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800 Transfer Road, #31
Saint Paul, MN 55114

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Pat Solomonson was Mission-Driven Leader

Pat Solomonson, co-founder of NAMI Minnesota, passed away on April 8; she was 87. Pat served in many roles for the organization during its formative years including board chair, executive director, lobbyist and community outreach leader. She was a catalyst in the organization’s birth, early legislative successes, landmark mental health reforms, and the development of 20 statewide affiliate groups.

As a mother of five who was unable to get services for her son with schizophrenia, Pat encouraged others to join her in actively voicing their concerns. Family members, people in recovery and service providers were eager to follow Pat’s lead. Her kind and engaging manner was equaled only by her unhesitating and tenacious will to create change. NAMI Minnesota is blessed and grateful to have had such a strong, unassuming and mission-driven leader as it began its quest to create desperately needed community mental health services in Minnesota.

Find more on Pat Solomonson and NAMI Minnesota's history, here.