While Youth Connections focuses on children in the Helena area, we understand that mental health issues can impact people of all ages. If you are seeking help for an adult in the Helena, contact our local chapter of NAMI at (406) 443-7871

Support Groups:

Being a family member of a person with a mental illness can be difficult. Visit Helena’s local NAMI chapter at www.namimt.org to learn about the local youth and parent support groups as well educational opportunities in the community.

Helena Youth and Parent Support Groups: 2nd Tuesday of each month at the Neighborhood Center 200 Cruse Ave 6:00 Pm – 8:00 PM All welcome! Contact Jill Henry @ 406-438-5482 or [email protected] for more information

Phone and Internet Resources:

When your youth or family is in crisis, who do you call for help?  Getting the help you need can be confusing and exhausting.  There is help for navigating through crisis situations and finding helpful community services.

24-hour response phone line # 406-461-2382 for help with a crisis (call returned within 24 hours).  If you are experiencing a true emergency (immediate danger of harm to self or others), call 911.

Montana 211 is a free and confidential phone call from a land line or cell phone to get 24 hour access to professionals who can help you find local services. You can call 211 or visit www.montana211.org to see what programs and resources are available in Helena to meet your needs.

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