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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.

Forest Lake Votes Down Children's Facility

After weeks of debate and an outpouring of public support the Forest Lake City Council, on April 9, voted 3-2 against a proposed Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF) in their community. See Heartless Forest Lake Vote, and Child Psychiatric Center Rejected.

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.

Auction Items Sought for Spring Gala

Can you help us with a donation of a product or service to our auctions at our upcoming Spring Gala on April 28? All donations are greatly appreciated and are tax-deductible. Your donation can be something as simple as a gift certificate or a bottle of wine for the wine pull, or as generous as a time-share stay for the live auction. For information, contact Amy Britt at abritt@namimn.org or 651-645-2948 x112.

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.

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 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 Nutrition on April 19. Find more, here.

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.

Schedule a Presentation for Mental Health Month

In Our Own Voice (IOOV) is a unique public education program in which two trained speakers share compelling personal stories about living with a mental illness and achieving recovery. To schedule an IOOV program or another educational program for Mental Health Month, please click 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.

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

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
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   

Request a Presentation from NAMI Minnesota

More information about NAMI Minnesota