Minnesota Mental Health Hotlines

According to a study performed by the Minnesota Department of Health, about 8.7% of adult residents experience at least 14 days of mental distress over the last thirty. The rate is significantly higher among females (10.3%) when compared to males (7.1%). Also, the rate of children residents is about 11%. For females aged 18-24 the rate is an astonishing 15.2%.

If you or someone you love struggles with depression, anxiety, addiction or other mental health issues, you’re not alone. According to a recent report released by the Minnesota Department of Human Services, 1 in 5 Minnesotans reach out for mental health services each year. Additional research has found the number of suicides in Minnesota has steadily increased for more than a decade; men between 45–54 years of age account for almost 80% of suicides in the state.

The good news is that the State of Minnesota takes mental health seriously and provides services that are free of charge, confidential and available to all Minnesota residents. You don’t have to suffer in silence — a community of people who understand what you’re going through is standing by and waiting for you to reach out. The first step is to recognize that you need help.

National Mental Health Resources

National Mental Health Hotline

The National Mental Health Hotline is a free, confidential service available 24-7 to provide support and resources to individuals experiencing a mental health crisis. Help is available for anxiety, depression and other mental health issues. You can connect with a compassionate counselor over the phone or reach out via text.

National Alliance on Mental Illness

The NAMI helpline is available Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. This free service provides help and advocacy for Minnesota residents who are facing mental health disorders. Individuals can also email info@nami.org for additional assistance. If you’re in crisis, you can text “NAMI” to 741-741 to speak with a trained crisis counselor.

Call: (800) 950-NAMI (6264)
Text: NAMI to 741-741

Help for Minnesota Residents

In addition to these national resources, the State of Minnesota offers statewide assistance for residents dealing with mental health issues.

Minnesota DHS

The Minnesota Department of Human Services provides access to inpatient and outpatient mental health care, including short-term hospital inpatient treatment and adult rehabilitative mental health services. It can connect you with a certified mental health specialist or certified peer specialist who can work with you to find a path toward healing. The state Department of Human Services offers a list of adult mental health crisis response hotlines on its website. For a list of the same services but for children, click here. You can also contact the department directly at 651-431-2700.

NAMI Minnesota

NAMI Minnesota is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the lives of children and adults struggling with mental illness within the state. It does this by providing education, support and advocacy programs for those who suffer from mental illnesses, as well as their families.


For more than 80 years, Mental Health Minnesota has been a trusted source for mental health advocacy, education and support in the State of Minnesota. It offers online screening tools to check your mental health, along with peer support, resources and referrals for anyone dealing with anxiety, depression, schizophrenia or addiction.


Mental Health Hotline for Minnesotans

If you’ve come here looking for help, you should be proud. Everyone needs support now and then, and it’s a brave act to overcome your fears and reach out. At Mental Health Hotline, we’re here to connect you with one of our partner providers nationwide and get you the help you need 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A better life is only a phone call away — reach out today to get started down the path to recovery.