It has been a long time… (April 2013 Newsletter)

NAMI Billings has had a whirlwind year.  We said good bye to Patrick Parker, we welcomed our new Executive Director, Clementine Lindley, and we have hit the ground running planning events, support groups and classes to serve you and the greater Billings community.  Finally we are ready to reinstate our monthly e-newsletter and keep you up to date with the current offerings.In this newsletter you’ll find:

  • Welcome from Clementine Lindley, Executive Director
  • Calendar of Events
  • NAMI Billings new website launched

Hi Friend of NAMI Billings,It is with great pleasure that I introduce myself to you.  I have been the Executive Director of NAMI Billings Photo courtesy of the Billings Gazettesince February and am excited to be a part of such a phenominal organization.

NAMI offers services that are essential to Mental Illness recovery and I am excited to plan activities and events that will help us fight the stigma that is associated with mental illness.

I am a native Montanan and take pride in being from such a great state and I am excited to work with each of you to help NAMI Billings educate, support and advocate for all those affected by mental illness.

Check out the great article by Cindy Uken in the Billings Gazette highlighting NAMI Billings and what we do.

I look forward to meeting each and every one of you in the coming year.

Clementine Signature

Clementine Lindley

Executive Director

1000778648Mark your calendar! 

(save these important NAMI dates)

  • May 10th — Private Fashion Party at Apricot Lane for friends of NAMI Billings.  7 – 9 p.m. at West Park Plaza.
  • May 17th — Zan Bockes presents her book of poetry based on her personal journey with Bipolar Disorder at the Western Heritage Center at noon.  Books will be sold.
  • June 18th — Annual NAMI Friends picnic at Rose Park.
  • August 3rd — 10th Annual NAMI Billings Bike Ride in Molt.

Support Groups: Family Support Group

Every Tuesday evening, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the NAMI Billings office

For anyone affected by mental illness.

Consumer Support Group

Every Thursday afternoon, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the NAMI Billings office

For those exploring their mental illness journey and looking for support from peers.
Stay tuned for Peer to Peer and Family to Family class schedules.
Mental Health News:

NAMI Billings launches new website!

Check it out:  Please renew your bookmarks to this new page, soon the old site will be obsolete and you won’t have access to it.

NAMI and Lifetime Network Partner

On April 20, Lifetime Television will premiere Call Me Crazy, a series of interconnected short films that deal with the subject of mental illness. Through five short stories named after each title character—Lucy, Eddie, Allison, Grace and Maggie—powerful relationships built on hope and triumph give viewers a new understanding of what happens when a loved one struggles with mental illness. Read More


NAMI Billings
1645 Ave D, Ste G
Billings, MT   59102
Tel: 406.256.2001