Life with a Mental Illness

Mental Health America recognizes May as Mental Health Month with the goal of building public recognition about the importance of mental health to overall health and wellness, informing people of the ways that the mind and body interact with each other, and providing tips and tools for taking positive actions to protect mental health and promote whole health.

Mental illnesses are common and treatable, and help is available. We need to speak up early—before mental illness gets worse— and in real, relatable terms so that people do not feel isolated and alone. This year’s theme is “Life with a Mental Illness” is meant to help remove the shame and stigma of speaking out, so that more people can be comfortable coming out of the shadows and seeking the help they need.

This month, share your thoughts about what it feels like to live with a mental health condition, tag your stories with the hashtag #mentalillnessfeelslike and help spread the awareness.

You can also participate in one of the many local events providing education and support for our community.

Mental Health Awareness Month Events

Suicide Prevention Training

Monday, May 2, 1-2pm

The Mental Health Center, Livingston, MT

RSVP: Val 406.556.6508

Give Big, Gallatin Valley Fundraiser

Tuesday, May 3, 4-6pm

Open Arms Drop-In Center

To donate, visit: www.givebiggv.org

“Bridges to Hope” Film and Panel Event

Wednesday, May 4, 5:30pm

Procrastinator Theatre, MSU

Tickets, $10, suggested donation

Mental Health First Aid Training

Monday, May 9, 12-5pm

Tuesday, May 10, 9am-1pm

The Mental Health Center, Livingston

To register, call Amber 406.556.6537

Resilience Conference

May 11-13

Montana State University

Register online at www.greatergallatinunitedway.org

Sunday Fund-Day

Sunday, May 15, 2pm-8pm

Bozeman Brewing Company

Suicide Prevention Training 

Wednesday, May 18, 4-5pm

Open Arms Drop-In Center, Bozeman

RSVP: Val 406.556.6508

Mental Health First Aid Training

Monday, May 23, 12-5pm

Tuesday, May 24, 8am-noon

Gallatin Mental Health Center

To register, call Amber: 406.556.6537

Maternal Mental Health with Dr. Anne Rich

Wednesday, May 25, 6-8pm

Open Arms Drop-in Center, Bozeman

RSVP: Val 406.556.6508

For more information on any of these events, please call 406.556.6500

Mental Health Resources

If you or someone you love is suffering from mental health issues, there are many resources to help– you don’t have to go through it alone.

Gallatin Mental Health Center- Adult Outpatient Treatment, Case Management

699 Farmhouse Lane

406.556.6500

Open Arms Drop-In Center- Peer to peer support

699 Farmhouse Lane, Open 9am-4pm, Mon-Fri

406.556-6500

Montana State University Human Development Clinic- Low cost outpatient care for adults, children, couples and families

218 Herrick Hall, MSU

406.994.4113

Crisis Intervention Team 

406.582.2100

The Help Center- 24-hour Crisis Line and Suicide Outreach

406.586.3333, Information and referrals: 211

Montana Warm Line- Open Mon-Fri 4pm-10pm, Sat and Sun 10am-10pm

877.688.3377

Montana Suicide Prevention Lifeline, Open 24/7

800.273.8255

A.W.A.R.E., Inc.- Children’s Case Management, Outpatient Treatment and Psychiatric Services

800.432.6145

Hope House Crisis Stabilization

406.556.6500

Youth Dynamics- Outpatient Therapy and Children Case Management

800.406.7170

MSU Counseling and Psychological Services (MSU students, staff and faculty) 

211 Swingle, MSU

406.994.4531

After hours call the 24-hour community crisis help line 406.586.3333

For more information and resources check out the Mental Health America website.

For more information about mental health resources in Gallatin County, go here.