December

Sat., Dec. 10: LOSS Team Volunteer Information Session, 10 – 11 a.m., online. Be the difference on someone’s darkest day by serving with LOSS Team!
If you have lost someone to suicide and/or are a behavioral health professional, please join us for this virtual volunteer information session on how to become a team member. The LOSS Team of Lewis and Clark County Area provides support to the newly bereaved in the immediate aftermath of a suicide by sending pairs of long-term loss survivors and local behavioral health professionals to the scene or through delayed response. There they provide a listening ear, resources, and free therapy sessions. The goal is to connect survivors to services as quickly as possible while providing an installation of hope. That way they can start the path toward life after loss. Register here or contact jhegstrom@lccountymt.gov for more information.

Tues., Dec. 13: Online Video Education and Assessment to Empower Individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder, webinar, 12 p.m. Existing treatments for borderline personality disorder (BPD) require extensive clinician training and face-to-face intervention. To expand treatment opportunities, psychoeducational videos about BPD might be made available online. We seek to test a suite of online videos for this purpose that will include tools for the assessment of symptoms and cognition. Our aim is to make available for wider dissemination a clinical prescription that requires minimal effort and little additional training for treating clinicians. Learn more and register here.

Wed., Dec. 14: Peer Coaching training, in-person, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., United Way of Yellowstone County, 2173 Overland Ave. in Billings. This training series is designed to introduce peer coaching and provide guidance as you move forward in supporting others. You will learn about the foundation of peer coaching, how to provide effective self-directed support for others, and information on possible career advancement as you gain time in your own recovery. These courses are designed for those who wish to increase their support skills but do not intend to become Certified Behavioral Health Peer Support Specialists. Register here.

Wed., Dec. 14: Postvention: Responding to Schools, Workplaces, and Communities Following Suicide, virtual workshop, 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. $100. Postvention consists of planned interventions with those affected by a suicide loss that aim to reduce the risk of contagion and promote the healthy adaptation of individuals as well as communities. Join Mindwise Innovations for this interactive training where you’ll learn how to address the needs of the bereaved, establish a postvention process fueled by expert-informed best practices, and more. CEs will be available. Learn more and register here.

Thurs., Dec. 15: Maternal Mental Health 101 Webinar, 11:30 – 1 p.m. Learn about the various Maternal Mental Health Disorders, the differences between them, risk factors and treatment options.  The course is designed for providers, administrators, and public health employees, though all are welcome.  CEUs/CMEs are not available for this event. Register here.

Fri., Dec. 16: Suicide Loss Survivor Support Group, 12 p.m., virtual. Join Charlie Health’s Clinical Director Ann Matino and a community of those affected by the loss of a loved one to suicide. This is a space to share stories, build community, and gain support across a virtual and healing space. This group is best suited for those who are ready to share and hear others’ stories. Learn more and register here.

Tues., Dec. 20: Rocky Mountain Volunteer 101, 7 – 8 p.m., virtual. Join the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention for a Virtual Orientation to learn more about who AFSP is at the National and local levels. They’ll also share how you can get involved with the fight to stop suicide. The Montana and Wyoming Chapters will host these on the Third Tuesday of every month.  The content will be the same each day. You only need to attend one. Register here.

Tues., Dec. 27: Suicide Bereavement Support Group, 6:30 p.m. in the 1,2,3 rooms at St. Peter’s Health, 2475 E. Broadway St. Provided by Breathe, Let’s Start a Conversation, this monthly suicide loss support group meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month. For more information, please contact Gloria Soja at (406) 545-8645 or Jason McNees at (406) 475-5003, or visit https://www.facebook.com/breathemontana.

January

Tues., Jan. 3: LOSS Team Volunteer Information Session, 12 – 1 p.m., online. Be the difference on someone’s darkest day by serving with LOSS Team!
If you have lost someone to suicide and/or are a behavioral health professional, please join us for this virtual volunteer information session on how to become a team member. The LOSS Team of Lewis and Clark County Area provides support to the newly bereaved in the immediate aftermath of a suicide by sending pairs of long-term loss survivors and local behavioral health professionals to the scene or through delayed response. There they provide a listening ear, resources, and free therapy sessions. The goal is to connect survivors to services as quickly as possible while providing an installation of hope. That way they can start the path toward life after loss. Register here or contact jhegstrom@lccountymt.gov for more information.

