Colleen Rahn was raised in Helena, Montana. She received her bachelor’s degree in Family Science, Health and Human Services from Montana State University in 1995. Colleen has spent more than two decades helping people with mental health conditions.
Colleen started her career at Intermountain Children’s Home helping children recover from traumatic experiences. She then worked in an adult mental health center in Alaska providing case management and care coordination services to clients. Colleen also helped clients access resources to ensure the maintenance of their mental health, financial, housing and overall care.
When she returned to Montana Colleen worked for the State of Montana as a social worker and advocated for the individuals she worked with to ensure their safety, care and well- being while in the State system. She worked again as a Recovery Coach for a mental health center in Missoula and for the Community Services Comprehensive Treatment program at an elementary school through Intermountain in Helena. Colleen has had training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and has experience in leading and co-facilitating groups for individuals of all ages needing group support.
Colleen started working for NAMI Montana in April 2015 as an Education Director. NAMI Montana is a grassroots organization that supports, educates and advocates for people with mental illness and their families. As the Education Director, she is tasked with bringing NAMI‘s signature education programs for peers and families to communities across Montana.