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Crisis or emergency services

Crisis services are available all day and every day, 24/7, for children and youth having a psychiatric or mental health crisis. See the directory for mental health crisis phone numbers listing all crisis providers in Minnesota by county. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a toll-free number: 800-273-TALK (8255).

TXT4Life is a text message suicide prevention program available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Text "Life" to 61222 to receive crisis counseling and connections to local community resources.

Getting the information you need

If you have general questions about programs, services or supports for children and youth with mental health needs, contact the local county agency or tribe serving your child.

If you have questions about eligibility for Minnesota Health Care Programs (MHCP), contact your local county agency or tribe or the Minnesota Health Care Programs Member Help Desk. If your child is enrolled in a health plan and you have questions about coverage for services, call that health plan's member services.

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