Sidney's EMCMHC Staff Recognized Mental Health Awareness Month In May


Upper row (L-R) Sidney EMCMHC staff Jana Pugh, Amy Harling, Brenda Alonzo, Shelly Schepens, Dorene McDonald, and lower row, office manager Mary Gaughan, recognized May as Mental Health Awareness Month by wearing Mental Health Awareness shirts once a week during the entire month. (Photo by Jaymi Mozeak)

Once a week, for the entire month of May, the staff of the Eastern Montana Community Mental Health Center in Sidney wore t-shirts to recognize May as Mental Health Awareness Month. The theme this year was "More Than Enough".

Mental health is essential for a person's overall health. According to an article on, Mental Health Month was established in 1949 to increase awareness of the importance of mental health and wellness in Americans' lives, and to celebrate recovery from mental illness.

Sidney's EMCMHC offers Mental Health Services in the form of Mental Health Assessment/Individual and Group Therapy, Veterans Affairs Services, Anger Management, Montana Assertive Community Treatment Services, and Crisis/Emergency Services. They are located at 1201 W. Holly, Suite 4 in the Community Health Building in front of the Police Station. Their friendly staff are ready and willing to help.

EMCMHC is a mental health clinic based out of Miles City that has been serving Eastern Montana since 1967. They currently serve 17 different counties at eight different locations. For more information or to schedule an appointment visit their website at or call the office at 406-433-4635.


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