail
A writer decries wilderness-destroying graffiti, litter, drones and booming speakers.
Rural communities look at new ways to fortify mental health
Rural communities look at new ways to fortify mental health
A dearth of professional help leaves small-town residents seeking help from one another.
‘Recovery is possible — and we’re examples of it’
‘Recovery is possible — and we’re examples of it’
Peer support from the recently recovered helps those in active addiction.
New EPA head has long history of ties to mining interests
New EPA head has long history of ties to mining interests
Watchdog groups worry Andrew Wheeler will advance an agenda of deregulation.
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