Sat., Jan. 7: LOSS Team Volunteer Training, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., virtual. Take the next step to become a LOSS Team member in Lewis and Clark County by attending this virtual training session for volunteers. Behavioral health professionals and community members who lost someone to suicide are welcome to attend this free training event. The program pairs suicide loss survivors and local behavioral health professionals to provide support to new survivors in the aftermath of a suicide at the scene or through follow-up contact. The goal is to connect them to appropriate services as quickly as possible while giving survivors an installation of hope. That way they can begin a healing journey to life after loss. Register here.

Tues., Jan. 10: QPR training, 6 – 8 p.m., virtual. Be part of the solution to stop suicide by participating in this free training. Easier than CPR, QPR teaches participants how to help anyone struggling with thoughts of suicide, including loved ones, friends, and coworkers. Register here.

Tues., Jan. 18: Rocky Mountain Volunteer 101, 7 – 8 p.m., virtual. Join the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention for a Virtual Orientation to learn more about who AFSP is at the National and local levels. They’ll also share how you can get involved with the fight to stop suicide. The Montana and Wyoming Chapters will host these on the Third Tuesday of every month.  The content will be the same each day. You only need to attend one. Register here.

Tues., Jan. 24: Suicide Bereavement Support Group, 6:30 p.m. in the 1,2,3 rooms at St. Peter’s Health, 2475 E. Broadway St. Provided by Breathe, Let’s Start a Conversation, this monthly suicide loss support group meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month. For more information, please contact Gloria Soja at (406) 545-8645 or Jason McNees at (406) 475-5003, or visit https://www.facebook.com/breathemontana.

February

Tues., Feb. 15: Rocky Mountain Volunteer 101, 7 – 8 p.m., virtual. Join the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention for a Virtual Orientation to learn more about who AFSP is at the National and local levels. They’ll also share how you can get involved with the fight to stop suicide. The Montana and Wyoming Chapters will host these on the Third Tuesday of every month.  The content will be the same each day. You only need to attend one. Register here.

Tues., Feb. 28: Suicide Bereavement Support Group, 6:30 p.m. in the 1,2,3 rooms at St. Peter’s Health, 2475 E. Broadway St. Provided by Breathe, Let’s Start a Conversation, this monthly suicide loss support group meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month. For more information, please contact Gloria Soja at (406) 545-8645 or Jason McNees at (406) 475-5003, or visit https://www.facebook.com/breathemontana.

March

Thurs., March 2: LOSS Team Volunteer Information Session, 12 -1 p.m., online. Be the difference on someone’s darkest day by serving with LOSS Team!
If you have lost someone to suicide and/or are a behavioral health professional, please join us for this virtual volunteer information session on how to become a team member. The LOSS Team of Lewis and Clark County Area provides support to the newly bereaved in the immediate aftermath of a suicide by sending pairs of long-term loss survivors and local behavioral health professionals to the scene or through delayed response. There they provide a listening ear, resources, and free therapy sessions. The goal is to connect survivors to services as quickly as possible while providing an installation of hope. That way they can start the path toward life after loss. Register here or contact jhegstrom@lccountymt.gov for more information.

Sat., March 11: LOSS Team Volunteer Information Session, 10 – 11 a.m., online. Be the difference on someone’s darkest day by serving with LOSS Team!
If you have lost someone to suicide and/or are a behavioral health professional, please join us for this virtual volunteer information session on how to become a team member. The LOSS Team of Lewis and Clark County Area provides support to the newly bereaved in the immediate aftermath of a suicide by sending pairs of long-term loss survivors and local behavioral health professionals to the scene or through delayed response. There they provide a listening ear, resources, and free therapy sessions. The goal is to connect survivors to services as quickly as possible while providing an installation of hope. That way they can start the path toward life after loss. Register here or contact jhegstrom@lccountymt.gov for more information.

Tues., March 15: Rocky Mountain Volunteer 101, 7 – 8 p.m., virtual. Join the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention for a Virtual Orientation to learn more about who AFSP is at the National and local levels. They’ll also share how you can get involved with the fight to stop suicide. The Montana and Wyoming Chapters will host these on the Third Tuesday of every month.  The content will be the same each day. You only need to attend one. Register here.

Tues., March 21: Suicide Bereavement Support Group, 6:30 p.m. in the 1,2,3 rooms at St. Peter’s Health, 2475 E. Broadway St. Provided by Breathe, Let’s Start a Conversation, this monthly suicide loss support group meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month. For more information, please contact Gloria Soja at (406) 545-8645 or Jason McNees at (406) 475-5003, or visit https://www.facebook.com/breathemontana.

