July

Tues., July 20: Resilience: Beyond Adverse Childhood Experiences, 12 – 1 p.m. webinar. Join Elevate Montana – Helena Affiliate for a one-hour presentation on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and building resilience. Register at https://bit.ly/3cwWids

July 24 – 25: Suicide Prevention Summit, 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. each day, virtual, free. Intended for behavioral health professionals, the summit will educate participants in suicide prevention best practices, youth depression and more. Learn more and register at https://www.mentalhealthacademy.net/suicideprevention

Mon., July 26: Man 2 Man Peer Support for Men, Zoom at 1 p.m. Real talk with real men with real issues. We will be discussing topics that affect
the men in our communities. Tablets will be available for those in need of a communication device. We will have monthly cookouts as well. All men are
welcome. Interested? Contact Charles at: 406-461-9861/ Email: calvarez@milp.us. Sponsored by Montana Independent Living Project.

Tues., July 27: Suicide Loss Support Group – Breathe Let’s Start a Conversation, 6:30 – 8 p.m., St. Peter’s Health Administration Building, 2500 E Broadway St. Join fellow loss survivors in person on every 4th Tuesday of the month. For more information, contact Jason at 406-490-3041 or Gloria at gsoja.hgam@gmail.com and 406-545-8645.

Thurs., July 29: Youth Mental Health First Aid, Virtual, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. A young person you know could be experiencing a mental health challenge or crisis. You can help them. It’s pretty common for adults to have difficulty telling the difference between normal adolescence and a mental health challenge. Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches participants how to decode adolescence and provide initial help to a young person they’re worried about. Through a five-step action plan known as ALGEE, participants will recognize a potential mental challenge in an adolescent and know how to connect them to the appropriate professional, peer, social, or self-help care. The virtual course involves two hours of self-paced training, followed by four and a half hours of facilitated training. Anyone adult can take the Youth Mental Health First Aid course, but it is designed for adults who work with or are caretakers of young people, ages 12 – 18.
To participate in this free virtual training, please register through this system. Your information will then be entered into an LMS that will then provide you with the self-paced content. This will occur in the week before the training. The self-paced education must be completed before the facilitated training begins at 9 a.m.; otherwise, you will not be able to join us.
Class size is limited to 20 participants and participants who reside or work in Lewis and Clark County, Montana. Register at https://bit.ly/YMHFAJuly29

Fri., July 30: Montana Conference on Suicide Prevention, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., virtual. The Montana Conference on Suicide Prevention is the statewide annual conference on suicide prevention in Montana. The 9th Annual Conference is hosted by AFSP Montana Chapter with assistance from the Montana Association of Pediatric Psychiatrists and NAMI Montana. This conference brings together advocates and professionals in learning about suicide prevention strategies in the state and across the nation and equips attendees with strategies in preventing suicide. Register at: https://www.montanacosp.org/

August

Mon., Aug. 2: Man 2 Man Peer Support for Men, Zoom at 1 p.m. Real talk with real men with real issues. We will be discussing topics that affect
the men in our communities. Tablets will be available for those in need of a communication device. We will have monthly cookouts as well. All men are
welcome. Interested? Contact Charles at: 406-461-9861/ Email: calvarez@milp.us. Sponsored by Montana Independent Living Project.

Mon., Aug. 9: Man 2 Man Peer Support for Men, Zoom at 1 p.m. Real talk with real men with real issues. We will be discussing topics that affect
the men in our communities. Tablets will be available for those in need of a communication device. We will have monthly cookouts as well. All men are
welcome. Interested? Contact Charles at: 406-461-9861/ Email: calvarez@milp.us. Sponsored by Montana Independent Living Project.

Mon., Aug. 16: Man 2 Man Peer Support for Men, Zoom at 1 p.m. Real talk with real men with real issues. We will be discussing topics that affect
the men in our communities. Tablets will be available for those in need of a communication device. We will have monthly cookouts as well. All men are
welcome. Interested? Contact Charles at: 406-461-9861/ Email: calvarez@milp.us. Sponsored by Montana Independent Living Project.

