Governor Mark Dayton established the Governor’s Task Force on Mental Health to develop comprehensive recommendations for improving Minnesota’s mental health system. The task force included representatives of individuals and families with lived experience of mental illness, mental health advocates, mental health service providers, counties, courts, law enforcement, corrections, public health, education, housing, and legislators. They met seven times between July and November 2016 and also worked in teams to develop their recommendations.
The Task Force prepared a final report to the governor and Legislature that included nine recommendations for transforming Minnesota's mental health system into a comprehensive continuum of care. The final report was delivered to Governor Mark Dayton on November 15, 2016.