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%.
Fortunately, there’s help. No shortage of providers (or shortage of funds) should ever prevent you from getting the help you deserve. The following resources are free of charge, confidential, and available to all Minnesota residents. Help yourself or someone you love today.
The National Mental Health Hotline
If you need to connect with a mental health specialist, call 1-866-903-3787 right now. A trained professional will take your call and assist you however she or he can. A world of resources is waiting for you. The hotline is available to all US residents and operates on a 24/7 basis.
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 Helpline & More
The National Alliance on Mental Illness provides a wealth of resources, including the NAMI Helpline, which can be reached by calling 1-800-950-6264 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Although the helpline is only available Monday through Friday from 10AM until 8PM EST, there is a 24/7 text-line available. Simply text ‘NAMI’ to 741-741 for assistance.