Adults, Adolescents & Children Living with a Mental Health Condition in Montana

Mental Health

Western Montana Mental Health Center is an integrated community-based mental health center offering a comprehensive range of services to adults, children and teens living with mental health conditions in Montana. 

Mental Health Conditions Can Be Managed

Common mental health conditions include:

  • Anxiety spectrum disorders. These include generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), phobias, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

  • Bipolar Disorder

  • Borderline Personality Disorder

  • Depression

  • Schizophrenia

Western Montana Mental Health Center's personalized therapeutic treatment programs include an in-depth assessment, inpatient crisis stabilization, individual therapy, group therapy, residential housing, jail diversion, psychiatric/medication management, school-based programs and peer support services. Our programs are designed to help manage mental health conditions and overcome the lack of direction that may accompany it.  

Reach Out to Us. We can help.

Request a free confidential callback within 1 business day.

If you are having a medical emergency call 911. If you are having thoughts of suicide, please call


How do you know if you or someone you care about has a mental health condition?

Contact us to for a free confidential assessment. Our team will contact you within 1 business day to discuss the issues you or your loved one are experiencing and how Western Montana Mental Health Center can help.

Mental Health Facts

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1 in 5

Americans experience some form of mental illness in any given year


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1 in 25

Americans live with a serious mental health condition or long-term recurring major depression


Recovery is not only possible, it is essential. We can help.

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Our Stories

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Adult Treatment Services


Drop-In Center

Drop-In Centers are peer-oriented, community-based programs providing safe, friendly, confidential, supportive and recovery-oriented environments. Consumers are encouraged to share their experiences regarding their recovery and treatment without fear of judgment. Drop-In Centers provide peer led support groups and offer groups that encourage journaling, meditation and many other support initiatives. The goal is to empower consumers to change their quality of life through validation, insight and supportive constructive feedback. Services are available to anyone – all are welcome.

Jail Diversion

Jail Diversion Programs provide support and treatment for individuals experiencing mental illness during pre-arrest, incarceration, and after release from county detention centers. The Jail Diversion team works collaboratively with detention center officers, local law enforcement, and other components of the criminal justice system to provide services within the county detention center and to assist in diversion from incarceration. Services provided while incarcerated can include mental health assessments, case management, therapy, peer-support services, group therapies, crisis intervention, and chemical dependency evaluations. These services reduce recidivism by connecting individuals to behavioral health services.

Outpatient Therapy

Outpatient therapy is offered across the life span and may include individual and/or group therapy designed to help clients address symptoms that interfere with functioning in one or more life domains such as familial, social, educational or occupational. Western Montana Mental Health Center believes that the client’s voice is central to the success of its outpatient therapy programs. The Partners for Change Outcomes Management System is an evidence-based tool that helps us work with clients to set goals, ensure an effective therapeutic relationship, and to achieve the outcomes identified by the client.

Adult Day Treatment

The Day Treatment program provides education and support to clients who have been referred by a member of their treatment team. Day treatment gives people access to a variety of group and individual activities in a positive environment that encourages healthy social skills. Our goal is to provide education and support that will help people manage their mental health symptoms and gain skills and knowledge to achieve or maintain independent living.

Crisis Stabilization Facility

Crisis Stabilization facilities provide short term, intensive, inpatient support for adults experiencing a life-threatening crisis. Most clients stay at the crisis facility for 3 to 7 days. During their stay clients work with their treatment team and crisis facility staff to resolve the crisis and to develop a plan for the client’s care after leaving the crisis facility.

Emergency Services

Each community is equipped with a Crisis Response Team (CRT) to serve adults and children experiencing crisis. The CRT consists of Certified Mental Health Professionals / Licensed Therapists who evaluate people in crisis to determine what type of emergency service will best meet their immediate needs and make referrals as appropriate. The CRT works closely with community resources such as hospitals, crisis facilities, youth placements, law enforcement, therapists, and Montana State Hospital.

Vocational Services

Vocational services provide adults living with severe mental illness support to attain their employment goals. Utilizing evidence-based practices, supports are based on choice and focused on assisting individuals in finding and keeping jobs that capitalize on their personal strengths and motivation. Vocational services are recovery-driven, emphasizing skill development through a multidisciplinary team approach. Job-hunting, on-the-job, and post-employment assistance is offered from resume and cover letter writing, interview preparation, workplace conflict resolution, accommodation planning, work-related symptom management, and benefits management.