April

Tues., April 19: Rocky Mountain Volunteer 101, 7 – 8 p.m., virtual. Join the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention for a Virtual Orientation to learn more about who AFSP is at the National and local levels. They’ll also share how you can get involved with the fight to stop suicide. The Montana and Wyoming Chapters will host these on the Third Tuesday of every month.  The content will be the same each day. You only need to attend one. Register here.

Tues., April 25: Suicide Bereavement Support Group, 6:30 p.m. in the 1,2,3 rooms at St. Peter’s Health, 2475 E. Broadway St. Provided by Breathe, Let’s Start a Conversation, this monthly suicide loss support group meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month. For more information, please contact Gloria Soja at (406) 545-8645 or Jason McNees at (406) 475-5003, or visit https://www.facebook.com/breathemontana.

May

Mon., May 1: LOSS Team Volunteer Information Session, 12 -1 p.m., online. Be the difference on someone’s darkest day by serving with LOSS Team!
If you have lost someone to suicide and/or are a behavioral health professional, please join us for this virtual volunteer information session on how to become a team member. The LOSS Team of Lewis and Clark County Area provides support to the newly bereaved in the immediate aftermath of a suicide by sending pairs of long-term loss survivors and local behavioral health professionals to the scene or through delayed response. There they provide a listening ear, resources, and free therapy sessions. The goal is to connect survivors to services as quickly as possible while providing an installation of hope. That way they can start the path toward life after loss. Register here or contact jhegstrom@lccountymt.gov for more information.

Sat., May 13: LOSS Team Volunteer Information Session, 10 -11 a.m., online. Be the difference on someone’s darkest day by serving with LOSS Team!
If you have lost someone to suicide and/or are a behavioral health professional, please join us for this virtual volunteer information session on how to become a team member. The LOSS Team of Lewis and Clark County Area provides support to the newly bereaved in the immediate aftermath of a suicide by sending pairs of long-term loss survivors and local behavioral health professionals to the scene or through delayed response. There they provide a listening ear, resources, and free therapy sessions. The goal is to connect survivors to services as quickly as possible while providing an installation of hope. That way they can start the path toward life after loss. Register here or contact jhegstrom@lccountymt.gov for more information.

Tues., May 17: Rocky Mountain Volunteer 101, 7 – 8 p.m., virtual. Join the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention for a Virtual Orientation to learn more about who AFSP is at the National and local levels. They’ll also share how you can get involved with the fight to stop suicide. The Montana and Wyoming Chapters will host these on the Third Tuesday of every month.  The content will be the same each day. You only need to attend one. Register here.

Tues., May 23: Suicide Bereavement Support Group, 6:30 p.m. in the 1,2,3 rooms at St. Peter’s Health, 2475 E. Broadway St. Provided by Breathe, Let’s Start a Conversation, this monthly suicide loss support group meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month. For more information, please contact Gloria Soja at (406) 545-8645 or Jason McNees at (406) 475-5003, or visit https://www.facebook.com/breathemontana.

June

Tues., June 21: Rocky Mountain Volunteer 101, 7 – 8 p.m., virtual. Join the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention for a Virtual Orientation to learn more about who AFSP is at the National and local levels. They’ll also share how you can get involved with the fight to stop suicide. The Montana and Wyoming Chapters will host these on the Third Tuesday of every month.  The content will be the same each day. You only need to attend one. Register here.

Tues., June 27: Suicide Bereavement Support Group, 6:30 p.m. in the 1,2,3 rooms at St. Peter’s Health, 2475 E. Broadway St. Provided by Breathe, Let’s Start a Conversation, this monthly suicide loss support group meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month. For more information, please contact Gloria Soja at (406) 545-8645 or Jason McNees at (406) 475-5003, or visit https://www.facebook.com/breathemontana.

July

Tues., July 19: Rocky Mountain Volunteer 101, 7 – 8 p.m., virtual. Join the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention for a Virtual Orientation to learn more about who AFSP is at the National and local levels. They’ll also share how you can get involved with the fight to stop suicide. The Montana and Wyoming Chapters will host these on the Third Tuesday of every month.  The content will be the same each day. You only need to attend one. Register here.

