Education & Support

Depression Support Group

Are you just feeling blue, or is your sadness something more serious? Everyone occasionally feels down, but it usually passes within a couple of days. When a person has a depressive disorder, it interferes with normal daily life and causes pain for the person with the disorder and for those who care about him or her.

Depression is a common but serious illness. Most people who experience it need treatment in order to get better, but many never seek that treatment. Of those who do, the vast majority – even those with severe depression – can get better. Intensive research into the illness has resulted in medications, psychotherapies and other methods of treatment.

Depression Screening
Pathways offers two depression screening days per year. One is conducted in the fall for adults and another in the spring for adolescents. Professional counselors carry out the screenings at Pathways, located at 200 Heritage Way in Kalispell, and keep all information confidential. To learn more, or if you or someone you know needs immediate information on resources for depression, please call Pathways anytime at (406) 756-3950.

Depression Support Group
Pathways offers a Depression Support Group on Wednesdays from 12-1:30 p.m. in the Pathways conference room. This is FREE and open to the public. The Depression Support Group is a peer-led group that meets weekly to learn and reinforce coping skills for people who deal with daily depression. For more information about the Depression Support Group, call Courtney at (406) 756-3950.

School-Based Mental Health

Logan Health Behavioral Health, a licensed mental health center, provides school-based mental health services to qualifying youth at participating school sites through the Comprehensive School Community Treatment (CSCT) Program.
  • CSCT services offered at each participating school site include:
  • Individual therapy, up to five days per week
  • Daily group therapy, up to five days per week
  • Family therapy, regularly scheduled
  • Crisis response on-site, 24/7 crisis phone response
  • Psycho-education groups, up to five days per week
  • Daily mental health and behavioral health support
We provide a licensed therapist and a mental health worker at each school site to implement the CSCT program. Students work with CSCT staff during the day in formal sessions and in the school environment as a whole (recess, class time, lunch and special events). Crisis response for CSCT students is available during the day on-site. A 24-hour crisis line is accessible after hours and on weekends and holidays.

CSCT staff provides care coordination with other agencies and community resources to assist the student and family with treatment. CSCT staff plays an active role in assisting children and adolescents with positive peer interactions in daily school activities. To learn more, call (406) 756-3950.

Helpful Links & Resources

NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots organization for people with mental illness and their families. Founded in 1979, NAMI has affiliates in every state and in more than 1,100 local communities across the country.

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other, so that they may solve their common problem and help others recover from alcoholism.

Al-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength and hope in order to solve their common problems. We believe alcoholism is a family illness; changed attitudes in the family can aid recovery.

Addiction Resource was created to help people struggling with substance abuse and to provide support to their loved ones, with treatment guides and rehab information.