Peer Support

Peer support services are delivered by individuals who have common life experiences with the people they are serving. People with mental and/or substance use disorders have a unique capacity to help each other based on a shared affiliation and a deep understanding of this experience.

Adult Group Homes

Adult group homes combine housing and services in a structured and supportive setting. Our group homes provide 24-hour support to our residents. Western Montana Mental Health Center staff are available to assist residents in building independent living skills and help them reach recovery to live successfully in the community or in Western client housing. Clinical staff is available to assist residents with reaching their recovery goals and working with other members of the treatment team to ensure success. Clients are referred to group home services by members of the treatment team or other agencies.

Client Housing

Western Montana Mental Health Center offers a variety of housing options with Western-owned apartments and/or homes and acts as landlord to provide independent living arrangements. Residents may be supported by a case manager and community-based rehabilitation services to assist them with day-to-day living skills. Client housing helps integrate clients into the community while maintaining supportive services that meet residents’ needs as they become more independent.

Program of Assertive Community Treatment (PACT)

Program of Assertive Community Treatment (PACT) is designed to help people with serious mental health conditions live independently in the community by providing comprehensive mental health and supportive services. Clients in PACT receive a combination of services depending on each client’s individual needs. These services include medication management, nursing support, case management, therapy, substance abuse treatment, employment and housing services, crisis intervention, and peer support. This program is for clients who need more help than is available through regular outpatient services and is offered 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Psychiatric/Medication Management Services

Managing mental illness is a team effort and appropriate use of medication is an important component. Our providers, who are made up of both Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) and psychiatrists, with the help of their trained nursing staff, are able to assess, prescribe, and monitor clients who need medication to treat their illness while providing education to both the client and their loved ones.

Western Montana Mental Health Center offers school-based programs, prevention services and comprehensive school and community treatment programs in multiple public-school districts. 


Child & Teen Treatment Services

Individual and Family Counseling

Licensed professional counselors/social workers provide psychotherapy for children, adolescents and their families. Counseling is provided within a family systems context with specialized treatment for seriously emotionally disturbed children and adolescents. Outpatient psychotherapy may include individual and/or group therapy operating within the continuum of care offered by Western Montana Mental Health Center and following best practice models for short term, solution focused psychotherapy based upon clear and identifiable clinical needs.

Psychiatric/Medication Services

Managing emotional and behavioral challenges is a team effort and appropriate use of medication may be an important component. Our psychiatric staff, who are made up of both (Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN’s) and psychiatrists, are able to assess, prescribe, and monitor clients who may need medication, and they provide education to both the client and their family members. These staff members also collaborate with the treatment team to provide ongoing assessment and monitoring of moods and behaviors related to medication needs

Home Support Services

An intensive in-home, family-focused program for children and adolescents who experience serious social, emotional and behavioral challenges. The overall goal of this program is to help parents and children learn skills to effectively manage and reduce challenging behaviors so that the child can function more effectively in the home, school and community. A Family Support Specialist consults with parents, children, and other professionals to create a customized treatment plan to fit the needs of the family, helping them learn important skills and concepts at their own pace and in their own home.

Comprehensive School and Community Treatment

Comprehensive School and Community Treatment (CSCT) collaborates with public school districts to provide a school and community-based mental health program offering behavioral intervention, group, individual and family therapy to children with a qualifying mental health diagnosis. CSCT clients receive an intensive level of care which includes a comprehensive treatment plan designed to meet their mental health needs and support improved functioning within the school, family and community.

Missoula Flagship Program

In Missoula, we also provide a unique school-based Flagship Program. The Flagship Program provides afterschool opportunities for youth in eight Missoula County Public Schools from Kindergarten through 12th grade. Under the umbrella of the Western Montana Mental Health Center, Flagship offers a school-based program in mentoring and skill building. Our program focuses on four core components: academic achievement, health and wellness, art and culture, and pro-social development. Enrollment in Flagship afterschool programs is open to all youth at the following schools:

  • Franklin, Hawthorne and Lowell elementary schools
  • Meadow Hill, Washington and CS Porter middle schools
  • Hellgate and Willard high schools​​
Flagship is FREE of charge to all participants and families. Flagship is unique to Missoula and with community support we have sustained this model for 22 years. ​For more information go to

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2. Serious Mental Illness (SMI) Among Adults. (n.d.). Retrieved May 1, 2019, from