Tues., July 25: Suicide Bereavement Support Group, 6:30 p.m. in the 1,2,3 rooms at St. Peter’s Health, 2475 E. Broadway St. Provided by Breathe, Let’s Start a Conversation, this monthly suicide loss support group meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month. For more information, please contact Gloria Soja at (406) 545-8645 or Jason McNees at (406) 475-5003, or visit https://www.facebook.com/breathemontana.

August

Tues., Aug. 16: Rocky Mountain Volunteer 101, 7 – 8 p.m., virtual. Join the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention for a Virtual Orientation to learn more about who AFSP is at the National and local levels. They’ll also share how you can get involved with the fight to stop suicide. The Montana and Wyoming Chapters will host these on the Third Tuesday of every month.  The content will be the same each day. You only need to attend one. Register here.

Tues., Aug. 22: Suicide Bereavement Support Group, 6:30 p.m. in the 1,2,3 rooms at St. Peter’s Health, 2475 E. Broadway St. Provided by Breathe, Let’s Start a Conversation, this monthly suicide loss support group meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month. For more information, please contact Gloria Soja at (406) 545-8645 or Jason McNees at (406) 475-5003, or visit https://www.facebook.com/breathemontana.

September

Tues., Sept. 20: Rocky Mountain Volunteer 101, 7 – 8 p.m., virtual. Join the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention for a Virtual Orientation to learn more about who AFSP is at the National and local levels. They’ll also share how you can get involved with the fight to stop suicide. The Montana and Wyoming Chapters will host these on the Third Tuesday of every month.  The content will be the same each day. You only need to attend one. Register here.

Tues., Sept. 26: Suicide Bereavement Support Group, 6:30 p.m. in the 1,2,3 rooms at St. Peter’s Health, 2475 E. Broadway St. Provided by Breathe, Let’s Start a Conversation, this monthly suicide loss support group meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month. For more information, please contact Gloria Soja at (406) 545-8645 or Jason McNees at (406) 475-5003, or visit https://www.facebook.com/breathemontana.

October

Tues., Oct.18: Rocky Mountain Volunteer 101, 7 – 8 p.m., virtual. Join the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention for a Virtual Orientation to learn more about who AFSP is at the National and local levels. They’ll also share how you can get involved with the fight to stop suicide. The Montana and Wyoming Chapters will host these on the Third Tuesday of every month.  The content will be the same each day. You only need to attend one. Register here.

Tues., Oct. 24: Suicide Bereavement Support Group, 6:30 p.m. in the 1,2,3 rooms at St. Peter’s Health, 2475 E. Broadway St. Provided by Breathe, Let’s Start a Conversation, this monthly suicide loss support group meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month. For more information, please contact Gloria Soja at (406) 545-8645 or Jason McNees at (406) 475-5003, or visit https://www.facebook.com/breathemontana.

November

Tues., Nov. 15: Rocky Mountain Volunteer 101, 7 – 8 p.m., virtual. Join the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention for a Virtual Orientation to learn more about who AFSP is at the National and local levels. They’ll also share how you can get involved with the fight to stop suicide. The Montana and Wyoming Chapters will host these on the Third Tuesday of every month.  The content will be the same each day. You only need to attend one. Register here.

Sat., Nov. 18: International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m., Montana State Capitol Rotunda. 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 experiences. Check back for more information and how to register as we get closer to the event!

Tues., Nov. 28: Suicide Bereavement Support Group, 6:30 p.m. in the 1,2,3 rooms at St. Peter’s Health, 2475 E. Broadway St. Provided by Breathe, Let’s Start a Conversation, this monthly suicide loss support group meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month. For more information, please contact Gloria Soja at (406) 545-8645 or Jason McNees at (406) 475-5003, or visit https://www.facebook.com/breathemontana.

December

Tues., Dec. 20: Rocky Mountain Volunteer 101, 7 – 8 p.m., virtual. Join the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention for a Virtual Orientation to learn more about who AFSP is at the National and local levels. They’ll also share how you can get involved with the fight to stop suicide. The Montana and Wyoming Chapters will host these on the Third Tuesday of every month.  The content will be the same each day. You only need to attend one. Register here.

Tues., Dec. 26: Suicide Bereavement Support Group, 6:30 p.m. in the 1,2,3 rooms at St. Peter’s Health, 2475 E. Broadway St. Provided by Breathe, Let’s Start a Conversation, this monthly suicide loss support group meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month. For more information, please contact Gloria Soja at (406) 545-8645 or Jason McNees at (406) 475-5003, or visit https://www.facebook.com/breathemontana.