Disability Rights Montana protects and advocates for the rights of people with mental illness and investigate reports of abuse and neglect in facilities that care for or treat people with mental illness. We also serve people with mental illness who reside in the community. Click here to request for our services.

Links to other Services

National suicide Prevention Hotline: 1 (800) 273-8255 or Text MT to 741741
We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

The Veterans Crisis Line:  1 (800) 273-8255 press 1 or Text to 838255  
The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Veterans and their loved ones can call 1 (800) 273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Support for deaf and hard of hearing individuals is available.

Medicaid and Mental Health Services for Adults: Responsible for the development and oversight of the state’s system for delivering and reimbursing publicly funded Adult Mental Health Services. The Bureau ensures availability and efficient delivery of appropriate and effective services; provides extensive monitoring of program implementation and operation; and analyzes and reports on program operations, costs and outcomes.

List of adult and children’s services in the State

Montana Mental Disabilities Board of Visitors: The Board conducts reviews of Montana’s public mental health programs and the Montana Developmental Center and assists individuals receiving services from these programs.
Mental Health – (406) 444-5278
Intellectual Disabilities – (406) 444-3955
Toll Free: (888) 444-9669
FAX: (406) 444-354

NAMI Montana: NAMI Montana  supports, educates, and advocates for Montanans with severe mental illnesses and their families.  NAMI Montana has over 400 members and growing (join now). Our affiliates are located in Billings, Bozeman, Great Falls, Havre, Helena, Kalispell, Livingston, Lewistown, and Missoula.(406) 880-1013

Montana State Hospital: mission is to provide high quality psychiatric evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation services for adults with severe mental illness.
Telephone: (406) 693-7000
Administration Fax: (406) 693-7069
Health Information Fax: (406) 693-7160
TTY: (406) 693-7213

Montana Mental Health Nursing Care CenterWe are dedicated to delivering the best possible care with courtesy, efficiency and respect.  We are committed to providing high-quality resident care in a safe environment, using the least restrictive methods that meet our residents’ physical and emotional needs. Vision: To be distinguished as a leader in Long Term Care and Mental Health through collaboration, resident-centered care and education.
Phone: (406) 538-7451
Fax: (406) 535-2863

Montana Chemical Dependency Center: MCDC provides intensive in-patient treatment that cares for the disease of addiction including withdrawal management for substance use disorders and treatment for co-occurring mental health disease.
Phone: (406) 496-5400

Montana Mental Health OmbudsmanThe Ombudsman represents the interests of Montanans seeking access to public mental health services.

Montana County Websites

Winds of Change Mental Health Center: (406) 721-2038

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP): 1 (888) 333-2377

Central Montana Adult Mental Health Service Area Authority (CSAA): Our mission is to assure that consumers, their families, and other interested community stakeholders have a strong voice in defining, developing, managing and monitoring public mental health care delivery in Montana, with a focus on the Central region of the state.

Montana Peer Network: We provide information, education, training, peer support and resources across the state using our own “lived experience” in long term recovery.

Montana Warmline1 (877) 688-3377 – The Recovery Line is for people with a mental illness who want to talk to a peer (that is, a person who is in  recovery for his or her own mental illness) about issues they are facing in their lives or with their treatment. It provides a friendly and understanding person for those who just need someone to talk to.