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Now being offered over Zoom! Attend local Missoula meetings easily and safely!
NAMI Missoula is now offering Family Support Group!
Thursday, May 19th, 6:30-8pm
3rd Thursday of every month, 6:30pm-8pm
St Paul Lutheran Church,
202 Brooks St., Room 208
Enter off Brooks St. courtyard and signs will indicate the meeting room. This a drop-in event. Please contact us if you would like to know more!
202 Brooks St,
Missoula, MT 59801
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Unfortunately due to COVID-19 our office is currently closed to in person visits.
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NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
What started as a small group of families gathered around a kitchen table in 1979 has blossomed into the nation’s leading voice on mental health. Today, we are an association of hundreds of local affiliates, state organizations and volunteers who work in your community to raise awareness and provide support and education that was not previously available to those in need.
We get it. We’ve been there. That’s why we advocate in every corner of the country to ensure better lives for everyone.
NAMI relies on gifts and contributions to support our important work. Your local affiliate in particular needs your support, whether financial or through volunteering.
Family & Friends
May 2022 seminar date: Stay tuned!
NAMI Family & Friends is a 4-hour seminar that informs and supports people who have loved ones with a mental health condition.
This seminar provides participants with the opportunity to learn about mental health directly from the families of people with a mental health condition. Audiences are also able to ask people with lived experience questions directly. In addition, by engaging in a discussion about mental health among their peers, families and friends realize they’re not alone.
NAMI Family & Friends is designed for family and friends age 18 years or older who have loved ones with a mental illness. Youth ages 14 and older may also attend provided they are accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Participants will learn about diagnoses, treatment, recovery, communication strategies, crisis preparation and NAMI resources. Seminar leaders have personal experience with mental health conditions in their families.
Hosted over Zoom!
Attending is easy and safe!
Schedule and Programs:
Need help with some payments? We may be able to help you through our Benevolent Emergency Fund Request. Please email us and inquire about how to get the proper forms, and what the requirements are to be eligible for the program. If you have any additional questions please do not hesitate to contact us!
NAMI Missoula is offering a Connection Support Group for people living with a mental health condition. NAMI Connection recovery support groups offer respect, understanding, encouragement, and hope.
Tuesday evenings, 7-8:30PM
Meeting on Zoom only*
*Tuesday’s Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89802069198?pwd=V09Ka3JXODNSMUljVXhaRTBOQ3BmQT09
Wednesday afternoons, 1-2:30pm
Meeting in-person with option to Zoom**
Location: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
202 Brooks St., Room 208
(enter off Brooks St. courtyard,
and signs will indicate meeting room)
**Wednesday’s Zoom link:
In Our Own Voice is a one-hour presentation offered free to interested community groups. Two trained presenters discuss their experiences living with, and recovering from, mental illness; a brief DVD is also included. Educational and inspirational, personal and intimate, In Our Own Voice presentations are one of NAMI’s best tools for combating stigma and stereotypes about mental illness. Call us at (406) 880-1013 or e-mail us at email@example.com to arrange a presentation to your group or organization.
Family-to-Family is a free twelve-week course designed to educate and support family members, loved ones, and caregivers of individuals with mental illness. Classes are taught by two trained facilitators who have lived the experience of dealing with a family member’s mental illness; the course offers a wealth of information and coping strategies and helps combat the isolation and helplessness families so often feel around this issue.
Peer to Peer is a free ten-week “education for recovery” course for individuals with persistent mental health issues. Taught by trained mentors who are themselves in recovery, the course provides insights into the nature of various psychiatric conditions, helps participants better recognize symptoms and triggers, and aids in developing strategies to prevent or minimize relapse.
Resources and Forms
List of Missoula therapist and their accepted insurance
LINKS TO OTHER MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES IN MISSOULA
NAMI Missoula does PayPal!
Meaning anyone can make a tax-deductible donation to NAMI Missoula through PayPal. It’s quick, it’s easy, it’s secure–and, most of all, it’s much needed and greatly appreciated!
Three Ways To Donate!
The quickest and easiest way to donate to NAMI Montana is to make an online donation by clicking on the “Donate” button on the below.
Donate to NAMI Montana's Endowment Fund
NAMI Montana has two different endowment funds to help meet the needs of our donors.
Donate by Mail
Please send checks to PO Box 5413, Missoula, MT, 59806. Thank you for your support!
Our chapter is dedicated to fight against unjust and harmful stigma towards mental health. We strive to do our part, to help make Missoula a safer and healthier community.
Days our campaign has fought against stigma
Those helped from the benevolent fund this year
Frequently Asked Questions
Can people recover from mental illness? Is there a cure?
NAMI believes that recovery is a process, beginning with diagnosis and eventually moving into the successful management of a mental health condition. Sustained recovery involves learning about the illness and effective treatment, empowerment with the support of peers and family members and finally, helping others achieve wellness.
Most people diagnosed with a mental health condition can experience relief from their symptoms and live a satisfying life by actively participating in an individualized treatment plan.
An effective treatment plan may include medication, psychotherapy and peer support groups. A balanced diet, exercise and sleep can also play a big role in your mental health. Meaningful social opportunities, such as local drop in centers or clubhouses, and volunteer activities contribute to overall wellness and mental health recovery. Our Mental Health Treatment & Services and Living With A Mental Health Condition pages provide additional information that may be helpful in your recovery process.
Does NAMI have brochures on mental health conditions?
NAMI offers brochures and fact sheets on a variety of topics, including mental health conditions, treatment, recovery strategies and commonly prescribed medications. Brochures can be purchased through the NAMI Store.
The NAMI HelpLine provides a limited number of brochures and fact sheets at no charge. The HelpLine can be reached at 800-950-6264 between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., ET, Monday through Friday.
What does NAMI stand for and what is its mission?
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental health. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, supports and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raising awareness and building a community of hope for all of those in need. NAMI offers support and education programs for families and individuals living with mental health conditions.
NAMI recognizes that the key concepts of recovery, resiliency and support are essential to improving the wellness and quality of life of all persons affected by mental illness. Learn more about NAMI.
What job or volunteer opportunities does NAMI have available?
The NAMI office in Missoula, MT. posts volunteer, internship and employment opportunities as they become available. For opportunities at your NAMI Affiliate, contact them directly.
I need help coping with some of my loved ones symptoms. Can NAMI offer advice or help?
NAMI offers coping tips and information for family members and caregivers. NAMI Family-to-Family and NAMI Basics are ideal for family members, friends and other caregivers seeking answers and guidance. Ongoing support groups provide a safe place to talk to other people going through similar situations. For information on times and locations in your community, contact your NAMI State Organization or NAMI Affiliate.
NAMI also offers discussion groups for caregivers and family members interested in connecting with others online for support and coping strategies. NAMI AIR, a mobile app, also includes a community for family members to provide anonymous support and encouragement.
What does leadership look like at NAMI Missoula?
All elected board members of NAMI Missoula are dedicated and steadfast in their mission to uphold the ideals, values, and vision of NAMI as an organization. We here at NAMI feel honored to have the opportunity to serve such a vibrant and amazing community, and help others in the ways that we can.
Current board members consist of: Suzin Katrina (Interim President), Mary McCourt, Brenda Allington, Stephen Nelson, Zan Bocks, Sylvia Carollo, Kim Seeberger (Treasurer), Mark Medvetz, and Suzanne Sterrett (Secretary) and Marcia Dias.
In grateful recognition of their decades of service, Dorothy Salmonson and Jean Sharkey are honorary lifetime board members of NAMI Missoula, with Dorothy Salmonson as lifetime President Emeritus of the organization.