Minnesota Health Information: A Guide to Health Care Quality and Cost in Minnesota


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National Alliance for the Mentally Ill – Minnesota - The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill provides Minnesota-specific information on support services, education and advocacy for all people affected by mental illness.

Mental Health Association of Minnesota - The Mental Health Association of Minnesota helps individuals locate mental health services and support. This site has additional information about mental illness, treatments, and resources. Some resources available in Spanish.

DHS: Mental Health - The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) links Minnesotans to public, private and non-profit resources for mental health services and programs.

Mental Health Consumer/Survivor Network of Minnesota - Find links to mental health facts and glossaries and connect with regional Consumer/Survivor Networks (CSN) and support groups in Minnesota.

Minnesota State Advisory Council on Mental Health - Learn more about the Minnesota State Advisory Council on Mental Health, a citizen group representing consumers, family members, advocates, providers, elected officials and others from around the state.

Office of the Ombudsman for Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities (Minnesota) - The Ombudsman for Mental Health and Mental Retardation assists Minnesotans with concerns or complaints about services, patient rights, and other general questions.

Minnesota Association for Children's Mental Health - This resource for children with emotional or behavioral disorders and their families offers information on specific disorders, laws and public programs, health insurance basics and other topics.

PACER Center: Emotional or Behavioral Disorders - PACER assists parents and families in understanding their rights and responsibilities in accessing educational and mental health services for their children and helps them advocate for their children and mental health resources.

Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program - This Minnesota-based outreach program provides youth, families, educators and others with resources and links for suicide prevention.

SAVE - Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE) seeks to prevent suicide through public education and reducing stigma. This site offers resources for patients, families and communities on depression, suicide and coping with loss. SAVE has an emergency phone line at 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433).

National Institute of Mental Health - The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) educates the public about mental health issues and disorders, and strives to reduce the burden of mental illness and behavioral disorders.

SAMHSA - This U.S. Department of Health and Human Services site is maintained by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). It contains information about mental health issues for consumers and professionals.

Patient Guidelines for Depression - The Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI), a collaboration of health care organizations that is based in Minnesota, has developed best practice guidelines that can be understood by patients and their families.

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