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Mental Health Day on the Hill Set for March 12

February 14, 2020

Mental health advocates and friends will gather for Mental Health Day on the Hill on Thursday, March 12. Key issues include expanding supportive housing and employment programs, enforcing health insurance parity for mental illnesses, increasing residential and crisis programs for children and adults, addressing work force shortages, promoting suicide prevention efforts, and more. Anyone interested more »

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NAMI Networking and CEUs, March 24

February 12, 2020

NAMI Minnesota presents the third in our NAMI Networking and CEUs series at  Sisyphus Brewing on Tuesday, March 24. The event starts at 6:00-6:30 p.m. with networking and a happy hour, and from 6:30-7:30 p.m. there will be an informal talk with Dr. Kelvin Lim, a Professor and Vice-Chair for Research in the Department of more »

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Soulshine Bean Bag Tournament Supports NAMI

February 9, 2020

Join the Nickel Open Fund as they support NAMI Minnesota! Taking place on Saturday, February 29 at the Ridges at Sand Creek Golf Course in Jordan, the Soulshine Bean Bag Tournament is a fun opportunity to raise money and awareness for moving NAMI’s mission forward. After the bean bag tournament, also attend the evening follow-up more »

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Push is on for 3-Digit Suicide Hotline

February 2, 2020

It’s common knowledge to call 911 if someone is having a heart attack. However, a person might have to look up or remember a 10-digit number if they are experiencing a mental health crisis. In situations like this, minutes can really matter, and it is so important to connect someone with support as soon as more »

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Peer Support Warmline Available Statewide

January 15, 2020

Minnesota Peer Support Connection Warmline operators are available seven nights a week from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 a.m. All calls or texts to 844-739-6369 are directly routed to Warmline operators. All calls are confidential. This new statewide service started in Sept. 2019.  Read about how the warmline provides support in this MinnPost 12-23-19 article.

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Information Packet for Loved Ones Following a Suicide

January 11, 2020

If you are a professional who has contact with those bereaved by suicide, NAMI Minnesota offers informational packets to distribute to families with information and resources to connect them to much needed support. This free packet is a tool for professionals who may not be aware of available resources but want to provide some practical more »

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Transforming Care for People with Serious Mental illness

January 10, 2020

SMI Adviser, a clinical support system for serious mental illness, is funded through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and administered by the American Psychiatric Association to advance the use of a person-centered approach to care to help people who have a serious mental illness find the treatment and support they need. For more »

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Learn More about Mental Health Parity Enforcement

January 9, 2020

A new tool is available to help enforce mental health parity. Thanks to a grant from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) and collaboration with the Minnesota Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Minnesota Psychiatric Society, NAMI Minnesota, and Minnesota Medical Association. The effort was led by the Minnesota Society of more »

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Understand the Journey of People with Mental Illness in Recovery

January 7, 2020

Understand the journey of people with mental illness in recovery. 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, demonstrating that there is hope for recovery for people with mental illnesses. The presentation includes personal more »

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