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September 14, 2008: Please join us tomorrow at Silver Park in Missoula for the annual “Out of the Darkness” walk. The event is free; registration begins at noon, and the walk commences at 1:00. Missoula Mayor John Engen will be there, and local broadcaster Heide Meili will speak. “Out of the Darkness” promotes awareness of suicide, acknowledges the losses we have suffered from suicide, and raises money to promote suicide prevention efforts. Call us at 880-1013 if you have any questions about the event.

September 4, 2018: 

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of another long-time NAMI Missoula leader. Janet Connolly Berens, formerly Vice-President of our affiliate, passed away peacefully at her home on September 3, 2018, surrounded by her family. Jan was instrumental in establishing the NAMI “Holiday High Tea” event; she also helped design and oversee our medication co-pay program (through our Benevolent Fund). Jan’s leadership, enthusiasm, and energy were vital to NAMI Missoula’s growth and success over the past few years in particular; in 2013, she spearheaded our search for office space, resulting in our locating ourselves at 202 Brooks Street (St. Paul Lutheran Church).  
We ask you to keep Jan and her family in your thoughts and prayers. The family has requested that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Jan’s name to the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (

August 30, 2018: NBC News has a featured article on its website about suicide, and the mental health crisis, in Montana.

Please read the article, share it with as many people as you can, and then contact your local and state legislators in Montana and ask what they are doing about this situation. This is nothing less than a public health emergency and it needs to be treated as such.


August 20, 2018: 

It is with great sadness that we acknowledge the recent death of Karen Ward, an indispensable member of NAMI Missoula and of this entire community. Please keep Karen and her family in your thoughts and prayers, and please feel free to join us at the celebration of her life on Sunday, Sept. 2 from 2-4pm at the Fort Missoula Regional Park Pavilion.


July 2018: NAMI Missoula does PayPal! We’ve added a PayPal button to our “Donate” page; you can enroll as a NAMI member, renew your membership, or 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!


NAMI National has produced an excellent booklet to help individuals and families deal with mental health crises. “Navigating a Mental Health Crisis” can be downloaded for free in PDF form at: 


NAMI Missoula is an affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness and of NAMI Montana; we are located at 202 Brooks Street (Room 210) in Missoula. We provide education, advocacy, and support for individuals and families affected by mental illness, and we work with like-minded groups in the community to combat stigma and stereotypes about mental illness. NAMI Missoula offers free weekly support groups, free education classes, a resource library, and much more.  

Our normal office hours are 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday, and by appointment outside those hours. We can be reached by phone at 406-880-1013 or by email at Our mailing address is: NAMI Missoula, PO Box 5413, Missoula MT 59806. 

Please see our “Events” page for information about upcoming events and activities. You can also check our Facebook page for news, updates, articles, and links:



IF YOU ARE IN CRISIS, CALL 911.                                                                                     



Crisis Response Team: 532-9710

Voices of Hope: 406-453-4357

Providence Center Urgent Mental Health Clinic: 327-3034

Missoula City-County Suicide Prevention: 258-3883           

General Resource Information: 211

National Crisis Text Line: 741741                                        

Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233                                                              

Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673


We would like to thank clergy, staff, and members of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Missoula for their generous provision of office and meeting space, and for all their encouragement and support.

NAMI Missoula is a proud member of the Missoula Downtown Association, partnering with the MDA and its members to make Missoula the best community it can be!  (

We are also proud to work with “Missoula Gives” ( in its efforts to raise money for local nonprofits. We count ourselves fortunate to live in such a generous and caring community!

NAMI Missoula is proud to be registered at AmazonSmile, where Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charities selected by customers. Go to our AmazonSmile link and select us as your charity of choice!

We would like to recognize and thank the local businesses who allow us to place our “NAMI Missoula” donation containers on their premises. The money collected in these containers goes directly to our Benevolent Fund; through our “co-pay” voucher program, in partnership with local mental health centers, it helps individuals with limited financial resources purchase necessary psychiatric medications.

Businesses that have NAMI Missoula donation containers are:

Rockin’ Rudy’s / Orange Street Food Farm / Savmor Drug / Fuddrucker’s / Conoco Station (6265 Mullan Road)

Our thanks to all these merchants and to the generous people of Missoula!