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Once again, NAMI Missoula will participate in the annual “Missoula Gives,” an online fundraising event, organized by the Missoula Community Foundation, for local  non-profit groups. You can find our link at:

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(1) On Wednesday, April 18, Sandra Allen will read from her new book “A Kind of Mirraculas Paradise: A True Story About Schizophrenia”. The reading is at Fact & Fiction in downtown Missoula; it begins at 7:00 and will also include local author Anne Helen Peterson. More information can be found here:

(2) On Thursday, April 19, at Imagine Nation (1151 W. Broadway), NAMI board member Zan Bockes celebrates the release of her second book of poetry, “Alibi for Stolen Light”. Zan will be joined by fellow poets Sheryl Noethe and Mark Gibbons; the three will read from their respective works. The event begins at 6:00 and is free and open to the public.

(3) From Friday, April 20 through Thursday, April 26, “Seeds of Hope” will offer a variety of events to raise awareness of suicide in Missoula. Email us at for an informational flyer and complete schedule of events.

(4) On Saturday, April 21, the United Way of Missoula County presents “An Evening with Tom Satterly,” a highly decorated combat veteran who will speak about his struggle with PTSD. Information about this event can be found here: 

Tom Satterly will also be speaking on Monday, April 23 at Carroll College in Helena. For information, contact NAMI Montana at 406-443-7871 or email

(5) May is Mental Health Awareness Month. NAMI Missoula has a number of events in the works; we’ll release the full schedule shortly.

(6) Our next “Family & Friends” seminar will be held on Saturday, May 12 (1:00 to 5:00 p.m.) at 202 Brooks Street (St. Paul Lutheran Church). This free four-hour seminar is for relatives, friends, and caregivers of individuals living with mental illness; it provides information about diagnoses, symptoms, medications, crisis management and more. To register, go to this link and enter the zip code 59801:


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