Resources


2-1-1

A free, confidential 24/7 resource line and website, 2-1-1, provides information on available resources in Lewis & Clark County and beyond, including financial, mental health, shelter & housing, disaster-related, and services specific to veterans, service members, and their families.

Center for Mental Health

The Center for Mental Health provides mental health and substance abuse services for Lewis & Clark County community members of all ages. The Center can help with challenges, including depression, anxiety, PTSD, Anger Disorder, ADD, ADHD, and much more. Services include psychiatric assessment and treatment, peer support, outpatient therapy,  medication management, substance abuse/ addictions counseling, and services specifically for veterans. The Center takes all forms of insurance, including self-pay on a sliding scale.  406-443-7151

Crisis Textline

Crisis Text Line is the free, 24/7, confidential text message service for people in crisis, whether they’re struggling with strong emotions or are feeling suicidal. The goal of any conversation is to get texters to a calm, safe place.
That can mean providing them with a referral to further help, and sometimes it just means being there and listening. A conversation usually lasts anywhere from 15-45 minutes. Text MT to 741-741 receive support.

Helena Indian Alliance Mental Health Program
(via Leo Pocha Clinic)

The Helena Indian Alliance promotes the cultural, social, and economic welfare of the Native American Community in Lewis & Clark County. Services through the Mental Health Program include Mental Health Therapy, Psychiatric Counseling – Programs that develop case plans for the evaluation, treatment and/or care of individuals who have mental, emotional or social problems, Substance Abuse Counseling, Case Management.
Business Line: 406-442-9244 Leo Pocha Clinic: 406-449-5796

Helena Vet Center

The Vet Center Program was established by Congress in 1979 out of the recognition that a significant number of Vietnam era vets were still experiencing readjustment problems. Since then, Congress has extended these services to Veterans of all the nations’ past & current conflicts. Vet Centers are community-based and part of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.  406-457-8060

Helena Youth Crisis

When your youth or family is in crisis, who do you call for help?  Getting the help you need can be confusing and exhausting.  There is help for navigating through crisis situations and finding helpful community services. 24-hour response phone line (406) 443-2145 for help with a crisis (call returned within 24 hours).  If you are experiencing an emergency (immediate danger of harm to self or others), call 911.

Behavioral Health Local Advisory Council

Mental Health Resource Guide for family members and persons
suffering from mental health issues in Lewis & Clark County.

Montana Joining Community Forces

Montana JCF is a coalition of veteran service organizations (governmental and non-governmental), service providers, and community volunteers, working together to serve Montana’s service members, Veterans, and their families.  The Montana JCF focuses on key service areas, including behavioral/physical health, financial,  housing, career/adult education, legal, family, and youth.  406-447-4550

Mental Health Ombudsman

The office of the Montana Mental Health Ombudsman is available to connect individuals to mental health resources and answer questions about the public mental health system in Lewis & Clark County and around the state.  406-444-9669

Military One Source

Services for people currently in the military and their families provide resources such as peer support, health, and wellness coaching. Most services are free to service members and their dependents. Military One Source also provides some mental resources.
406-781-4986 or 800-342-9647

Montana Peer Network

The Montana Peer Network is a statewide recovery organization dedicated toward the expansion and development of recovery-oriented behavioral health services in Montana. The network provides information, education, training, peer support, and resources across the state using its own “lived experience” in long term recovery.  406-551-1058

Montana VA Healthcare System

The Fort Harrison VA Medical Center is a 34-bed acute care (including 6 in ICU) medical-surgical facility that offers a broad range of acute, chronic, and specialized inpatient and outpatient services for both male and female veterans. Specialty care includes dental, internal medicine, neurology, palliative care, pain management, medical oncology, surgery (general, vascular, laparoscopic, endoscopic), urology, orthopedics, plastic surgery, ophthalmology, podiatry, chiropractic care, behavioral health (including outpatient substance abuse treatment and PTSD & MST specific care), ambulatory care (primary care, nutrition/diabetes, rehab, and social services), and rehabilitation (physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech & language pathology, and cardiac rehabilitation). Radiology Service provides a broad range of diagnostic and interventional care provided on a full-time basis. Pathology Services are available on-site also provided on a full-time basis. Telemedicine services are available for behavioral health, radiology, dermatology, gynecology, primary care, ophthalmology, nutrition, diabetes, and tele-home health.  877-468-8387

