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NAMI’s affiliates hold a variety of support groups in their communities.  The Connections support groups are facilitated by individuals who live with severe mental illness for people who live with severe mental illness.  There are also family support groups facilitated by family members of people who live with mental illness for family members of people who live with severe mental illness.  Contact your local affiliates to find out more about their support groups and other resources.

NAMI Billings

  • Connection Support Group– for peers only: Sundays: 3:00-4:30 pm, and Thursdays: 1:00-2:30 pm. Meet at NAMI Billings Office, 3333 2nd Ave. N, Suite 150, Billings, or via zoom
    No registration required
  • ​Family Support Group- for family members and friends of a loved one only: Tuesdays: 6:30-8:00 pm. Meet at NAMI Billings Office, 3333 2nd Ave. N, Suite 150, Billings
    No registration required

Spring 2022 Classes:

  • Peer-to-Peer-  Mondays starting February 28th -April 18th.  It will be from 6:00 pm -8:00 pm at the NAMI Billings office, 3333 2nd Ave. N, Suite 150
  • Basics Class- TBA
  • Family-to-Family- Two 8 week classes available:  Wednesdays starting February 23rd through April 13th and/or Thursdays starting February 24th through April 14th. The classes would go from 6:00 pm-8:30 pm and be held at the NAMI Billings office, 3333 2nd Ave. N, Suite 150.
  • Family and Friends Seminar: Offered once a month on zoom online platform.  Please call Colleen at the NAMI Montana office for more information at 443-7871

Call NAMI Billings at (406) 256.2001 for more information on classes and support groups, or visit us on our website at namibillings.org.

NAMI Havre

  • Family-to-Family Education Class TBA
  • Family Support Group is a free ongoing support group on Sundays starting November 1, 2020, from 2-3:30. This will be an online group on a zoom platform and will be offered to people who are in need of support with a loved one with a mental illness.  For more information and a link to the meeting, please contact NAMI Havre’s Crystal Laufer at 406-262-7653.
  • Family and Friends Seminar: Offered once a month on the zoom online platform.  Please call Colleen at the NAMI Montana office for more information at 443-7871

NAMI Helena

  • Family Support Group –  ​Third Wednesday of each month at the NAMI Montana office- 1331 Helena Ave. from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm. It is an in-person or zoom platform.  Contact Byron at  406-422-5646  or Colleen at the NAMI Montana office at 406-443-7871 for more information.​
  • NAMI Connection Peer Support Group – This group will meet from 6:00 p.m. -7:30 pm on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at the NAMI Montana office building- 1331 Helena Ave. It is an in-person and zoom platform. For more information, contact Kim at 406-465-3066
  • Family-to-Family Education Class:  TBA It is a free, comprehensive 8-week course designed specifically for family members of persons with major depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, panic disorder, post-traumatic stress, obsessive-compulsive disorder, or a co-occurring disorder(both mental illness and substance abuse).

OFFERING: Information on stigma; medication;
coping skills; self-care; emotional support; communication;
brain function; and problem-solving. (prior registration is required)

  • NAMI Peer to Peer– TBA
  • Please go to www.namihelena.org for more information or email namihelena@gmail.com
  • NEW: Family and Friends seminar:  Offered once a month on zoom online platform Please call Colleen at the NAMI Montana office for more information.
  • Hope and Advocacy Group– A support group for middle school age, high school age, and transition 18-25.  The group meets the first and third Tuesday every month at 7 pm at Our Redeemers Lutheran Church. Call Jill Henry at  406-422-8753 if interested? This is not a NAMI group.

