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In Mental Health Crisis, a 911 Call Now Brings a Mixed Team of Helpers — And Maybe No Cops [khn.org]

By Katheryn Houghton, Kaiser Health News, June 14, 2021 By the time Kiki Radermacher, a mental health therapist, arrived at a Missoula, Montana, home on an emergency 911 call in late May, the man who had called for help was backed into a corner and yelling at police officers. The home, which he was renting, was about to be sold. He had called 911 when his fear of becoming homeless turned to thoughts of killing himself. “I asked him, ‘Will you sit with me?’” recalled Radermacher, a member of...

RSVP Now! Transform Community Norms & Narratives with the Science of the Positive

2021 Montana Virtual Summer Institute EVENT & AGENDA & SPEAKERS (Click on blue text to open documents) It's time to tell a new story about community health. One that focuses on community strengths and protective factors. One that promotes health instead of risk, and communicates hope instead of fear. One that's guided by what we want to grow instead of what we want to prevent. Join us this summer to learn how to improve health, increase engagement, and transform community norms. You...

March CTIPP CAN Call

Thank you to Aidan Phillips from the WAVE Trust for his excellent and engaging presentation for attendees of our monthly Campaign for Trauma-Informed Policy and Practice (CTIPP) call for March. The information he shared is invaluable as we continue our work to influence change at the national level through the National Trauma Campaign . If you were unable to join, would like to watch again, or want to share with others, you can find the call recording here . Additionally, if you would like...

Snowbird Fund: Assistance available to support community searches

Montana Community Foundation (from their website). The Snowbird Fund directly supports Montana Native families conducting community searches in urban and reservation areas by providing direct assistance to individuals leading the search for their missing loved ones. Direct payments of $500 will be made to individuals to help provide the resources required to conduct a thorough community search such as: Gas money, meals, and hotel stays as they search across the state Cell phone payments...

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