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.”

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, transgender status, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.

The Mental Health Provider’s Role in a Client’s Request for a Reasonable Accommodation at Work

Enforcement Guidance on Reasonable Accommodation and Undue Hardship under the ADA

World Health Organization Suicide Prevention

WHO’s approach to suicide prevention is known as LIVE LIFE (leadership, interventions, vision and evaluation). This approach is the basis on which comprehensive national suicide prevention strategies should be developed. WHO has many other resources including Preventing Suicide: How to Start a Survivors’ Group.

You Are Not Alone

Community where teens and young adults struggling with mental health conditions can find a safe place to talk about what they’re experiencing by sharing their personal stories of recovery, tragedy, struggle or hope.

Young People in Recovery

Provides the training and networks all individuals, families, and communities need to recover and maximize their full potential.

Youth MOVE Montana

Advocates for youth rights in mental health, juvenile justice, education, child welfare, and the other systems that serve young people, while empowering them to be equal partners in the process of change.

Vikram Patel TEDTalk

Outlines a highly promising approach to mental health care– training members of communities to give mental health interventions, empowering ordinary people to care for others.

The Wellbriety Movement

An interconnected web spreading across our Native Nations carrying the message of cultural knowledge about recovery for individuals, families and communities. The web is a live entity that was born out of the work that White Bison created after the Elders told about a healing time that has come.

Trevor Project

The leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.

School Resource Guide

Discusses and details a number of mental health issues, including information on how they impact academic performance and where to find help.

Suicide Prevention Life Line

National network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Chat connecting individuals with counselors for emotional support and other services via web chat. Call 1-800-273-8255 Text ‘MT’ to the number 741-741 and a Crisis Counselor will respond immediately to provide assistance.

Supporting Friends and Family Members Handout

Mood disorders such as bipolar disorder (formerly known as manic depression) and depression affect millions of people. Their family members and friends are affected too. If someone you love has a mood disorder, you may be feeling helpless, overwhelmed, confused, and hopeless—or you may feel hurt, angry, frustrated, and resentful. You may also have feelings of guilt, shame, and isolation, or feelings of sadness, exhaustion, and fear. All of these feelings are normal. This brochure will tell you a little about what your family member or friend is going through, and how you can help your loved one and yourself.

Surviving Spirit

Promotes Hope, Healing and Help for those impacted by trauma, abuse or mental health concerns through the use of the creative arts, a speakers’ bureau, newsletter, website, brochure, retail gallery, coffeehouse, media center and more.

Newsletters

The Center for Social Innovation (C4)

Promotes best practices that improve the lives of marginalized and vulnerable people. We focus on complex public health problems such as homelessness, trauma, and mental health and substance use disorders. Using state-of-the-art research, training, and technology, we help individuals, agencies, and communities deepen the impact of their work.