Hospitals can provide short-term mental health services to help stabilize people in crisis.
How to access short-term hospital inpatient treatment: Contact your insurance provider or local hospital. The Minnesota Department of Health's website has a database of Minnesota's licensed, registered or certified health care providers and hospitals, by county.
Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) offers intensive services at home for individuals with a serious mental illness. Services are customized to fit each person’s unique set of needs, strengths and preferences. This may include any area affected by the mental illness, including symptom management, employment, housing, finances, education, medical and dental care, substance abuse, family and social life and activities of daily living.
Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics provide a new way of delivering community behavioral health services. Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics act as a “one-stop-shop” that offer mental health and substance use disorder services, as well as a range of other services, in order to coordinate care across settings and providers.
To access a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic, contact a clinic listed below:
Amherst H. Wilder Foundation
County served: Ramsey.
To contact the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, call (651)-280-2310, or visit their website for more information.
Northern Pines Mental Health Center
Counties served: Cass, Wadena, Todd, Morrison, Crow Wing and Aikin.
To contact Northern Pines Mental Health Center, call (218)-829-3235, or visit their website for more information.
Northwestern Mental Health Center
Counties served: Kittson, Marshall, Red Lake, Polk, Norman and Mahnomen.
To contact Northwestern Mental Health Center, call (218)-281-3940, or visit their website for more information.
Counties served: Anoka, Washington, Dakota, Hennepin and Ramsey.
To contact People Incorporated, call (612)-230-1300 or (651)-774-0011, or visit their website for more information.
Ramsey County Mental Health Center
County served: Ramsey.
To contact Ramsey County Mental Health Center, call (651)-266-7890, or visit their website for more information.
Zumbro Valley Health Center
Counties served: Olmsted and Fillmore.
To contact Zumbro Valley Health Center, call (507)-289-2089, or visit their website for more information.
Certified peer specialists are individuals who have a lived experience of mental illness and are trained to be direct service mental health staff. Certified peer specialists are employed by a range of mental health services, offering support and hope to individuals with a lived experience of mental illness by sharing their story and helping them to discover their strengths.
How to get the help of a peer specialist: Many mental health providers employ peer specialists. Speak with your provider.
All counties in Minnesota have crisis response teams. A mental health crisis responder assesses the crisis, assists the recipient in coping with the crisis and follows up with the person to assure that they receive longer-term support and services as needed.
Mobile Crisis Response Services: One or two trained crisis responders who will come to your home or a meeting place that you designate to help you cope,
Residential Crisis Service: Services in a facility where you can stay for a few days until the crisis is under control, and/or
Crisis Stabilization service: Services following either Mobile Crisis Response or Residential Crisis Response that help you connect with other service providers and bolster your skills in order to avoid future crises.
Adult day treatment is an intensive psychotherapeutic treatment provided with the goal of reducing or relieving the effects of mental illness and providing training to help the person live in the community.
Adult day treatment is a short-term, community-based mental health program consisting of group psychotherapy, rehabilitative services and other therapeutic group services provided by a multidisciplinary team. Adult day treatment services are linked to goals and objectives identified in an individual’s treatment plan, which will lead to improvement in the person’s mental illness.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) provides intensive outpatient treatment that may involve individual therapy, group skills training, telephone coaching and consultation team meetings. Research has shown that it is highly effective in treating a wide range of mental illness.
Psychosis often begins when a person is in their late teens to mid-twenties but can also begin later into adulthood. Psychosis can be a symptom of a mental illness such as schizophrenia or caused by medications, alcohol or drug abuse. When a person experiences psychosis for the first time, it is important that they receive the right care as soon as possible. Psychosis can be treated, and early treatment increases the chance of a successful recovery.
Intensive Residential Treatment Services (IRTS) are mental health facilities designed to develop and enhance psychiatric stability, personal and emotional adjustment, self-sufficiency and skills to live in a more independent setting. They are useful for people at risk of significant functional deterioration who need a more restrictive treatment setting.
Targeted Case Management is a service that helps adults with serious and persistent mental illness get medical, social, educational, vocational and other services related to the person's mental health needs.
Many hospitals and clinics offer outpatient services, which can include: individual, group and family therapy; individual treatment planning; diagnostic assessments; medication management; and psychological testing.
How to access outpatient services: Go to DHS Licensing Lookup. Under License Type, select Mental Health Center/Clinic.
Partial hospitalization consists of a range of therapeutic services provided by a multidisciplinary staff. Services include individual, group and family psychotherapy, individualized activity therapies and patient training and education. Services may be provided in an outpatient hospital facility or a community mental health center.
How to access partial hospitalization services: People are admitted based on a physician referral.