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.

Compulsive Eating and Emotional Eating Support Group (free)

This support group is for persons who struggle with an emotional connection with food. Facilitated by Wava Goetz, this free support group empowers persons to give and receive support in reclaiming health and life. If you want to get better we want you to be there. Wava us a founding member of the Eating Disorder Task Force and had donated her time to this group for over 11 years.

Author Jenni Schaefer speaks of eating disorder recovery.

Jenni believes her eating disorder began at the age of 4 when she first had the thought that her body was larger than her peers. The symptoms didn't begin until much later in her teens but as with many eating disorders the person can remember the moment they thought they were not good enough. Eating disorders are not about food but a coping mechanism to deal with stress. In fact that makes them seem like a solution.

From Shackles to Well-Being... MHA's Continuing Quest

Cast from the discarded shackles from former asylums, the Mental Health Bell serves as a powerful reminder that the invisible chains of misunderstanding and discrimination continue to bind people with mental illnesses and addictions.

Mental Health America leads the fight against those invisible chains and for the health and well-being of our children, youth, families, and communities

Mikie Messman awarded Virginia Blend Award

Great Falls Public School educator Mikie Messman received the prestigious Virginia Blend award on January 24, 2013 for outstanding contributions to mental health.

Welcome new Board Members for 2013

The newest members of the Board of Directors for Mental Health America of Great Falls were welcomed at the 39th Annual Meeting Banquet on January 24, 2013. The incoming members are: Linda Daggett, Lori Pike, Marilyn Mathern, Donna Johnson, Linda Gonser, Barbara Schlecht, Greg Tilton, Lea Ann Lewis,Shelly Heilweil, and Kim Monroe. We are excited about having such a great group of dedicated volunteers.

Eating Disorder Support Group

MHAGF and the Eating Disorder Task Force of Great Falls offer a free support group empowering persons who struggle with compulsive and emotional eating. The purpose of this group is to enable participants to give and receive support in reclaiming health and life.

Live Your Life Well – Tools for Daily Mental Health

Live Your Life Well is an exciting educational program that promotes simple, positive steps to improve mental health and wellness. This campaign offers 10 evidence-based tools that one can use to support optimal mental health. For family, friends or at the office .... you can Live Your Live Well.

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