DHS works to ensure that mental health programs and services are available throughout Minnesota. With the exception of Direct Care and Treatment and some state staff working with special county initiatives, the state does not provide direct mental health services. DHS does provide state and federal funding for mental health treatment. In Minnesota, counties and tribes are responsible for providing publicly funded mental health services with federal, state and county funding. In many parts of the state, counties and tribes contract with providers to deliver mental health services.
This information is intended to help people understand the range of mental health services that may be available for different types and severities of illness.