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1919 University Ave. W., Suite 400
Saint Paul, MN 55104

phone: 651-645-2948
toll free: 1-888-NAMI-Helps
(1-888-626-4435)
fax: 651-645-7379

email: namihelps@namimn.org

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2018 Legislative Session Ends in Disappointment

After months of work, the House, Senate, and the Governor seem unable to reconcile their differences on the omnibus financial bill. That bill contained funding that would have addressed key issues facing Minnesota’s mental health system. While it was a positive step to pass a bonding bill in the final hour of the session, too much important work is left undone. See NAMI press release.

NAMIWalks Information Meeting, May 22

NAMIWalks, set for Sept. 22 this year, is an inspiring event that brings thousands of people together to raise awareness. If you would like to “step-up” in support of NAMI Minnesota and learn how to participate in NAMIWalks, join us for our Walk Information Meeting on May 22 at 6:00 p.m. at NAMI's new office, 1919 University Ave. W., Suite 400, St. Paul. Snacks & beverages provided. RSVP here or with Amy Britt at abritt@namihelps.org or 651-645-2948 x112.

Beyond the Baby Blues Conference

Beyond the Baby Blues is a full-day conference designed to educate professionals and families about mood disorders and anxiety before, during and after pregnancy. This year's conference includes a keynote presentation from Jamie Zahlaway Belsito (shown), several breakout sessions, and a networking lunch. It will be held Thursday, June 7th at the University of Minnesota Continuing Education Center, 1890 Bufford Avenue, in Saint Paul. CEUs are available.

An Afternoon with Lorna Landvik

An Afternoon with Lorna Landvik, local comedian and award winning author of Patty Jane’s House of Curl, Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons, and Best to Laugh is set for Saturday, June 9, from 1:00-3:30 at the home of Robby & Fred Elias, 7 Summit Court, North Oaks. Desert and coffee will be served. This is a do-it-yourself fundraiser and the $35 donation goes to NAMI Minnesota. See Flyer. RSVP by June 1st to events@namimn.org or call 651-645-2948 x115.

Survey on Children's Mental Health System

NAMI Minnesota is collaborating with the Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health (MACMH) to gain input on the children's mental health system from families and youth. This information will be used to improve the children's mental health system. Your voice matters! Please take a few minutes to complete our survey. Take Parent survey  Take Youth survey

May is Mental Health Month

During May is Mental Health Month, NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness) and dozens of other organizations are involved in community education about mental illnesses, including creating awareness that effective treatments are available and that people can and do recover.

NAMI Minnesota has Moved to 1919 University Ave.

Having outgrown its former location and wanting to get closer to the light rail and buslines, NAMI Minnesota has moved to 1919 University Ave. W., Suite 400, St. Paul, MN 55104. The move brings NAMI improved workspace, better technology and more room for NAMI's programs and staff. It comes after over 10 years at the old site and will require nearly $200,000 to fund. A capital campaign is underway to help pay for the move. For information, contact Dinah at 651-645-2948 x104 or ddale@namimn.org.

Crisis Text Line

As of April 1, Crisis Text Line is offering Text-based suicide prevention services across Minnesota. People who text MN to 741741 will be connected with a counselor who will help defuse the crisis and connect the texter to local resources. Crisis Text Line is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

NAMI's 2017 Annual Report Available

NAMI Minnesota's 2017 Annual Report "Stories of Hope, Voices for Change" celebrates 40 years of providing education, support and advocacy for children and adults with mental illnesses and their families. Download Annual Report.

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

Guitarist Teaches Mental Health Tolerance, MinnPost 5-14-18
Science Museum Exhibit About Mental Illnesses, MinnPost 5-7-18
Exhibit on Understanding Mental Illnesses, KSTP-TV 5-4-18
A Person Survived Jump off St. Paul Bridge MPR News, 5-3-18
Thanks Amidst Sorrow, ForestLakeTimes 4-19-18
TC Charities Ditch Black Tie Fundraisers, StarTribune 4-15-18
Forest Lake's "No" is Next Community's Gain, StarTribune 4-13-18
Heartless Forest Lake Vote, StarTribune 4-11-18
Child Psychiatric Center Rejected, StarTribune 4-10-18
Work Requirements Damage Access to Care, CrookstonTimes 4-9-18
Extra Policy Pressure for MH, StarTribune 4-6-18
MH No Longer a 2nd Cousin, Fox9News 3-15-18
Mental Health is Community Health, MinnPost 3-14-18
Forest Lake Setback, StarTribune 3-2-18

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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NAMIWalks Minnesota

More information about NAMI Minnesota