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2016 NAMI Montana Hero Award Winners

By October 21, 2016No Comments
During the banquet on Thursday night of the 2016 Montana Conference on Mental Illness, we will present the 2016 NAMI Montana Hero Awards to five people who have had an extraordinary impact on the fight against mental illness in Montana.Dr. Erin Amato, MD of Montana Psychiatry has worked incredibly hard to bring innovative treatments, such as Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation and Ketamine, for treatment resistant depression to Montana.
Dr. Eric Arzubi, MD of the Billings Clinic has developed a strong track record of innovation and advocacy in efforts such as Project Echo, Triple Chronotherapy Research for suicide prevention, and the creation of a Psychiatric Residency program in Montana.
Tiffany Hanson, CPA is a shareholder with Anderson ZurMuehlen, NAMI Montana’s Treasurer, and a long-time advocate for improved mental health awareness and treatment programs for Montana’s children.
Marga Lincoln is a reporter for the Helena Independent Record. Marga is being recognized for her in-depth and compassionate coverage of the Helena School District’s response to a suicide epidemic and the District’s eventual adoption of the Youth Aware of Mental Health program. 
Gary Popiel is the President of NAMI Montana and a driving force behind the establishment of the Center for Mental Health Research and Recovery at Montana State University.
Each of these incredible men and women have utilized their passion to improve the lives of people with mental illness and their unique skill sets to make incredible strides in improving Montana’s mental illness awareness and treatment systems. 

NAMI Montana is deeply grateful to them for all of their hard work and dedication to this critical cause.

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