Thurs., Aug. 19: Virtual QPR: Learn to Save a Life, webinar, 5:30 p.m. Learn how to save a life from suicide AND earn a $5 gift card for attending!
This free, 2-hour session of the suicide prevention training QPR is intended for anyone 18 years old and over. It will teach participants the skills they need to help friends, neighbors, and loved ones who are struggling with thoughts of suicide.
The training will be held virtually. Class size is limited to 20 participants. You must attend the entire training to receive a gift card.
The training is brought to you in partnership with the Awareness Network, which is generously providing gift cards to attendees. Register at http://bit.ly/QPRAugust19

Mon., Aug. 23: Man 2 Man Peer Support for Men, Zoom at 1 p.m. Real talk with real men with real issues. We will be discussing topics that affect
the men in our communities. Tablets will be available for those in need of a communication device. We will have monthly cookouts as well. All men are
welcome. Interested? Contact Charles at: 406-461-9861/ Email: calvarez@milp.us. Sponsored by Montana Independent Living Project.

Tues., Aug. 24: Suicide Loss Support Group – Breathe Let’s Start a Conversation, 6:30 – 8 p.m., St. Peter’s Health Administration Building, 2500 E Broadway St. Join fellow loss survivors in person on every 4th Tuesday of the month. For more information, contact Jason at 406-490-3041 or Gloria at gsoja.hgam@gmail.com and 406-545-8645.

Mon., Aug. 30: Man 2 Man Peer Support for Men, Zoom at 1 p.m. Real talk with real men with real issues. We will be discussing topics that affect
the men in our communities. Tablets will be available for those in need of a communication device. We will have monthly cookouts as well. All men are
welcome. Interested? Contact Charles at: 406-461-9861/ Email: calvarez@milp.us. Sponsored by Montana Independent Living Project.

September is Suicide Prevention Month!

Mon., Sept. 6: Man 2 Man Peer Support for Men, Zoom at 1 p.m. Real talk with real men with real issues. We will be discussing topics that affect
the men in our communities. Tablets will be available for those in need of a communication device. We will have monthly cookouts as well. All men are
welcome. Interested? Contact Charles at: 406-461-9861/ Email: calvarez@milp.us. Sponsored by Montana Independent Living Project.

Mon., Sept. 13: NAMI Speaker Judge Steve Leifman. Carroll College, All Saint’s Hall, 7 pm. Nationally renowned speaker, Judge Steve Leifman will present on the criminalization of mental illness in the U.S. and strategies to help people access treatment and achieve recovery, Judge Leifman is the co-chair of the American Bar Association Criminal Justice Mental Health Committee and co-chair of the Judges and Psychiatrists Leadership Initiative.

Mon., Sept. 13: Man 2 Man Peer Support for Men, Zoom at 1 p.m. Real talk with real men with real issues. We will be discussing topics that affect
the men in our communities. Tablets will be available for those in need of a communication device. We will have monthly cookouts as well. All men are
welcome. Interested? Contact Charles at: 406-461-9861/ Email: calvarez@milp.us. Sponsored by Montana Independent Living Project.

Sept. 15 – 17: Shifting the Narrative on Mental Health: Liberation through Choice and Equity. Virtual conference. During Disability Rights Montana’s 2021 conference, you will have the opportunity to engage with nationally recognized disability and mental health activists, attorneys, and mental health providers. Topics include trauma-informed and culturally competent mental health care, peer support, and community-based public safety systems. Learn more and register at: https://bit.ly/shiftingthenarrative2021. For scholarships, email Eva@disabilityrightsmt.org

Thurs., Sept. 16: Virtual QPR: Learn to Save a Life, webinar, 5:30 p.m. Learn how to save a life from suicide AND earn a $5 gift card for attending!
This free, 2-hour session of the suicide prevention training QPR is intended for anyone 18 years old and over. It will teach participants the skills they need to help friends, neighbors, and loved ones who are struggling with thoughts of suicide. The training will be held virtually. Class size is limited to 20 participants. You must attend the entire training to receive a gift card. QPR is brought to you in partnership with the Awareness Network, which is generously providing gift cards to attendees. Register at http://bit.ly/QPRSept16

Sun., Sept. 19: Annual NAMI Walk. Registration opens at 11 a.m. at Memorial Park. In-person and virtual. Help end stigma around mental illness and support local behavioral health programs by walking in the annual NAMI Walk at 12:30 p.m. Want a virtual experience instead? Participate by taking a walk in your neighborhood, backyard or on a treadmill, or doing something else meaningful and creative to celebrate the day.  Learn more and register at http://www.namiwalks.org/montana

Mon., Sept. 20: Man 2 Man Peer Support for Men, Zoom at 1 p.m. Real talk with real men with real issues. We will be discussing topics that affect
the men in our communities. Tablets will be available for those in need of a communication device. We will have monthly cookouts as well. All men are
welcome. Interested? Contact Charles at: 406-461-9861/ Email: calvarez@milp.us. Sponsored by Montana Independent Living Project.

