If this is an Emergency, or you are worried about somebody hurting themselves or someone else, please call 911.
Crisis Text Line : Text “MN” to 741741 to connect to a counselor.
Hennepin County Child Crisis Services: 612-348-2233
Children’s Mobile Crisis Response Teams can help you, your child, your family or a child you care about get through a mental health crisis
Hennepin County COPE Hotline : 612-596-1223
Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Call to have staff come to your home, school or other public place, calm the situation and help you to decide what to do next, and connect you with resources.
Family Response and Stabilization Services (FRSS): 651-318-7217
Immediate in-person response within one hour anywhere in Hennepin County. Available to families with children ages 5-18 at no cost. Staff will de-escalate and address the immediate concern, engage and support your family over the next 72 hours, and connect you to other supports, including an optional eight-week stabilization service.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 988
Call or text 988 to reach trained counselors that will listen, understand, provide support, and connect individuals to resources if necessary.
Minneapolis Crisis Nursery: 763-591-0100
Supports families in crisis 24 hours per day, 365 days per year through free, voluntary services that include a crisis hotline, 72 hour residential child care, in-home visits, and connection to further resources.
Spanish Helpline: 1-877-AYUDESE (293-3373)
Asian LifeNet: 877-990-8585
Cantonese, Mandarin, Japanese, Korean & Fujianese
Offers a variety of available wellness and mental health services in and around the Twin Cities. The site allows individuals seeking services and those looking to connect others with services to a variety of culturally specific mental health services.
This comprehensive program offers intensive therapeutic, skill building and rehabilitative services to help strengthen the emotional, behavioral and social functioning of East African youth and their families.
Inclusive Therapists Directory
This resource allows people to find therapy providers that share and/or accept their identities.
This resource allows people to find therapy providers of color.
This resource connects women of color with culturally sensitive healthcare providers, evidence-based content, and community support.
MN Mental Health Providers of Color
List of POC providers that includes their services and their contact information.
National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network
A national directory of LGBTQIA therapy providers.
GLBT National Youth Talkline: 1-800-246-7743
The Trevor Project Hotline: 1-866-488-7386
Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860
School-Linked Behavioral Health Services
School-Linked Behavioral Health programs connect or locate effective mental health services in schools. They work to increase accessibility for children and youth who are uninsured or underinsured, improve clinical and functional outcomes for children and youth with a mental health or substance use disorder diagnosis, and improve identification of mental health and substance use issues for children and youth. School-Linked Behavioral Health services have proven particularly effective in reaching children who have never accessed mental health services. Many children with serious behavioral health needs are first identified through this program.
Hennepin County School-Linked Behavioral Health Directory
This site provides a map of all state funded School-Linked Behavioral Health Services in Hennepin County.
Through a partnership with Allina Health and Hennepin County Public Health, the Change to Chill program was created to provide diverse, culturally appropriate online resources for youth that can be utilized by teens themselves or with the adults that support them. The Change to Chill site offers a variety of activities and resources that are now available in Spanish and Somali. Additionally, Change to Chill has worked to provide culturally specific resources to African American, Native/Indigenous, and LGBTQ+ youth.
Change to Chill also provides schools or after-school programs with Calm Kits with tools to use in regulating student stress and mood that have received excellent feedback as well as elementary wellness kits that provide exercises and activities to address children’s learning needs. Check out the Change to Chill website here where you can find a variety of activities and resources to address stress and mental health needs as well as activities and resources that promote mindfulness, identity, and more.
Provides individual and family therapy, mental health diversity, equity, and inclusion training, and community transformative sessions.
This site allows individuals to learn more about mental health and how to respectfully talk about it. You can listen to and read other people’s stories and find local resources for yourself or someone you know.
Minnesota Teen Mental Health Directory
This directory allows individuals to find providers and organizations that will serve them whether they need advocacy, therapy, or any other resource.
Hennepin County launched See Mental Health, a yearlong mental health awareness campaign targeting youth, veterans, and seniors. The multimedia campaign strives to normalize the ways that everyone grapples with their emotional wellbeing at varying times and degrees — and that encouraging conversations can help reduce stigmas and isolation. For more on the campaign and happenings, visit www.seementalhealth.org
Minors in Minnesota have the right to access health and mental health services without parent or guardian permission. Minnesota laws allow youth to access confidential services for specific health and mental health care. Learn more about Minnesota’s consent and confidentiality laws by clicking here.
Providers can access the following guide to better understand the age ranges for offering health care, mental health and/or substance use care; https://mnforensicnurses.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/minor-consent-and-confidentiality.pdf.
Adults working with children and youth are mandated reporters, which means if they are required to report any abuse or maltreatment of a child or adolescent. Mandated reporters include youth workers, coaches, mental health providers, health care providers, educators, child care workers and clergy.
We encourage you to seek training on mandated reporting requirements to better prepare yourself as you work with children, youth and families in Hennepin County. Free online training is available on what is considered abuse or maltreatment and provides information on how and where to file a report.
“Tips on Providing Effective Referrals” uses the National Council on Mental Wellbeing’s Youth Mental Health First Aid ALGEE framework, and was adapted to youth work settings by Rachel Oberg-Hauser, LISW, from the following sources: