Managing the Holidays

The holidays can be a stressful time for many people. Families expand. Parents/grandparents/aunts and uncles - all want to spend some time with YOU! But, finding the time and energy to visit all those people can sometimes prove to be difficult. Then, if you manage to do just that...visit everyone - you may be faced with awkward or unwanted conversation. 

How do YOU handle relatives and their questions? How do you avoid WWIII?

Here are some tips that might get you started! Check out the link below:

http://www.buzzfeed.com/captainawkward/how-to-handle-awkward-holiday-conversations#.ojvOABZLG

Community Resources

The Help Center: Services include a 24 hour crisis/suicide hotline, referrals to community resources, telecare, Hearts and Homes, as well as the Sexual Assault Center (advocacy, counseling, community education). 

406-586-3333

Haven: Support and assistance for families experiencing domestic violence. Services include: advocacy, 24-hour hotline, survivor support groups, and community education.

406-586-4111

Montana 211: Resources, Services, and Disaster Information. http://www.montana211.org/  OR you may dial 2-1-1 from a Montana phone number. 

211

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Montana: www.namimt.org

406-443-7871

The Montana Warm Line: Peer support over the phone. M-F 4pm-10pm, SAT-SUN 10am-10pm.

877-688-3377

Alcoholics Anonymous: www.aa-montana.org

888-607-2000

Narcotics Anonymous: www.namontana.com

800-990-6262

Montana's Peer Network: information, education, support, and training for those in dual recovery (mental health and addiction). mtpeernetwork.org

406-551-1058