If you are concerned about Mental H ealth Services for adults and children in Central Montana. . .
The Central Service Area Authority (CSAA) Congress is looking for consumers, family members and providers of mental health services to join us for our annual meeting.
To read more visit: http://centralsaamontana.org/resources/CSAA-CongressInvitation2017.pdf
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Gallatin Mental Health Center and NAMI-Bozeman are offering a 10 week course in Recovery for people living with mental illness. Classes will take place on at the OPEN ARMS DROPIN CENTER 695 Farm House Lane located on the Gallatin Mental Health Center Campus. Classes are on Saturdays at 10:00 AM beginning March 11 beginning at 10:00 AM. Classes are 2 1/2 hours including a break and a light lunch.
Please download attachment here for details. If you have attended taken the PEER TO PEER Course previously you are welcome to attend this Course. You must register to attend. You may register by telephone. Call me at (406) 585-8959, or Lee (406) 539-5736, or Julia (406) 539-9950.
Good Morning. I would like to invite anyone who is interested to come to the Warming Center. I would like to have an open house for our council during our regularly scheduled meeting time in April, as our meeting has beeen changed to a week earlier. Please stop by the Warming Center located at 2104 Industrial Drive at 12:00 pm on April 10th. It would be an honor to give everyone a tour of our community's homeless shelter.
Warming Center Outreach and Operations Manager
Central Service Area Authority Board Meeting will be held February 24, 2017 10 am- 3:00 pm.
The meeting agenda includes:
- Review of previous meeting's minutes
- Public comment – Begins between 10:15 and 10:30 so guests can plan their day accordingly.
- Committees meet and report to Board
- Monthly report updates for the AMDD, LAC, and Providers
- New business
Central Service Area Authority Annual Conference will be held May 13, 2017 at a location to be determined at a later date.
For more information check back with us at http://centralsaamontana.org
We encourage your active participation in our Legislative process. Below are some resources to make sure your voice is heard.
How to Contact Your Montana Legislators
NOTE: In Montana our Senators and Representatives don’t have staff. In most instances you’ll be communicating directly with them.
Send a message to a http://leg.mt.gov/css/sessions/63rd/legwebmessage.asp. This is an online form as the State doesn’t publish email addresses. You may be able to find your Representative’s email through other channels. But this form works although you must submit for each person you want to communicate with. It’s not hard but it’s a little clunky.
Call and leave a message with the Legislative Help Desk at 406-444-4800. Messages will be delivered to committees, even as they are meeting.
NAMI Montana’s site has a good overview of what’s happening. http://www.namimt.org/legislature.html
NAMI Smarts Advocacy training. NAMI offers a free 90-minute training in how to advocate for mental health services. As with all NAMI programs, this is offered free of charge. To arrange to have this training for your group please email email@example.com. We will do our best to accommodate your schedule. This training has been offered at Conferences, Board meetings, Drop in Centers, Churches; any group that is interested in learning how to share their story as a means of advocating. Our stories are powerful. When we learn how to write our stories so others can begin to understand the extent of the need for help in the mental health systems. The goal is to add many more voices being heard in our communities, and in local, Regional, State and National forums. Recovery is possible and we can speak out about the value of these programs.
NAMI National also offers a fabulous resource at http://capwiz.com/nami/home. Enter your zip code or state and look up your representatives.
If you are planning to tell you story here is a 7 Step Handout to help you prepare your story.
Handout: Seven Steps to Telling Your Story
Since winter weather is upon us, I'd like to remind you that the CSAA Resources page has a link to the winter weather on Montana's Mountain passes. This service is provided by the Montana Department of Transportation . So, if you're uncertain about driving in winter weather, check out this resource before hitting the road. It can be found alphabetically under the Videos/Photos heading.
If you need to cut & paste the link here it is: http://rwis.mdt.mt.gov/scanweb/SWFrame.asp?Pageid=CamSummary&Units=English&Groupid=150000&Siteid=&Senid=&Wxid=&Mapid=&DisplayClass=Java&SenType=All&HEndDate=&Zoneid=&Mode=&Sprayerid=&Dvid=&CD=3%2F9%2F2007+8%3A40%3A03+AM