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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Mental Health Day at Mall of America, Feb. 15

Mental Health Day at the Mall of America is coming up February 15, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This will include five classes focused on mental health, a stage show, and exhibitors from mental health organizations. Watch for the Eventbrite and flyers to come out soon. We welcome your help in spreading the word 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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For struggling Minnesota Muslims, help is a phone call away

Dec 21, 2019 By Mohamed Ibrahim / MPR News Post Bulletin https://www.postbulletin.com/news/state/for-struggling-minnesota-muslims-help-is-a-phone-call-away/article_fc55fb74-2351-11ea-b2c7-9b9e26d7a3af.html Sumaya Hassan was volunteering for a crisis line for victims of gender-based violence when she received a call from a Somali woman experiencing abuse. At the end of a conversation, the caller expressed she would have called much sooner, had she known someone like Hassan more »

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6 Ways You Can Help A Loved One On Their Healing Journey

Dec. 26, 2019 By Shainna Ali NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/December-2019/6-Ways-You-Can-Help-a-Loved-One-on-Their-Healing-J Take a moment to consider all the people in your life: your coworkers, friends, family. At any given time, 1 in 5 of these individuals is living with a mental health condition. You may have noticed them struggling, but if you’re not a trained mental health professional, you may not have 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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NAMI Applauds FCC Leadership On 9-8-8 Crisis Number

December 13, 2019

12/11/2019 NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2019/NAMI-Applauds-FCC-Leadership-on-9-8-8-Crisis-Number This week, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to designate 9-8-8 as the 3-digit number for a national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline. NAMI applauds Chairman Ajit Pai and the FCC for their leadership on this issue and strongly supports the creation of a more »

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