Children, adolescents and adults can learn how to develop and improve their mental health to manage emotions, carry out daily activities and cope with challenges. The Minnesota Department of Health and MHealth Fairview are providing many training opportunities during Mental Health Awareness Month.
Contact mental health support
Crisis Text Line
Text “MN" to 741741
The 24/7 emergency service is available if you or someone you know is experiencing a psychiatric or mental health crisis.
988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline
Call or text “988" or visit 988lifeline.org/chat
The lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones and best practices for professionals in the U.S.
National Youth Crisis Hotline
The Trevor Project (LGBTQ+)
Call 1-866-488-7386 or text “START" to 678678
Call 651-288-0400 or text “Support" to 85511
Talk to a specialist who has firsthand experience living with a mental health condition.
Building Culturally Responsive Mental Health for Somali Families and Youth
At these events, attendees will gain information on the intersections between mental health and Somali culture while exploring the unique barriers and protective factors that exist for refugee and immigrant children and families. AG Consulting and Media is organizing these events. Learn more about the sessions and register on the AG Consulting and Media website.
- Oct. 5, 10 a.m.–1:30 p.m., Burnhaven Library (Burnsville), Burnhaven Large Meeting Room (1101 W. County Road 42, Burnsville, MN 55306)
- Oct. 31, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Wescott Library (Eagan), Wescott Large Meeting Room (1340 Wescott Road, Eagan, MN 55123)
Primary audience: Mental health providers, teachers, counselors, case managers, social workers, law enforcement personnel, medical personnel, public health professionals, community health workers, advocates, students, and others who interact with students, youth, and families.
Dakota County created a poster promoting the Dakota County Crisis Response Unit support line and the 988 lifeline. Posters are available in English, Spanish and Somali.