National Suicide Prevention Lifeline website


Montana Suicide hotline website


Montana Warmline    877-688-3377  -

Do you just need someone to talk to?






Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation The Center is a research, training, and service organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons who have psychiatric disabilities.


National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) –    800-950-NAMI (6264)  - NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, supports and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raise awareness and build a community for hope for all of those in need.


National Empowerment Center – 800-POWER2U-800-769-3728  They carry a message of recovery, empowerment, hope and healing to people with lived experience with mental health issues, trauma, and extreme states

The National Mental Health Consumers’ Self-Help Clearinghouse  - 800-553-4539  -  the latest information on mental health and consumer/survivor issues. We include updates on important issues, linking you to news sources, funding opportunities and the most recent developments in the consumer/survivor movement. You'll also find conference announcements and job postings from across the nation.


Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch - 406-245-2751 a non-profit, fully accredited, multi-service organization providing mental health treatment and support to children, youth and their families.

Mental Health America  - 800-969-6MHA (6642)- With over a century of advocacy, public education, and the delivery of programs and services, Mental Health America is the country's leading nonprofit dedicated to helping all people live mentally healthier lives.


Recovery Animals –  An emotional animal is a pet owned by someone who is disabled and in need of emotional support, which is supported by his/her medical provider.


American Foundation for Suicide Preventionthe leading national not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research, education and advocacy, and to reaching out to people with mental disorders and those impacted by suicide.


Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness (PAIMI)  800-245-4743 - To ensure that the rights of individuals with mental illness are protected; to protect and advocate the rights of such individuals through activities; to ensure the enforcement of the Constitution  and other Federal and state statutes; and to investigate incidents of abuse and neglect of individuals with mental illness.   


Montana's Peer Network - 406- 551- 1058 - A non-profit, peer run organization across Montana with people in recovery from mental health struggles and or addictions. We provide information, education and resources across the state using our own “lived experience” of recovery.


Help a friend in needFacebook is proud to work with The Jed Foundation and The Clinton Foundation, non-profits that work to promote emotional wellbeing, to share potential warning signs that a friend might be in emotional distress and need your help.


National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery - will ensure that consumer/survivors have a major voice in the development and implementation of health care, mental health, and social policies at the state and national levels, empowering people to recover and lead a full life in the community.


Recovery Resource Library - SAMHSA's Publications on mental health, recovery, and substance abuse.


Eastern Service Area Authority -  to ensure that consumers of public mental health care, their families and other interested community stakeholders may actively collaborate with the State of Montana in defining, developing, managing and monitoring the systems of public mental health care.


Rehinge.comThe purpose of Rehinge is to provide hope, education, and spiritual inspiration for all people affected with mental health issues and to fight stigma while pushing for global mental health reform

Mental Health Board of Visitors800-332-2272 - The Board conducts reviews of Montana's public mental health programs and the Montana Developmental Center and assists individuals receiving services from these programs.


Interfaith Hospitality Network  a community of 24 Billings religious congregations that put their faith into action to provide meals, shelter, and a safe, non-judgmental environment for families experiencing homelessness.


Tumbleweed – 259-2558​ - Tumbleweed is a dynamic and time honored community model program that empowers at risk youth, families and their support systems through advocacy, education and individualized service.


Online Physician's Desk Reference - Look up your medications on the PDR.


The Big Book of AA - an online AA book


Helpful Resources & Websites

Provides mental health services to adults with Mental illnesses in the Billings area & South Central Montana

Important phone numbers

  • Police/Sheriff (911)

  • AA Hot Line (406) 657-0776 or (406) 255-7578

  • Alternatives Inc. (406) 259-9695

  • Adult Protective Services (406) 655-7640

  • Adult Resource Alliance (aging) (406) 259-5212

  • AMR Ambulance (406) 259-6713

  • Angela’s Piazza (406) 255-0611

  • Big Sky Hospice (406) 247-3300

  • Billings Clinic (406) 238-2500

  • Billings Clinic PAC (406) 657-4233

  • Billings Clinic Psychiatric Services (406) 657-4000

  • Billings Clinic Emergency Room (406) 657-4150

  • Billings Clinic Health Line (406) 255-8400

  • Billings Food Bank (406) 259-2856

  • Billings Police Department (406) 657-8200

  • Bridge Clinic (psych. center) (406) 657-3900

  • Chase Hawks (406) 248-9295

  • Centralized Intake (DPHHS) (866) 820-5437

  • Community Crisis Center (406) 259-8800

  • Children and Family Center (406) 294-3090

  • Crow Transit (406) 638-2430

  • DPHHS (406) 657-3120

  • DD Services (406) 259-8122

  • Dr. Stiles (psychiatrist) (406) 294-5225

  • Family Services (406) 259-2269

  • Family Support Network (406) 256-7783

  • Family Tree Center (406) 252-9799

  • Garfield Resource Center (406) 245-2751

  • Greyhound Bus Station (406) 245-5116

  • Housing Authority (406) 245-6391

  • HRDC (406) 247-4732

  • HUB (406) 248-4803

  • Indian Health Board (406) 259-3890

  • Indian Health Services (406) 245-7318

  • Interfaith Hospitality (Family Promise) (406) 294-7432

  • Lavie (Care Net) (406) 652-4868

  • LIFT (406) 259-5181

  • Mental Health Center (406) 252-5658

  • Montana Highway Patrol (800) 525-5555

  • Office of Public Assistance (406) 237-0572

  • Poison Control Center (800) 525-5042

  • PLUK (406) 255-0540

  • Probation and Parole (406) 896-5400

  • Rainbow House (406) 252-1592

  • Rimrock Foundation (406) 248-3175

  • RiverStone Health Clinic (406) 247-3350

  • Salvation Army (406) 245-4659

  • Social Security Admin. (406) 247-7265

  • St. Vincent Emergency Room (406) 237-4100

  • St. Vincent Ask-A-Nurse (406) 657-8778

  • STEP (406) 248-2055

  • Suicide Prevention Hotline (800) 877-1082

  • VA Medical (406) 373-3500

  • VA Independence Hall (406) 259-5368

  • Vet Center (406) 657-6071

  • Victim Witness (406) 256-2870

  • Vocational Rehabilitation (406) 248-4801

  • Warm Line Montana (877) 688-3377

  • Women and Family Shelter (406) 259-3105

  • Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch (406) 651-1323

  • Yellowstone County Courthouse (406) 256-2781

  • Yellowstone County Detention (406) 245-2750

  • Yellowstone County Sheriff (406) 657-8200

  • Yellowstone Youth Crisis Network (888) 816-4702

  • Young Women Christian Association (406) 245-4472

  • Youth Dynamics (406) 259-2132


"Hope for those seeking help." - Booklist


In any given year, one in four Americans suffer from a diagnosable mental illness--and yet there is still a significant stigma attached to being labeled as "mentally ill." We hear about worse-case scenarios, but in many--maybe even most--cases, there is much room for hope.


The 18 frank, often intimate true stories collected in Same Time Next Week reflect the writers' struggles to overcome--both as professionals and as individuals, as current therapists and as former patients--the challenges presented by depression, bipolar disorder, OCD, and other mental disorders.

This collection highlights the need for empathy and compassion between therapist and patient, and argues for a system that encourages human connection rather than diagnosis by checklist.



Local writer, (Billings, MT) has a story in this book.



Book available off Amazon