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Dennis Nyland - Mental Health Ombudsman

Dennis was appointed to the post of Mental Health Ombudsman in 2014.  Dennis served in the U.S. Navy, works as an EMT for St. Peter’s Ambulance Service and was in law enforcement for many years.  During his time in law enforcement, he was instrumental in bringing the Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) to the State of Montana.  Dennis was very involved in numerous CIT trainings, assisting in training many law enforcement officers regarding mental illness and in the deescalating skills required in crisis situations.  Dennis has a passion for individuals with mental illness and is very excited to be in the position of the Mental Health Ombudsman.

JULAINE BEATTY - Mental Health Services Specialist

Julaine is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 20 years of experience working in the healthcare and insurance fields.Julaine is a therapist and has experience treating mental health and addiction issues both in private practice and community mental health agencies. In addition to her work as a therapist, she regularly provides corporate training on mental health issues to groups seeking to improve their approach to mental health and wellness in the workplace.Julaine shares the Ombudsman’s passion for mental wellness and is excited to join the State of Montana as a Mental Health Services Specialist

Contact information:

The Ombudsman office is open Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Dennis: 406-444-9669

Julaine: 406-444-9661

Toll Free Telephone: 888-444-9669
Fax: 406-444-3543

P.O. Box 200804
Helena, MT 59620-0804

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