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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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NAMI's Spring Gala, April 28

NAMI's Spring Gala has been set for Saturday, April 28, at the Radisson Blu Minneapolis. There will be live music and dancing and a 1920-30s theme. Included will be silent and live auctions. The Gala helps fund NAMI’s programs of education, support and advocacy for children and adults with mental illnesses and their families. Individual and table reservations are available. For details on sponsorship opportunities, contact Amy Britt at abritt@namimn.org or 651-645-2948 x112.

Super Saturday for Children’s Mental Health

NAMI Minnesota will offer a series of free classes on Children’s Mental Health on May 12.  This “Super Saturday for Children’s Mental Health Awareness” will be held in at the Minneapolis School District Office, 1250 W Broadway Ave.  Classes will include Recognizing Early Warning Signs, Understanding Early Episode Psychosis, Mental Health Crisis Planning for Families, Helping Students Succeed, Mental Health 101, and Transitions.  The classes will be held from 9:30-11:30 and 12:00-2:00.  Several of the classes will also be offered in Spanish. For more information or to register, call NAMI Minnesota at 651-645-2948 or see “classes” at namihelps.org. See class flyer.

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

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.

Nickel Open Golf Tourney to Benefit NAMI

Get back in the swing of things at the Nickel Open Golf and Bag Tournament on Saturday, May 5. The tourney will be a benefit for NAMI Minnesota this year. It will be held at Ridges at Sand Creek Golf Course, 21775 Ridges Drive, in Jordan.

Get to Know NAMI in Burnsville

Learn about the various programs, classes and offerings by NAMI Minnesota and hear the impact NAMI has on people’s lives. This one-hour workshop is offered monthly at the NAMI Minnesota office and is for anyone interested in learning more about NAMI’s programs. The next Get to Know NAMI class will be held on May 8, in Burnsville, 7:00–8:00 p.m., Mary Mother of the Church, 3333 E. Cliff Rd. RSVP to Kay King at kking@namimn.org or 651-645-2948 x113.

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

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
72 Hours in the Psych Unit, St.CloudTimes 2-27-18
MH Facility Plan Sent Back, ForestLakeTimes 2-27-18
Pioneer Press Sportswriter Recovering, NewsCut 2-17-18
Class on Early Episode Psychosis, KSTP.com 2-25-18
Treatment Facility Draws Support at Hearing, StarTribune 2-27-18
Emotional Hearing on Treatment Facility, TwinCities.com 2-27-18
Child Psychiatric Facility Supporters Speak Out, MPRNews 2-27-18
Proposed MH Facility Debated in Forest Lake, CBSLocal 2-24-18
Forest Lake Poised to Say No to MH Care Jobs, StarTribune 2-23-18
Leveling the Playing Field, MNPhysician 2-21-18
Shortage of Therapists, Longer Wait Times, Fox9 News 1-4-18

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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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