- 4th Annual Big Bear Stampede Trail Race/Run/Walk and famous Run With Smokey Kids Race: More than 100 participants and 50 volunteers attended this exhilarating event September 10th. Nikki Kimball, renown ultra-marathoner and area resident presented a compelling message of outreach to all attendees.
- ASSIST Training: Teaches suicide intervention skills. Many interested Gardiner community members have been trained (approximately 100).
- Mental Health First Aid: Many locals have participated in this 8 hour course for teachers, health care workers, and park service employees. Ongoing trainings will continue.
- Youth Awareness of Mental Health (YAM): This world-wide program, proven to decrease suicidal thoughts and actions, was presented to Gardiner School students in three grades this fall as a pilot program for Montana.
- 3rd Annual Achieve Your Dreams Day: An adventure day hosted by the Flying Pig Adventure Company, Hell’s-A-Roaring Outfitters and Big Bear Stampede, provided a no charge raft trip, horseback ride and BBQ for participants from the Livingston Mental Health Center.
- Counseling Services: A professional counselor is available every Friday at te Gardiner Baptist Church. We help support the adjusted fee payments.
- The Help Center: Your sponsorship allows us to contribute to this 24 hour crisis counseling and suicide intervention center in Bozeman. (406-586-3333)
Listen in on Monday August 18th at 6:30 p.m. MST for an interview with Ellen King-Rodgers on depression and suicide prevention. You can stream the interview online at http://www.ypradio.org/.