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Forest Lake City Council Vote on PRTF, Feb. 26

The Forest Lake City Council will be voting on authorizing the development of a children's Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF) on Monday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m., at the Forest Lake City Hall. At its last meeting, despite only hearing testimony in support of the PRTF, the council expressed opposition to the PRTF. See Action Alert to find out how you can help.

NAMI Research Dinner Set for Feb. 27

NAMI Minnesota and the University of Minnesota Dept. of Psychiatry will hold its annual Research Dinner on Tuesday, February 27, from 5:30-8:30, at the Radisson Hotel Roseville. Find out about some of the latest promising research efforts. Dr. Sophia Vinogradov, recognized in December with a NAMI Scientific Research Award, will be a featured speaker. More information and registration, here.

Mental Health Day at the Capitol, March 15

Mental health advocates and friends will gather for Mental Health Day at the Capitol on Thursday, March 15.  An issues briefing session will be held at the St. Paul Armory at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Rally in the Capitol Rotunda from 11:15-Noon. Visits are being scheduled with Legislators for after the Rally. The event is sponsored by the Mental Health Legislative Network, a coalition of nearly 40 organizations working to improve mental health services in Minnesota. Free buses are available from greater Minnesota and the Twin Cities. For information contact network co-chair NAMI Minnesota at 651-645-2948 or 1-888-626-4435.

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

Thirty million Americans will struggle with a full-blown eating disorder and millions more will battle food and body image issues that have untold negative impacts on their lives. But because of public attitudes and stereotypes, many people don't get the support they deserve. National Eating Disorders Week is Feb. 26-March 4. Join the conversation and help raise awareness, bust myths, get people screened, and start journeys to healing. Learn more here.

12-Week Family-to-Family Courses Available

Learn about mental illnesses, the brain, treatment, and resources to help a loved one living with a mental illness. Attendees will also build communication skills, reduce stress, find support and discover the common stages of emotional responses when supporting someone with a mental illness. This free class meets weekly for two and a half hours for 12-weeks and is for family and friends of an adult living with a mental illness. Find more, here.

NAMI Minnesota Sets 2018 Legislative Goals

Reports from NAMI Minnesota's 2018 Legislative Issues surveys provided important information to use in the development of its goals for the coming year. The surveys were designed to target three specific groups: adults, children and providers. NAMI's legislative agenda will address many issues, along with its work with the MN Legislative Network. See NAMI Minnesota's 2018 Legislative Goals.

NAMI Minnesota Wellness Series

NAMI Minnesota is holding a 4-part wellness series that will bring members of our community together to learn about how different areas of wellness influence mental health. The next topic will be Physical Activity & Mindfulness on March 15. Find out more, here.

PTSD Treatment Options Online Course

PTSD Treatment Options is a short course about posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). PTSD can happen to anyone, and it affects 3.5% (7.7 million) of the adult population in the U.S. The online course was created for service members and veterans but is also helpful for anyone who has experienced a traumatic life event. After answering a few questions about your experiences, you’ll learn about PTSD from veterans via video and receive resources about treatment options available to reduce your stress reactions.

Parent Survey on Children's Residential Treatment

This NAMI Minnesota survey is for parents of children about the development of PRTFs or Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities. PRTFs offer services that are less intensive than inpatient hospital care but more intensive than our current residential programs. Please describe what improvements you would like to see to children’s residential treatment. Take Survey.

NAMI Minnesota Talks Mental Health

As part of its 40th year anniversary activities NAMI Minnesota has created podcast interviews and blogs with a number of its members from founders to current day activists. The series, called Mental Health in Minnesota, is part of NAMI Minnesota's 40 Stories of Hope/Voices for Change.

NAMI's Online Classes for Professionals Offer CEUs

NAMI Minnesota is a Continuing Education Provider approved by the Board of Social Work, St. Paul, Minnesota. Continuing Education Provider Approval #CEP-83.  Online courses Allies in Recovery and Compassion in Action each provide 2 CEUs upon completion. Self-directed training can be completed in about 40 minutes. You may then download and print a course completion certificate.

Civil Commitment Online Training & Education

The MN Dept. of Human Services has just developed an online training and education on the civil commitment process.

In the News

Shortage of Therapists, Longer Wait Times, Fox9 News 1-4-18
MN Mental Heath One-Stop Shops, StarTribune 12-29-17
Totino-Grace Holds MH Awareness Week, SunFocus 12-11-17
Saving Lives Via Text Message, NPR 11-26-17
I'm Tired of Being the Scapegoat for Shootings, StarTribune 11-8-17
Brainerd Hospital Turns Away Psych Patients, StarTribune 11-2-17
Brainerd Hospital Denies Treatment, NewsCut 11-2-17
Completing Paul Wellstone's Legacy, StarTribune 10-25-17
Patients Stuck in Anoka Cost $90 million, StarTribune 10-14-17

Find it Fast

Mental Health Crisis Phone Numbers for Children and Adults (Statewide by county)

Mental Health Crisis Resource page

Psychiatric Assistance Line (PAL) for Providers

Suicide Awareness, Prevention & Support

Fast-Tracker - Find Mental Health Resources

SAMHSA Behavioral Health Treatment Location Finder

County Resource Finder

Civil Commitment Online Training

NIMH Research Updates   

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