NAMI Missoula

  • NAMI FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP: 3rd Thursdays of each month, 6:30 – 8 pm; meets in person in Room 208, St. Paul Lutheran Church, 202 Brooks St.  This is for relatives, friends, and caregivers of individuals living with mental illness.  Families or friends can join a caring group of individuals helping one another by utilizing their collective lived experiences and learned wisdom. Drop-ins welcomed.
  • NAMI CONNECTION:  Tuesday evenings (by Zoom) from 7-8:30 pm. or Wednesday afternoons 1-2:30 (via zoom)  Contact us at namimissoula@gmail.com and ask for the Zoom link
  • NAMI Family-to-Family TBA
    • Note: Some groups may not meet regularly over the summer or in person. Please call us at 880-1013 to confirm the schedule
  • Please go to www.namimissoula.org for more information or email namimissoula@gmail.com

ALL NAMI MISSOULA SUPPORT GROUPS ARE FREE AND CONFIDENTIAL; YOU DO NOT NEED TO REGISTER OR TO BE A MEMBER OF NAMI TO ATTEND. FOR  MORE  INFORMATION, CALL 406-880-1013 OR EMAIL namimissoula@gmail.com

NAMI Bitterroot

  • Family Support Group:Will start September 9, 2019 from 11:00am to 12:00pm at the Cornerstone Church, 280 Fairgrounds Rd., Hamilton MT 59840   Please contact Donna White for more information at 406-381-9884

NAMI Bozeman

Email namibozemanfamily2family@gmail.com for information about NAMI Bozeman’s Groups.

  • Family-to-Family Education Class– Class will be on Thursdays starting March 17th thru May 12th, 2022, from 6:30 pm-9:00 pm. (skipping the week of 4/14) To register for the class or if you have questions, please call or text Lori at 406.548.1920 or Renee at 406.539.2574
  • Peer-to-Peer Education Class – Class will be on Saturdays starting March 19 through May 7th- please contact Lynn Sawyer at 406-600-8102 to register for the class and for more information
  • NAMI Basics class TBA
  • Peer Connection Support Group–   is a free ongoing group at the Open Arms Drop-in Center, at 699 Farmhouse Lane from 11 am to Noon. –No group at this time due to COVID 19
  • Family Support Group is held the first Thursday of each month from 6:30-8:00 PM at Christ the King Lutheran Church; 4383 Durston Rd
  • Please visit www.namibozeman.org for more information.
  • NEW Family and Friends seminar: Offered once a month on zoom online platform. Please call the NAMI Montana office for more information at 443-7871

NAMI Flathead

  • NAMI General Meeting meets 2nd Tuesday of every month at 1:00 PM. Gateway Mall -Literacy Room. Please contact Julie Doyle at (406) 854-2323.
  • Family Support Group meets on the first and third Monday of every month at 6:00 at the Literacy Room at Gateway Community Center. Please contact Julie Doyle for more information at (406) 854-2323 or Colleen Konopatzke at (406)250-3795 or Dawn Jackson at (406) 260-6433
  • Connection Peer Support Group meets every Thursday at 2:30 at Wheat MT Bakery.  Please call Susan Thomas for more information at (406) 752-2353
  • Family-to-Family Education Class will start Wednesday, September 8, 2021, through Wednesday, October 27, 2021.  It will be every Wednesday from 6:00-8:00 pm.  Please call Colleen Konopatzke at 406-250-3795 for more information and to get registered.
  • Please visit www.namiflathead.org for more information or email us at namiflathead@gmail.com
  • NEW: Family & Friends Seminar: Offered once a month on a zoom platform.  Please call the NAMI Montana office for more information at 443-7871.

NAMI Great Falls

  • Family Support Group meets the second Monday of each month from 7:00-8:30 PM at the Center for Mental Health, 915 1st Ave So.  For more information and/or questions please call Dianne Van Auken at 467-2307
  • NAMI Connection, a support group for people with mental health conditions, will meet on the first and third Monday of each month from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. at Alliance for Youth, 3220 11th Ave S., room #4 and on Zoom. For more information or a Zoom link email- This group is currently not running at this time
    namigreatfalls@gmail.com or namifacilitatorgf@gmail.com
  • Family-to-Family Education Class: a free 8-session course for families, partners, and friends of individuals living w/mental illness  TOPICS: *greater understanding of mental illness, *ways to cope better w/the strains of mental illness, *become empowered to navigate the health care system: TBA
  • Peer-to-Peer Educations class:  It is a free 10 week course that offers information, resources and a community of support to aid you in developing your own recovery plan. TBA
  • Family and Friends Seminar: Offered once a month on zoom online platform.  Please call Colleen at the NAMI Montana office for more information at 443-7871
  • Please visit www.namigreatfalls.org for more information or email namigreatfalls@gmail.com

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