The Minnesota Department of Human Services provides services for more than one million Minnesotans in 87 counties and 11 tribes.
Emergency services are available on a 24-hour, seven-day-a-week basis for people having a psychiatric crisis, a mental health crisis, or emergency. A directory of mental health crisis phone numbers in Minnesota lists all crisis providers by county. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a toll-free number: 800-273-TALK (8255).
The following links are provided to offer additional assistance as it relates to mental health.
Minnesota Board of Behavior Health and Therapy. The Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy's mission is to protect the public through effective licensure and enforcement of statutes and rules governing professional counseling to ensure a standard of competent and ethical practice.
Minnesota Board of Psychology. The Board of Psychology was created to protect the public by enforcing rules and laws for licensing psychologists and psychological practitioners, and by regulating their professional conduct.
Minnesota Disability Law Center. This agency protects and advocates for the rights of people with mental illnesses and investigate reports of abuse and neglect in public or private facilities that care for or treat people with mental illnesses.
Minnesota Office of Ombudsman for Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities. This office assists people receiving services for mental illness, developmental disabilities, chemical dependency or emotional disturbance.
Consumer Survivor Network Minnesota (CSN). This is an organization of mental health consumers and others dedicated to self-help, education, advocacy and the fight against stigma.
Mental Health Association of Minnesota. This organization focuses on advocacy, education and arts.
NAMI-MN (National Alliance on Mental Illness: Minnesota Chapter). Through education, advocacy and support, this organization strives to eliminate the pervasive stigma of mental illness.
Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SA/VE). This organization provides education on suicide prevention and speaks for suicide survivors.
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance. Formerly known as the National Depressive and Manic-Depressive Association, this organization aims to improve the lives of people living with mood disorders.
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness). NAMI is a nonprofit, grassroots, self-help, support and advocacy organization of consumers, families and friends of people with severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, major depression, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and anxiety disorders.
National Empowerment Center. This center is a consumer organization whose mission is to carry a message of recovery, empowerment, hope and healing to people who have been diagnosed with mental illness.
Mental Health America. (Formerly known as National Mental Health Association) This organization works to improve the mental health of Americans through advocacy, education, research and service.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). This agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services administers the Medicare and Medicaid programs.
GovBenefits.gov. This site features information about federal program benefits for which citizens may be eligible.
HealthCare.gov. This website provides consumers information about private and public health coverage options.
National Institutes of Health (NIH). This federal agency supports some 35,000 research projects nationwide.
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). NIMH conducts basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery and cure.
SAMHSA. The federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). This is the federal agency responsible to protect the health of all Americans and provide essential human services.
Housing Resource Toolbox website. The Housing Resources ToolBox provides information on housing and service options, affordable housing programs, how to stay in your own home.
Minnesota Housing Finance Agency: Homelessness Prevention and Programs. This website contains links to homeless prevention housing programs such as “Bridges” and the “Ending Long-Term Homelessness Initiative.”
Minnesota Housing Partnership. This coalition administers the Crisis Housing Fund, a flexible pool of money to provide short-term housing assistance to persons with a serious and persistent mental illness.
Minnesota State Advisory Council on Mental Health. The Minnesota State Advisory Council on Mental Health is a 30-member group charged with advising the governor, the Legislature and state agencies about policy, programs and services affecting people with mental illness.
Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness Programs in Minnesota. This is a federal grant program that addresses the needs of people who are homeless and have serious mental illnesses.