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We Speak Mental Health Week 2020

September is National Suicide Prevention Month. This September, organizations and people from across our community are coming together to host free activities, training opportunities and more to support people affected by suicide and raise awareness. For a full list of activities, visit https://lcsuicideprevention.org/. St. Peter’s Health is hosting a series of free mental health training/education opportunities during We Speak Mental...

Patients describe illness: 'COVID-19 denial is dangerous'

Helena-area residents Kari and Ron have been taking COVID-19 seriously since the virus arrived in the community in March. Both in their 50s, they typically pick up food for take-out and adhere to all COVID-19 precautions in the workplace. Recently, the couple was invited to a family event and decided to attend. They knew it was going to be small...

400+ St. Peter's Employees: Support us, slow the spread

Dear Community: Our colleague, Registered Nurse Charlotte Skinner, RN, delivered a powerful message last week to the entire state of Montana. She said: “We need your help, Montana.” We want to reiterate this message. It is more important than ever that our community hears it loud and clear. COVID-19 is serious. It is true, the majority of people who get...

Prostate cancer: Early detection may expand treatment options

Urologist Dr. Kevin Brown was featured in this KTVH story highlighting the importance of early detection for prostate cancer. September was Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Dr. Brown now offers SpaceOAR to patients. SpaceOAR is used during radiation therapy for prostate cancer to help minimize the impact on urinary, sexual and bowel quality of life. Learn more about the services and...

Health Matters: Coping with chronic stress during the COVID-19 pandemic

"Are we really dealing with this still?” Honestly, this is what comes to mind when I think about COVID-19 these days. As a clinical psychologist, I often ask patients to identify their emotions. My COVID-related emotions vary from anxiety, grief, uncertainty, fear and frustration, to optimism, gratitude and hope. But my prevailing emotion several months into this pandemic can best...