Alzheimer’s Association, Montana Chapter

The Alzheimer’s Association leads the way to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.

Montana is a great big state and the Alzheimer’s Association has an enormous mission. Help us determine how we can best reach the growing number in need. Whether you live in a larger city or a smaller town, we invite all feedback.

Alternatives Conference

The mission of the Alternatives conference is to include as many diverse perspectives as possible on mental health recovery.

The Alternatives conference continues on the legacy of the late Judi Chamberlin, a pioneering leader in the peer rights movement, and is funded entirely through registration fees and donations. “We will be ‘on our own’ again, connecting to the roots of our movement,” said conference chair Anthony Fox. “We will be free and empowered to express our unique voices, to learn from each other in the spirit of self-help, mutual support, and the principles of recovery in action, with the goal of living full and independent lives in the community.”

Summit Independent Living

Summit Independent Living is a private, non-residential, non-profit organization that offers a wide range of services designed to give people with disabilities the tools and resources that are needed to improve independence, self-confidence, knowledge, skills and access to community resources. Summit serves people with all types of disabilities.

Summit provides consumer and advocacy services to residents of Missoula, Ravalli, Mineral, Lake, Sanders, Flathead, and Lincoln Counties as well as works on a systemic level nationally and across Montana to improve the lives of individuals living with disabilities.

National Certified Peer Specialist (NCPS) Certification

The National Certified Peer Specialist (NCPS) certification is a voluntary, examination-based certification that allows peers to demonstrate a high level of experience and competencies in peer support. The NCPS does not replace state certifications but is an add-on to required state certifications. Individuals who earn the NCPS go above and beyond state certification to show their leadership and commitment to the growth and advancement of the field.

What is the National Certified Peer Specialist Certification? (Video)

What is Peer Support? (Video)

Peers for Progress invited an international assembly of medical and public health experts to talk about why peer support is important to the present and future of chronic disease self-management, prevention, and health. Here’s what they had to say.

Suicide Prevention Resource Center

The Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) is the only federally supported resource center devoted to advancing the implementation of the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention. SPRC is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

QPR Institute

The QPR mission is to reduce suicidal behaviors and save lives by providing innovative, practical and proven suicide prevention training. The signs of crisis are all around us. We believe that quality education empowers all people, regardless of their background, to make a positive difference in the life of someone they know.

Suicide Assessment Five Step Evaluation and Triage (SAFE-T)

This resource gives a brief overview on conducting a suicide assessment using a five-step evaluation and triage plan. The five-step plan involves identifying risk factors and protective factors, conducting a suicide inquiry, determining risk level and interventions, and documenting a treatment plan. Download SAMHSA’s Suicide Safe mobile app on your mobile device.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Established in 1987, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death.

Suicide attempt survivors offer insight and advice (Video)

The suicide rate is on the rise in the U.S. This month’s deaths of designer Kate Spade and chef Anthony Bourdain gave a new urgency to suicide prevention. Gayle King spoke with five suicide attempt survivors who shared important advice with us as well as a message of hope.

FEI Workforce Resilience

FEI has a 40-year history in enhancing workforce resilience by offering a full spectrum of solutions, from EAP and organizational development to workplace violence prevention and crisis management.

The Personal Safety Training Group

team of law enforcement professionals, military personal and executive protection specialists who consult with clients in a wide areas of personal safety training and security awareness program development.

Situational Awareness Matters

Helping organizations improve safety by ensuring workers understand how to develop and maintain situational awareness while working in high-stress, high-consequence, time-compressed environments.

The Stages of Change Model (Video)

This video explains the Stages of Change model. In the early 1980s, researchers – Prochaska and DiClemente developed the Transtheoretical model or ‘stages of change’ as it is better known. The Stages of Change model is a useful guide for understanding the process of change, for example why some people may not be interested in making changes to their use, whereas others might be trying to stop. Understanding a person’s stage of change can help tailor and match interventions that are person-centred and meaningful.

Are you biased? I am (Video)

What do you do when you realize you have a bias, even against yourself? Kristen Pressner is the Global Head of Human Resources at a multinational firm, and a tireless advocate for, and promoter of, women in the workplace. In this enlightening talk, Kristen explores how we can recognize our own hidden, irrational biases — and keep them from limiting us.