Tues., Sept. 21: Mental Health First Aid, in-person, free. Check back for more details.

Wed., Sept. 22: Mental Health First Aid, in-person, free. Check back for more details.

Mon., Sept. 27: Man 2 Man Peer Support for Men, Zoom at 1 p.m. Real talk with real men with real issues. We will be discussing topics that affect
the men in our communities. Tablets will be available for those in need of a communication device. We will have monthly cookouts as well. All men are
welcome. Interested? Contact Charles at: 406-461-9861/ Email: calvarez@milp.us. Sponsored by Montana Independent Living Project.

Tues., Sept. 28: Suicide Loss Support Group – Breathe Let’s Start a Conversation, 6:30 – 8 p.m., St. Peter’s Health Administration Building, 2500 E Broadway St. Join fellow loss survivors in person on every 4th Tuesday of the month. For more information, contact Jason at 406-490-3041 or Gloria at gsoja.hgam@gmail.com and 406-545-8645.

October

Mon., Oct. 4: Man 2 Man Peer Support for Men, Zoom at 1 p.m. Real talk with real men with real issues. We will be discussing topics that affect
the men in our communities. Tablets will be available for those in need of a communication device. We will have monthly cookouts as well. All men are
welcome. Interested? Contact Charles at: 406-461-9861/ Email: calvarez@milp.us. Sponsored by Montana Independent Living Project.

Mon., Oct. 11: Man 2 Man Peer Support for Men, Zoom at 1 p.m. Real talk with real men with real issues. We will be discussing topics that affect
the men in our communities. Tablets will be available for those in need of a communication device. We will have monthly cookouts as well. All men are
welcome. Interested? Contact Charles at: 406-461-9861/ Email: calvarez@milp.us. Sponsored by Montana Independent Living Project.

Mon., Oct. 18: Man 2 Man Peer Support for Men, Zoom at 1 p.m. Real talk with real men with real issues. We will be discussing topics that affect
the men in our communities. Tablets will be available for those in need of a communication device. We will have monthly cookouts as well. All men are
welcome. Interested? Contact Charles at: 406-461-9861/ Email: calvarez@milp.us. Sponsored by Montana Independent Living Project.

Mon., Oct. 25: Man 2 Man Peer Support for Men, Zoom at 1 p.m. Real talk with real men with real issues. We will be discussing topics that affect
the men in our communities. Tablets will be available for those in need of a communication device. We will have monthly cookouts as well. All men are
welcome. Interested? Contact Charles at: 406-461-9861/ Email: calvarez@milp.us. Sponsored by Montana Independent Living Project.

Tues., Oct. 26: Suicide Loss Support Group – Breathe Let’s Start a Conversation, 6:30 – 8 p.m., St. Peter’s Health Administration Building, 2500 E Broadway St. Join fellow loss survivors in person on every 4th Tuesday of the month. For more information, contact Jason at 406-490-3041 or Gloria at gsoja.hgam@gmail.com and 406-545-8645.

November

Mon., Nov. 1: Man 2 Man Peer Support for Men, Zoom at 1 p.m. Real talk with real men with real issues. We will be discussing topics that affect
the men in our communities. Tablets will be available for those in need of a communication device. We will have monthly cookouts as well. All men are
welcome. Interested? Contact Charles at: 406-461-9861/ Email: calvarez@milp.us. Sponsored by Montana Independent Living Project.

Nov. 3 – 5: 2021 Virtual Perinatal Mental Health Conference. TBD. At this conference, learn about perinatal mental health and the impact on individuals, families, and communities, and what we can do to promote health, wellbeing, and safety for those affected. This conference is recommended for all professionals who work with new and expecting parents, including medical providers, mental health professionals, lactation consultants, doulas, and other social support providers, such as home visitors. Registration opens on Monday, August 2. Stay tuned for more information at hmhb-mt.org/perinatal-conference-2021.

