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800 Transfer Road, #31
Saint Paul, MN 55114

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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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 150 teams and 1,040 walkers have signed up already and over $185,000 has been raised. Click the NAMIWalks logo for information and to register.

NAMI Minnesota on Social Justice

NAMI Minnesota is deeply troubled by the bigotry and hate displayed by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia this last weekend. Our thoughts and prayers are with those who were injured or killed for speaking out for social justice. These acts of violence and hatred hurt the mental health of our entire community. Our organization opposes discrimination of any kind. NAMI Minnesota is a grassroots mental health organization that embraces everyone regardless of race, faith, ethnicity, culture, gender, LGBTQ, socioeconomic status or political party. NAMI Minnesota strives to promote justice, dignity and respect for all people. Racism, violence and oppression hurt us all.

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 at 2017 State Fair

NAMI Minnesota will have a booth in the education building at the Minnesota State Fair, Aug. 24 to Sept. 4 to share information about mental illnesses and helpful resources with fair-goers. The booth will be staffed from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. each day of the fair. Volunteers are wanted! Many positions available - you can sign-up, 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.

DanO Golf Tourney Supports NAMI

The ninth annual DanO Golf Tournament and Banquet will be held on Monday, Sept. 18 at the Minnesota Valley Country Club in Bloomington. The event raises funds to support NAMI Minnesota’s suicide awareness and education efforts. Organizers are committed to supporting families that deal with depression, mental illness and the loss of loves ones due to suicide. This event has become a special time where people can come to show support, come to make a difference and come to heal. Find out more about registering for the tourney or the banquet, here.

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.

NAMI Award Nominations Sought

The NAMI Minnesota Awards recognize individuals or organizations that have demonstrated extraordinary work and advocacy on behalf of children or adults with mental illnesses and their families. Find award categories and nomination form. To nominate a person or organization, write a note of 100 words or less. Be accurate and clear as to why you believe they deserve the award. Send nominations by Sept. 1 to: NAMI Minnesota, 800 Transfer Road, Suite 31, St. Paul, MN 55114, or Fax to 651-645-7379. The awards will be presented at NAMI Minnesota’s state conference on Nov. 4.

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 Minnesota's 2017 Legislative Summary

Find an overview of the many pieces of legislation affecting children and adults living with a mental illness and their families addressed during the 2017 Legislative Session, here.

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.

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's Annual Report Available

Review some of NAMI Minnesota's great accomplishments in the 2016 Annual Report, Forging a Better Future, available to view or download, 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 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
MN Suicide Prevention Lines at a Crossroad, MinnPost 6-9-17
St. Joseph Expands MH Capacity, MinnPost 6-7-17
MH Agency to Pay $4.5 Million in Fraud Case, StarTribune 5-30-17
HCMC Opens MH Crisis Home, StarTribune 5-25-17
MH and the Criminal Justice System, MPRNews 5-2-17
Good Mental Health in the Workplace, QuadCommunityPress 5-2-17
Hamline Students Help with Crisis Training, StarTribune 4-20-17
U of M to Expand Mental Health Services, USNews.com 4-8-17

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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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