Mental Health Education Conference

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988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

Earlier this summer, the U.S. rolled out a nationwide three-digit dialing code – 988 – as a way to access suicide prevention and crisis support. The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline and Minnesota’s four call centers offer support 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Mental Health Minnesota Warmline
The Minnesota Warmline, a service of Mental Health Minnesota, provides peer support and a connection with others. For many people, the Warmline is an important tool that helps them avoid mental health crisis and use of crisis services, 911 and hospital emergency departments. Calls are answered by peer support staff who have first-hand experience living with a mental health condition and are available to listen to you, provide support, and connect you with resources.

Hours of Operation: The Minnesota Warmline is open seven days a week, including weekends and holidays, from 9AM to 9PM.

To reach the Warmline: Call 855-WARMLINE (855-927-6546), text “support” to 85511, or chat online at

Wellness in the Woods

Virtual Peer Support (Zoom)
10 AM-4 PM.
Dial: 646.558.8656. If prompted, use ID: 592 347 390

Peer Support Connection (PSC) Warmline
24/7, 5 PM- 9 AM.
1-844-739-6369 (call, don’t text)

NJHSA The Network is an international membership association of more than 140 nonprofit human service agencies in the United States, Canada and Israel. Its members provide a full range of human services for the Jewish community and beyond, including healthcare, career, employment and mental health services, as well as programs for youth, families and seniors, Holocaust survivors, immigrants and refugees, persons with disabilities and caregivers.

JFCS Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis provides essential services to people of all ages and backgrounds to sustain healthy relationships, ease suffering and offer support in times of need.

JFS – Inspired by Jewish values, Jewish Family Service of St. Paul helps individuals and families build on their strengths to develop the skills and confidence to meet life’s challenges with dignity. Each year, we impact the wellness and safety, confidence and comfort, and quality of life for more than 4,200 people with our services.

Nate Cannon is an award winning, nationally recognized public speaker whose talks and consulting services have been requested by government agencies, schools and universities, non-profits and large organizations. Our mission is to offer speaking, writing, and consulting services that assist in empowering individuals and organizations to bridge the divides that separate us.

Barbara Schneider Foundation The Mission of the Barbara Schneider Foundation is: to promote positive outcomes for people experiencing a mental health crisis, through collaborative intervention and decriminalization. BSF accomplishes its mission through: education and de-escalation training, collaboration and advocacy of systems change. BSF values the consumer voice and provides leadership in eliminating the social, economic and personal impact of mental health stigma.

Chestnut Cambronne, PA provides its clients with the highest quality legal service while always maintaining a close relationship with each client. Members of Chestnut Cambronne are a close-knit group of diverse and talented individuals working together for the benefit of each client. This blend of talent, motivation, and coordination allows Chestnut Cambronne’s attorneys, paralegals, and staff to provide clients with big-firm experience while maintaining small-firm sensitivity to the client’s individual needs.

The Emily Program – Our vision is a world of peaceful relationships with food, weight, and body image, where everyone with an eating disorder can experience recovery. At The Emily Program, we combine our evidence-based treatment with personalized integrative interventions. We’ve found that effective eating disorder treatment requires awareness of the genetic, biological, psychological, social, and cultural impacts on each client. – Connecting Minnesotans with Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder services along with real time appointment availability information

Greater Twin Cities United Way – Greater Twin Cities United Way envisions a community where all people thrive, regardless of income, race and place. 211 increases access to critical services by providing information and resources to people seeking help. United Way also operates a local 988/National Suicide Prevention Lifeline center.

Mayo Clinic – Inspiring hope and promoting health through integrated clinical practice, education and research.

Mental Health MN is the voice of lived mental health experience. We carry that declaration forward as we work to advance mental health and well-being for all, increase access to mental health treatment and services, and provide education, resources and support across Minnesota. Mental Health Minnesota provides online mental health screenings, information and resources through our Helpline, and peer support through the Minnesota Warmline. All services are anonymous, confidential and free of charge.

Mental Health Navigators – non-profit online community of parents and other caring adults supporting other parents navigating their way through their child’s mental health journey. We offer online support and tools and act as a bridge connecting parents to mental health resources. We collaborate to promote awareness, acceptance, and advocacy of youth mental health. We educate communities on mental health issues and their impact on children, adults, parents, and other care givers.

MoveMindfully is a training and consulting company that brings the science of mindfulness, movement, and social-emotional learning into simple trauma-responsive practices that are used in educational, therapeutic, corporate, and home environments. We offer training, workshops, products, consultation, residencies, and curriculum that teach simple mind-body practices for self-regulation, focus, and overall well-being. Our tools consist of card decks, posters, books, and other products that illustrate MoveMindfully BREATHE-MOVE-REST practices/strategies.

NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness) provides free education, support and advocacy for those living with a mental illness and their families. Text 741741 from anywhere in the U.S. Put your state (MN for Minnesota) in the message to connect with a volunteer Crisis Counselor. Free 24/7 support on a secure online platform.  

Overeaters Anonymous (OA) – Overeaters Anonymous is a Fellowship of individuals who, through shared experience, strength, and hope, are recovering from compulsive overeating. Our primary purpose is to abstain from compulsive eating and compulsive food behaviors and to carry the message of recovery through the Twelve Steps of OA to those who still suffer. We welcome everyone who wants to stop eating compulsively.

PACER Center – Through more than 30 projects, PACER provides individual assistance, workshops, publications, and other resources to help families make decisions about education and other services for their child or young adult with disabilities.

Parent Catalyst Leadership Group – parents who work to empower Hennepin County families to become valued advocates and decision-makers at all levels of the children’s mental health system through education, outreach, and support. We are part of the Hennepin County Children’s Mental Health Collaborative.

Shout Out Loud is an annual Suicide Prevention and Mental Wellness Event. Suicide prevention is not just about recognizing and intervening when someone is already in a crisis. It’s about providing people with access to adequate resources, education, and care to prevent these crises. This is why we have to take a PROACTIVE approach to suicide prevention.

Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE) – To prevent suicide through public awareness and education, reduce stigma and serve as a resource to those touched by suicide.

Transforming Families is a community where transgender, gender non-conforming, and questioning youth and their families come together to support each other in a safe, welcoming space. We are a peer led support group for caregivers and parents of trans and nonbinary youth. We meet 3 times a month in person and once online to share resources and support.

The Twin Cities Men’s Center provides resources for men seeking to grow in mind, body and spirit and from that foundation, we advocate for healthier family relationships and healthier community relationships. The mission of the Men’s Center Support Groups is to create a safe place, in times of personal and social challenge, for any men and women to receive and to give support to one another. Attendees share feelings and experiences which facilitate Self-Acceptance and Personal Growth.

University of Minnesota Medical School Department of Psychiatry – Our mission is to: Create and disseminate new knowledge in the science of mental health, Provide effective and innovative clinical care programs to alleviate the suffering of mental illness, Train the next generation of experts who will be leaders in Minnesota and beyond, Engage in compassionate and vigorous outreach and advocacy on issues relevant to psychiatric illness, treatment, and research.

Walk In Counseling Center – To provide free counseling to individuals and families who might otherwise not have access to care, either due to lack of insurance or finances, or because of trusting traditional programs. This is provided through volunteer services of mental health professionals who donate their time and community donations and gifts.

Wellness in the Woods – Our mission is to provide accessible, affordable and helpful peer led resources with compassionate and nonjudgmental support and advocacy, and opportunities for those who are experiencing or have been affected by mental health and substance use challenges, to be heard. We offer sessions that focus on specific topics such as recovery support, senior living, LGBTQ+ support and more.