Big Bear Stampede is raising awareness of depression. Depression affects one in five people in Montana. The Gardiner community has demonstrated determination to respond. Hundreds have gained understanding by attending public mental health training workshops. The information encourages recognition of depression and appropriate responses as family, friends and neighbors.
Our education efforts have included arranging age-appropriate emotional wellness and coping management skills education within health classes in the Gardiner school. Big Bear Stampede endorses and supports professional counseling services as well.
The Big Bear Stampede Trail Race/Walk on September 9, 2023, at Eagle Creek Campground highlights our mission. This spirited outdoor event on the beautiful mountain slopes of the Custer-Gallatin National Forest above Gardiner, provides a challenging and fun fall event for all ages and abilities. The Kids Run with Smokey The Bear is not to be missed. Join us in our pursuit to increase awareness and outreach while reducing the isolation and suffering of depression.
Helping others overcome obstacles is a broader mission for our organization. We organize events to provide recreational opportunities for many who have limited options. We believe in the power of community.