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Saint Paul, MN 55114

phone: 651-645-2948
toll free: 1-888-NAMI-Helps
(1-888-626-4435)
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NAMIWalks - Changing Minds One Step at a Time

NAMIWalks Minnesota, a 5K walk to increase public awareness of mental illnesses, fight stigma and raise funds for NAMI Minnesota is set for Saturday, Sept. 23 at Minnehaha Park in Minneapolis. Join with thousands of friends for this festive celebration of hope. Form a Walk team, join a team or walk individually. There will be live music by High Brow & the Shades, picnics, speakers, kids tent, tree of hope, t-shirt contest, team photos, and more. KARE11’s Bryan Piatt will emcee. Check in begins at 11:30 a.m. and the walk starts at 1:00 p.m. More than 240 teams and 3,325 walkers have signed up online already and over $360,000 has been raised. Click the NAMIWalks logo for information and to register.

New Medicaid Threat - Act Now

We need all NAMI members and advocates to contact Minnesota's U.S. Representatives and urge them to NOT support the new Graham-Cassidy bill. These changes to Medicaid and private insurance will HURT and Decimate our mental health system. Find out more and Take Action!

Volunteer at NAMIWalks

Over 180 volunteers have signed up and more are needed on WALK day to assist with event set-up, activities, clean-up and logistics. Join us September 23 to help make this event possible - groups, individuals, and families are welcome!  Learn More and Sign Up.

Mental Illness Awareness Week, Oct. 1-7

National Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) is Oct. 1-7 this year. This week is marked by community education efforts in all 50 states to raise awareness that mental illnesses are treatable medical conditions, and that there is help and hope for children and adults with mental illnesses and their families. Find more information and consider using the resource toolkit and links provided to help create awareness in your community, here.

Fall Family-to-Family Classes

Family-to-Family is a free, 12-week class for family members and friends of individuals with a serious mental illness taught by trained family members. Families gain insight and information to empower and support themselves and their loved one.  Find out more and register for the course, here.

NAMI's 2018 Legislative Survey

The NAMI Minnesota legislative committee would like you to take the time to fill out the 2018 Legislative Survey. We strongly encourage all of you to fill out this survey and pass it along to friends, families, and providers. Take the Adult Survey if you are an adult living with a mental illness or have an adult family member; Children's Survey if you are a parent or caregiver of a child with a mental illness; or Provider Survey if you provide mental health treatment or support.

Position Opening for Parent Educator

NAMI Minnesota is seeking a full or part-time Parent Educator to assist other parents who have a child with a mental illness or concerning behaviors. Applicants must have knowledge of the children's mental health system and special education as well as experience as a parent or foster parent in raising a child, youth or young adult with a mental illness. For more information and to apply, click here.

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

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

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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