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Resources on Emotional/Mental Health

AgriWellness, Inc. promotes accessible behavioral health services, such as addictions treatment, mental health therapy and marital and family counseling for underserved and at-risk populations of
agricultural workers, including farmers, ranchers, migrant/seasonal workers, fishers, foresters, their families and communities.

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

American Association of Suicidology is a membership organization for all those involved in suicide prevention and intervention, or touched by suicide. AAS is a leader in the advancement of scientific and programmatic efforts in suicide prevention through research, education and training, the development of standards and resources, and survivor support services.

American Mental Health Counselors Association

American School Counselor Association

American Psychological Association

Benefis Healthcare – Behavioral Health Program (Great Falls) Addiction Treatment Center offers state-of-the-art addiction-counseling services for adults and adolescents.

Center for Deployment Psychology was developed to promote the education of psychologists and other behavioral health specialists about issues pertaining to the deployment of military personnel.

Center for School Mental Health Analysis and Action

Center for Treatment Research on Adolescent Drug Abuse

Dimensions of Faith and Congregational Ministries with Persons with Developmental Disabilities and Their Families, 2005 Edition: A Bibliography and Address Listing of Resources for Clergy, Layperson, Families, and Service Providers. A 180-page resource guide divided into areas of congregational ministry and outreach, e.g., worship, outreach, pastoral care, religious education, awareness videos, with sections on respite care, community building, person centered planning, coping with grief, and more. A new section on resources about history.

Harvard Injury Control Research Center:

Means Matter is a resource for suicide prevention groups. It is devoted to reducing suicide by reducing a suicidal person’s access to lethal means, especially firearms, during a suicidal crisis. The  website has research summaries, practical strategies, slide shows, brochures, state survey results, state data, and program examples.

Healing Self-Injury provides information for people who have experienced self-inflicted violence; as well as information for their family members, providers, and others. The site includes frequently asked questions, fact sheets, resources, and general information about self-injury. This site is a product of the Sidran Traumatic Stress Institute which provides training and resources that help helps people understand, recover from, and treat: traumatic stress (including PTSD); dissociative disorders, and co-occurring issues, such as addictions, self injury, and suicidality.

Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma is a comprehensive resource, training and research center dealing with all aspects of violence, abuse and trauma.

International Association for Suicide Prevention is dedicated to preventing suicidal behavior, to alleviate its effects, and to provide a forum for academicians, mental health professionals, crisis workers, volunteers and suicide survivors. Brochures, flyers and other information are available for download in English, French, Spanish, and Chinese.

International Center for the Study of Psychology and Psychiatry

Military Family Research Institute at Purdue University conducts studies that provide insight into the experiences of military members and their families, and designs and implements outreach activities that assist military families in Indiana and beyond. MFRI strives to proactively build relationships with partners in both the military and civilian communities.

Missoula Forum for Children and Youth is an alliance of prevention coalitions, agencies, and individuals united by a common mission: To build and maintain a supportive environment for collaborative and proactive work to help Missoula prevent substance abuse and other problem behaviors and grow healthy and resilient children and youth.

Montana Association of School Psychologists

Mental Health Statistics Improvement Program Developed to improve the quality of decision making for all mental health stakeholders through guidance and technical assistance on the design, structure, content, and use of mental health information systems. Provides uniform, comparable statistical information about mental health services to enable broad-based research on systems of care and models for service delivery. Focuses on the need for and development of data standards for high-quality statistical information on mental health services.

Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Health Resources Division, Children’s Mental Health Bureau: Children’s Mental Health Services

Wraparound Montana: Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility Demonstration Waiver

Montana Chapter-National Association of Social Workers

Montana Psychological Association

National Association for Dual Diagnosis An association for persons with developmental disabilities and mental health needs.

National Association of Peer Specialists is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to peer support in mental health systems.

National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems . Advocates for behavioral health and represents provider systems that are committed to the delivery of responsive, accountable, and clinically effective prevention, treatment, and care for children, adolescents, and adults with mental and substance use disorders.

National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors May help people who have mental illness and/or addictions with job placement, transportation, personal and living supports .

National Child Traumatic Stress Network provides information for parents and caregivers, military children and families, educators, the media, and other professionals.  Distance learning is available for professionals and families. Special topics include natural disasters and terrorism.

National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) association representing 1,300 organizations providing treatment and rehabilitation to help people recover from mental illnesses and addiction disorders.

National Institute of Mental Health

National Technical Assistance Center for Children’s Mental Health. Based at Georgetown University, this center serves both vulnerable children and their families, and influences local, national, and international programs and policy.

National Technical Assistance Center for State Mental Health Planning Provides focused, state-of-the-art technical assistance and consultation to State Mental Health Agencies, state mental health planning and advisory councils, consumers, and families to help ensure that the best practices and most up-to-date knowledge in mental health and related fields are translated into action at the state and local levels.

New Directions for Living Well with a Disability This 8-week Health Promotion Workshop teaches tools that help people with disabilities continue to do the things they enjoy. Topics include goal setting, problem solving, optimistic thinking, avoiding depression, healthy communication, information seeking, nutrition, physical activity, advocacy and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Facilitate — Learn more about how to facilitate a Living Well with a Disability group.

Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Community Integration of People with Psychiatric Disabilities (University of Pennsylvania) This Center publishes the Parenting With A Mental Illness: Programs and Resources Guide , a downloadable comprehensive resource to help parents, providers, and advocates find information about programs in their area.

Renfrew Center Foundation is a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization advancing education and research on eating disorders, and their prevention and treatment. It provides professional training and educational opportunities for mental health and medical professionals; produces educational seminars and publications for the public and participates in media activities; and conducts research into the pathology and recovery patterns of people with eating disorders.

Research and Training Center on Family Support and Children’s Mental Health Focuses on improving services to children and youth who have mental, emotional, or behavioral disorders and their families.

Resource Center to Address Discrimination and Stigma Describes stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness, how to counter this behavior, and what resources are available. Provides literature, speakers and information.

Shodair Hospital (Helena) The Children’s Unit provides in-patient psychiatric services for children 3-12 years old.  Two Adolescent Units provide residential psychiatric treatment for children 12-18 years old.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Homelessness Resource Center is for providers who work with people who are homeless. The website shares state-of-the art knowledge, evidence-based practices, and practical resources. It provides an interactive learning community for researchers, providers, consumers, and government agencies at all levels.

National Mental Health Information Center  Information on child and youth mental health issues.

State Profiles of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services in Medicaid  Summary of each states’ coverage of behavioral health in Medicaid and in the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP).

Technical Assistance Collaborative  National non-profit organization works to achieve positive outcomes on behalf of people with disabilities, people who are homeless, and people with other special needs by providing state-of-the-art information, capacity building, and technical expertise to organizations and policymakers in the areas of mental health, substance abuse, human services, and affordable housing.

Tunnels and Cliffs : A Guide for Workforce Development Practitioners and Policymakers serving Youth with Mental Health Needs helps workforce development practitioners, administrators, and policymakers increase their understanding of youth with mental health needs and the supports necessary to help them transition into the workforce successfully.

U.S. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association provides members with educational opportunities, advocates for legislative and regulatory changes, and promotes the development of leadership within the field of psychiatric rehabilitation.


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