Mon., Nov. 8: Man 2 Man Peer Support for Men, Zoom at 1 p.m. Real talk with real men with real issues. We will be discussing topics that affect
the men in our communities. Tablets will be available for those in need of a communication device. We will have monthly cookouts as well. All men are
welcome. Interested? Contact Charles at: 406-461-9861/ Email: calvarez@milp.us. Sponsored by Montana Independent Living Project.

Mon., Nov. 15: Man 2 Man Peer Support for Men, Zoom at 1 p.m. Real talk with real men with real issues. We will be discussing topics that affect
the men in our communities. Tablets will be available for those in need of a communication device. We will have monthly cookouts as well. All men are
welcome. Interested? Contact Charles at: 406-461-9861/ Email: calvarez@milp.us. Sponsored by Montana Independent Living Project.

Sat., Nov. 20: International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day is an event in which survivors of suicide loss come together to find connection, understanding, and hope through their shared experience. Each year, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention supports hundreds of large and small Survivor Day events around the world. While each event is unique, all feature an AFSP-produced documentary that offers a message of growth, resilience and connection. Check back for updates on time and location.

Mon., Nov. 22: Man 2 Man Peer Support for Men, Zoom at 1 p.m. Real talk with real men with real issues. We will be discussing topics that affect
the men in our communities. Tablets will be available for those in need of a communication device. We will have monthly cookouts as well. All men are
welcome. Interested? Contact Charles at: 406-461-9861/ Email: calvarez@milp.us. Sponsored by Montana Independent Living Project.

Tues., Nov. 23: Suicide Loss Support Group – Breathe Let’s Start a Conversation, 6:30 – 8 p.m., St. Peter’s Health Administration Building, 2500 E Broadway St. Join fellow loss survivors in person on every 4th Tuesday of the month. For more information, contact Jason at 406-490-3041 or Gloria at gsoja.hgam@gmail.com and 406-545-8645.

Mon., Nov. 29: Man 2 Man Peer Support for Men, Zoom at 1 p.m. Real talk with real men with real issues. We will be discussing topics that affect
the men in our communities. Tablets will be available for those in need of a communication device. We will have monthly cookouts as well. All men are
welcome. Interested? Contact Charles at: 406-461-9861/ Email: calvarez@milp.us. Sponsored by Montana Independent Living Project.

December

Mon., Dec. 6: Man 2 Man Peer Support for Men, Zoom at 1 p.m. Real talk with real men with real issues. We will be discussing topics that affect
the men in our communities. Tablets will be available for those in need of a communication device. We will have monthly cookouts as well. All men are
welcome. Interested? Contact Charles at: 406-461-9861/ Email: calvarez@milp.us. Sponsored by Montana Independent Living Project.

Mon., Dec. 13: Man 2 Man Peer Support for Men, Zoom at 1 p.m. Real talk with real men with real issues. We will be discussing topics that affect
the men in our communities. Tablets will be available for those in need of a communication device. We will have monthly cookouts as well. All men are
welcome. Interested? Contact Charles at: 406-461-9861/ Email: calvarez@milp.us. Sponsored by Montana Independent Living Project.

Mon., Dec. 20: Man 2 Man Peer Support for Men, Zoom at 1 p.m. Real talk with real men with real issues. We will be discussing topics that affect
the men in our communities. Tablets will be available for those in need of a communication device. We will have monthly cookouts as well. All men are
welcome. Interested? Contact Charles at: 406-461-9861/ Email: calvarez@milp.us. Sponsored by Montana Independent Living Project.

Mon., Dec 27: Man 2 Man Peer Support for Men, Zoom at 1 p.m. Real talk with real men with real issues. We will be discussing topics that affect
the men in our communities. Tablets will be available for those in need of a communication device. We will have monthly cookouts as well. All men are
welcome. Interested? Contact Charles at: 406-461-9861/ Email: calvarez@milp.us. Sponsored by Montana Independent Living Project.

Tues., Dec. 28: Suicide Loss Support Group – Breathe Let’s Start a Conversation, 6:30 – 8 p.m., St. Peter’s Health Administration Building, 2500 E Broadway St. Join fellow loss survivors in person on every 4th Tuesday of the month. For more information, contact Jason at 406-490-3041 or Gloria at gsoja.hgam@gmail.com and 406-545-8645.