Working to improve the lives of children and adults with mental illnesses and their families
800 Transfer Road, #31
Saint Paul, MN 55114
toll free: 1-888-NAMI-Helps
NAMI Minnesota ADVOCATE Newsletters are available here.
NAMI Minnesota DVDs are available here.
NAMI Minnesota Fact Sheets are available here.
• Children's Psychiatric Hospitalization (Just Updated!) What you need to know when a child is hospitalized. (Published June 2013) Download, here.
• Minnesota's Adult Mental Health Resource Guide: Hope for Recovery (Just Updated!) A resource booklet for navigating the mental health system in Minnesota. (Published April 2013) Download, here.
• Mental Health Crisis Planning for Adults (Just Updated!)(Published May 2013) Download, here.
• Advocating for People with Mental Illnesses in the Minnesota Criminal Justice System For anyone trying to advocate for a person with mental illness who has been arrested, is in jail, or is returning to the community after incarceration. (Published Dec. 2012) Download, here.
• Adult Psychiatric Hospitalization - What you need to know when a loved one is hospitalized. (Published July 2012) Download, here.
• Advocating for a Child with a Mental Illness in the Minnesota Juvenile Justice System (Dec. 2011). Answers questions such as: What if my child is sent to a juvenile detention center? What does my child’s attorney need to know? What can I expect in court? How can I help my child prepare to leave a correctional or treatment facility? How should I handle a mental health crisis? What do I need to know about calling law enforcement? For a copy, call NAMI at 651-645-2948 or download here.
Mental Health Crisis Planning for Families: Learn to recognize, manage, prevent and plan for your child's mental health crisis. See
Download here. (published Feb. 2010).
• Understanding the Minnesota Civil Commitment Process: Booklet 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. (published Sept. 2010).
• Family Involvement Law: A booklet to help families and professionals understand changes in the data privacy laws that allow limited but important information to be released to families. Download here.
• Keeping Families Together: A resource guide for families to understand intensive treatment options for children with mental illnesses. Download here. Voluntary Placement Form, here.
(Single copies are available free; multiple copies are available for a small fee.)
Making and Keeping Friends - A Self-Help Guide, here.