The average percentage of those with serious mental illness in Montana has been higher than the national average since 2011, according to the National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services. Montana also consistently ranks among the states with the highest suicide rate per capita. Only Wyoming and Alaska had higher rates in 2019.
Fortunately, there’s help. No shortage of providers (or shortage of funds) should ever prevent you from getting the help you deserve. The following resources are free of charge, confidential, and available to all Montana residents. Help yourself or someone you love today.
The National Mental Health Hotline
If you need to connect with a mental health specialist, call 1-866-903-3787 right now. A trained professional will take your call and assist you however she or he can. A world of resources is waiting for you. The hotline is available to all US residents and operates on a 24/7 basis.
The state’s Department of Public Health and Human Services offers a multitude of free resources on its website which can be reached by clicking here. The Montana Warm Line phone number is 1-877-688-3377 and you can also text “MT” to 741741 for text assistance.
NAMI Helpline & More
The National Alliance on Mental Illness provides a wealth of resources, including the NAMI Helpline, which can be reached by calling 1-800-950-6264 or by emailing email@example.com. Although the helpline is only available Monday through Friday from 10AM until 8PM EST, there is a 24/7 text-line available. Simply text ‘NAMI’ to 741-741 for assistance.