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Montana Mental Health Treatment System Sensing Session

By March 20, 2018No Comments

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Montana’s mental health treatment system is changing at an incredibly rapid pace. It’s hard to even track what changes are happening to the statewide treatment system, much less understand these changes enough to develop a vision for the future.
Based upon that insight, NAMI Montana will be hosting a Mental Health Treatment System Sensing Session on Thursday March 22nd at the Colonial Inn in Helena. The program will begin at 9:00 a.m. and finish at approximately 4:00 p.m.

We are hoping that the meeting will help people get lay of the land of the dramatic changes going on in the mental health treatment system to help current treatment navigation issues and provide information background for future policy efforts.  

We are asking each invited speaker to speak for 20 minutes. The goal is to keep the discussion away from funding policy topics and instead focus on care delivery changes, facility closures, concerns about specific care populations, etc.

Speaker List

  • Addictive and Mental Disorders Division
  • AWARE
  • Billings Clinic
  • Center for Mental Health
  • Children’s Mental Health Bureau
  • Sunburst Mental Health
  • Montana Medical Association
  • Montana Peer Network
  • Montana Primary Care Association
  • Montana Youth Homes
  • Rocky Mountain Tribal Leadership Council
  • Shodair
  • South Central Mental Health Center
  • Western Montana Mental Health Center
  • Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch
  • We will also present insights from Eastern Montana Mental Health Center.

The event will run from 9:00 a.m. to approximately 4:00 p.m. Lunch will not be provided.
We will be setting up a livestream as well.  It will begin at 9:00 am on the 22nd. Livestream slots are limited to 100. You can register in advance for the livestream at this link. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

The following day there will be a hearing of the Children, Families, Health, & Human Services Interim Committee in Room 137 of the Capitol in Helena. 
We are hopeful that many of the people attending the Mental Health Treatment System Sensing Session will be able to testify in front of the Committee on the following day.

Thank you,
Matt Kuntz

Executive Director
NAMI Montana


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