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Saint Paul, MN 55114

phone: 651-645-2948
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NAMI State Conference: Advocacy in Action

NAMI Minnesota will hold its state conference on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 9:00 to 5:00, at the St. Paul RiverCentre, 175 W. Kellogg Blvd. Titled Advocacy in Action, the conference will feature Gayathri Ramprasad, author of Shadows in the Sun: Healing Depression and Finding the Light Within. There will also be 18 workshops on mental health issues, including Talking about Mental Illness in Diverse Communities, A Native Perspective on Mental Health, First Episode Psychosis Programs, Alternatives to Jail, Research on Hallucinations, Understanding Trauma Informed Self Care and more. CEUs available. Student discounts. Find registration information, here.

Survey for Parents of Children in PRFTs

This NAMI Minnesota survey is for parents of children using PRTFs or Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities. PRFTs 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.

NAMIWalks Sizzles with Super-Sized Support

NAMIWalks rocked Minnehaha Park in Minneapolis on Sept. 23 as more than 4,000 people joined in the state’s largest mental illness awareness event. Together we raised over $452,000 for NAMI Minnesota’s programs of education, support and advocacy! Thanks to everyone for their fabulous support and celebration of hope at NAMIWalks on a very sultry fall day. See Photos:  Photos-Witchell, Photos-Marcus, Photos-CK, VariousPics, and some Team PhotosYou can still donate to NAMIWalks Minnesota through Nov. 22.

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.

Workplace Giving to NAMI Minnesota

NAMI Minnesota is a member of Community Health Charities. If you have a workplace giving program, please consider designating your donation to NAMI Minnesota. You can also designate NAMI Minnesota if you use United Way, Thrivent Choice or other workplace giving programs. To donate be sure to write in NAMI Minnesota (not just NAMI, unless you intend your donation to go to the national organization). Your support is greatly appreciated.

Minnesota School Mental Health Conference

The MN Dept. of Human Services will hold its 2nd annual Minnesota School Mental Health Conference at Cragun's Resort in Brainerd, from November 8-10. This year's conference theme will be “Everyday Tools to Build Resiliency.” The first annual Minnesota School Mental Health Conference was held November 2016 and nearly 500 people attended.

NAMI WebConnect Support Groups

NAMI Minnesota has two web-based support groups for people living with a mental illness called NAMI WebConnect. One is for adults living with a mental illness, and the other is for young adults, ages 18-30. Find out how to access the groups, here.

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.

Understanding Civil Commitment Booklet

NAMI's booklet Understanding the Minnesota Civil Commitment Process provides information on dealing with crisis situations, the steps in the process, pre-commitment screening, hospitals and emergency treatment, commitment standards, common questions, and alternatives to commitment. Download, here.

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

Patients Stuck in Anoka Cost $90 million, StarTribune 10-14-17
Green Bandanas Raise Awareness at U of M, MNDaily, 10-11-17
New Police Unit to Respond to MH Calls, CBS Local 10-5-17
Get Information on Mental Illness, Forest Lake Times 10-3-17
Walk to Eliminate Mental Health Stigma, KARE11 9-22-17
MN Crisis Intervention Training Program, StarTribune 9-16-17
Cuts for MH Providers Prompt Protest, StarTribune 9-6-17
Patients to Hold Outdoor Concert, MinnPost 8-14-17
Musicians Fight to De-Stigmatize Mental Illness, StarTribune 8-3-17
Children's Mental Health, HometownFocus.us 7-28-17
MH Care Relies on Medical Assistance, TwinCities.com 7-24-17
Access to Mental Health Care, TwinCities.com 7-20-17
Navigate Program Showing Early Success, MinnPost 7-19-17
Crisis Connection Temporarily Rescued, MPRNews 7-14-17
New Senate Health Plan is Still a Problem, StarTribune 7-13-17
Former Gov. Arne Carlson on HealthCare Plan, KARE11 7-13-17
Crisis Connection Phone Lines Closing, StarTribune 7-10-17

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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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