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September 2017

The big story this month is about the budget cuts for Montana mental health services (especially impacting case management services):

https://missoulanews.bigskypress.com/missoula/western-montana-mental-health-center-braces-for-big-cuts/Content?oid=4681123

It isn’t just Western Montana Mental Health Center that will be affected; all mental health services will feel the pinch, as an already underfunded system is forced to make do with even less. This is a time for advocacy; please contact your local and state elected representatives and ask them to consider the consequences of these cuts!

NAMI national opposes the proposed Graham-Cassidy healthcare bill:

It’s time to stop another dangerous health reform bill in its tracks. The new Graham-Cassidy bill will make it harder than ever for people to get psychiatric medications, case management, and mental health services—and other people with mental illness will lose their coverage entirely. Tell Congress to vote NO on Graham-Cassidy: http://bit.ly/2h7ZCOA

Tamarack Grief Resource Center has a full slate of programs and groups for Fall 2017. Call them at 541-8472 or check their website at: http://www.tamarackgriefresourcecenter.org/

Sunburst Mental Health has opened a facility here in Missoula at 725 West Alder, Suite 10. Contact them at 203-9948 or go to their website at: https://www.sunburstfoundation.org/

 

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