40 Years Promoting Mental Health

Mental Health America of Great Falls is a mental health advocacy organization consisting of community volunteers who share a passion for mental health. We have been a trusted source of support, education, and service for our community since we originated in 1974. We believe that mental health is fundamental to the quality of every human life and we seek a just, humane, and healthy society in which all people are accorded respect and dignity.

Paleontologist, Jack Horner to speaker at Annual Banquet

Jack Horner will be the guest speaker for the MHAGF Annual Dinner Celebration on January 21, 2015. A native of Montana, famous paleontologist author of over 100 publications and six books, Jack Horner struggles with dyslexia. His victory into notoriety is a story of hope to others. Dr. Horner will share his journey with dyslexia, the exciting things he has done and what he's up to now.

MHAGF Bi-Annual Legislative Breakfast

December 2, 2014 is the date of the MHAGF Legislative Breakfast; LOCAL ISSUES, STATE SOLUTIONS. The Breakfast event will be held at the Benefis Sletten Cancer Institute at 1117 29th St. South in Great Falls. The time is from 7am - 8:30 am. Dan Aune, Executive Director of Mental Health America of Montana will lead discussion of the Current Draft Bills that our new representatives will have to decide in the 2015 session.
Bring your organizations questions and concerns to the meeting.

Mental Health Resource Guide

Mental Health America Great Falls has partnered with the Family Violence Council of Cascade County and the Local Advisory Council on Mental Health to create a Mental Health Resource Guide. This guide is a quick guide for both family members and for those who suffer from mental illness. It answers, "What do I do now?"

2014 Virginia Blend Award goes to Wava Goetz

Wava Goetz was awarded the Virginia Blend Award for her outstanding contributions to mental health by Mental Health America of Great Falls at the Annual Banquet on Jan. 16, 2014. A Great Falls Counselor with experience in a variety of psychoeducational and experiential techniques, Wava has been active in creating and supporting programs that involve mental health, prevention and wellness, education and treatment. A founding member of the Eating Disorder Task Force of Great Falls, Wava has facilitated a free support group for persons struggling with emotional eating for the past 12 years.

Miss Montana 2012 Keynote at 2014 Annual Banquet

The Annual Meeting Banquet Celebration for Mental Health America of Great Falls was held on January 16, 2014. Our guest speaker was Alexis Wineman, Miss Montana 2012, who also won the title of "America's Choice." Her unique personal story "Living with Autism" is a story of triumph of the human spirit. Refusing to let her disorder define her as a person, Alexis celebrates and embraces who she is. Her mother, Kimberly Butterworth shared the stage using a question/answer format.

2013 MT Youth Behavior Survey shows Depressed Mood Among Youth

The 2013 Montana Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) assists educators and health professionals in determining the prevalence of health-risk behaviors as self-reported by Montana youth. Some of the most alarming statistics focus on depressed mood and suicide risk. This survey shows mental health services are needed.

Just for TEENS ...... mpoweryouth.org

1 in 5 youth will experience mental heath problems. Check out this exciting web site sponsored by Mental Health America called mpoweryouthy.org This site addresses common concerns of youth and harnesses the power of music to change youth attitudes about mental health.


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