Montana Veteran Affairs Office

Our mission is service to Montana veterans. We are a state Veterans service office. Please contact us at any of our statewide offices if we can assist you.
The goals of our division are establishing a statewide network of service for discharged veterans and their families; Providing services and assistance for all Montana veterans, and surviving spouses and dependents in coordination with associated federal and state agencies, veterans’ services organizations, private organizations and individuals;
Continuing education and assistance for the general public, governmental agencies and elected officials regarding veterans’ services, programs, initiatives and policy; and
Administering, operating, and maintaining Montana’s state veterans cemeteries.  406-324-3740

Montana Warm Line

A call-in non-crisis support line for people dealing with mental health challenges. Designed to reach people in rural areas where there are no mental health services available. Other services include Open Chat sessions, FYI sessions one night per week, and a call-in support group. Available Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.; 12 – 9 p.m.Sat/Sun  1-877-688-3377 

NAMI Helena & NAMI Montana

NAMI Montana is a grassroots organization for people with mental illness and their families. The NAMI Helena chapter provides numerous programs and support groups for families and those experiencing mental health challenges to educate, empower, and support these individuals. NAMI ensures Helena families, individuals, and educators get the support they need. It also advocates for people with mental illness and their families and provides volunteer leaders with the tools, resources, and skills necessary to save mental health in Helena. See the website to locate information on the Helena chapter or call Chapter President Gary Mihelish at (406) 458-9738.

Our Place Drop-In Center

Our Place is a drop-in center for people dealing with mental health and substance abuse challenges. They can stop in for a cup of coffee, a game of pool, or participate in a support or recovery group, and receive connections for housing and employment. The Center, which is operated by the Good Samaritan Ministries, is open to anyone over 18 years old. Our Place is located at 631 N. Last Chance Gulch.  406-442-1374

PureView Health Center

PureView Health Center is a Federally Qualified Healthcare Center with clinics located in Helena and Lincoln. PureView follows an integrated healthcare model, which means it provides affordable services for mental/ behavioral, physical, and dental health care.
PureView Health Center is a primary care provider that serves Helena and Lincoln, Montana, and surrounding areas. PureView offers quality, affordable primary and preventive healthcare, dental care, integrated behavioral healthcare to all community members, regardless of income or insurance status. PureView Health Center provides quality services to everyone, regardless of their ability to pay. They offer many options for those who have financial difficulties.  406-457-0000

St. Peter’s Health

St. Peter’s Health provides healthcare services to people in Lewis & Clark County and surrounding areas through a 99-bed acute care hospital, physician clinics, 24-bed behavioral health unit, urgent care clinics, and more.  406-442-2480

Suicide Prevention Lifeline // Vet Crisis Line

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in Montana and across the United States. Two call centers in Montana answer the call center.

The Veterans Crisis Line is a free, confidential resource that’s available to anyone, even if you’re not registered with VA or enrolled in VA health care. The caring, qualified responders at the Veterans Crisis Line are specially trained and experienced in helping Veterans of all ages and circumstances.  1-800-273-TALK (8255). Veterans use the same number but press 1 once the call is answered.

The Trevor Project LGBTQ Crisis Hotline

The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25. For the hotline, call 1-866-488-7386 or use TrevorText by texting START to 678678.

Thrive

Thrive is an online cognitive behavioral therapy that will be offered to 1,000 Montanans starting this fall. The program, offered through Montana State University, helps treat depressive symptoms, syndromes, and disorders among rural Montanans.

Trans Lifeline

Trans Lifeline is a trans-led organization that connects trans people to the community, support, and resources they need to survive and thrive. For crisis assistance, call 877-565-8860.

TrevorSpace 

An online international peer-to-peer community for LGBTQ young people and their friends. Focused on young people ages 13-24.

Vet 2 Vet

A peer-led emotional and mental health support group for Veterans and their partners
Vet 2 Vet Family Support Group is such a place. You don’t have to suffer in silence any longer. Other families have had very similar experiences and can help you deal with what you’re going through. Your experiences are meaningful, too, and in sharing them, you will also be helping other families just like yours. Meetings are held in a comfortable private setting. What is said in the meeting room, stays in the meeting room. We know taking that first step isn’t easy. It certainly can’t hurt. In fact, it may even start to lighten your load at the very first meeting. No website available; call Joe Steffens at 406-442-4887 or Robin Rosay at 406-422-2331.