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Adult mental health providers

People with mental illness need access to a range of services

DHS works to ensure that people can get the right mental health care at the right time in all parts of Minnesota. This means providing the care Minnesotans need when they need it while maximizing limited resources.

Minnesotans need a range of mental health services in order to:

  • Receive the most appropriate care
  • Be served in their own community
  • Not be referred to more intensive—and more costly—care than required.

Crisis services are teams of mental health professionals and practitioners who provide psychiatric services to individuals within their own homes and at other sites outside the traditional clinical setting. Mobile crisis services provide for a rapid response and will work to assess the person, resolve crisis situations, and link the person to needed services.

Adult Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) is an intensive, non-residential mental health service for persons with serious mental illness. These individuals commonly experience multiple barriers to successful functioning, including co-occurring substance abuse or dependence, homelessness and unemployment. 

Intensive Residential Treatment Services (IRTS) provide individuals live-in mental health services for a limited amount of time. Some people may benefit from this level of care to rehabilitate following a hospital visit, while others use IRTS in lieu of one. Services are designed to help with stability, personal and emotional adjustment, self-sufficiency, and skills and strategies for living as independently as possible.

Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Services (ARMHS) provides community-based, mental health rehabilitative services to people with serious mental illnesses to foster recovery and self-sufficiency. ARMHS has four parts: 

  • Community intervention
  • Moving to community living 
  • Service Coordination
  • Living skills
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