Mental Health Education Conference

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988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

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 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. And if you’re in need of more help, we can directly connect you to the nearest crisis services.

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.

Sophie Riegel – Sophie Riegel is a professional speaker, certified coach, and mental health advocate. She is the author of “Don’t Tell Me To Relax: One Teen’s Journey to Survive Anxiety (and How You Can, Too)”, “Overcoming Overthinking: 36 Ways to Tame Anxiety for Work, School, and Life,” and “Go To Help: 31 Strategies to Offer, Ask for, and Accept Help”. Sophie graduated from Duke University in 2023 with a degree in Psychology and Creative Writing. She has conducted workshops, keynote speeches, and individual coaching with local organizations, schools, summer camps, universities, youth groups, and corporations, including Netflix, Target, and Audible. 

Agate Housing and Services – The mission of Agate Housing and Services is to end homelessness and relieve hunger through action and advocacy. We work toward accomplishing this mission with diverse programs and outreach teams. We provide a complete continuum of housing care and operate a weekly food shelf, daily public lunch (restarting October 1) and other case management services.

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.

Brighter Days Family Grief Center – focuses on bringing families back together after the death or terminal diagnosis of a loved one by addressing the many psychosocial and logistical needs of each family member. Trusted by Minnesota hospitals, hospices, schools, and community partners, Brighter Days has provided free, compassionate, and comprehensive care to over 7.000 grieving children and adults since 2017.

Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing – Founded in 1995, the University of Minnesota’s Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing is a leader in the field of integrative health and wellbeing. Our mission is to advance whole health and wellbeing by providing interprofessional education, conducting research, advancing integrative models of care, and delivering innovative community engagement programs. We discover, teach, connect, and heal.

The Bakken Center offers online and in person programming geared towards exploring your personal health and wellbeing including lectures, workshops, academic courses, graduate programs, free self-care websites, health professional training, and much more.

FamilyMeans Center for Grief & Loss – The Center for Grief & Loss offers specialized therapy for complicated grief, trauma, and life transitions. All of our staff are clinically trained mental health therapists, which allows us to competently work with a variety of concerns for which individuals and families seek mental health care. Our staff is particularly passionate and experienced in helping individuals and families experiencing healing and growth from grief and trauma.

Greater Twin Cities United Way – Offers suicide prevention support and mental health crisis intervention to callers throughout Minnesota.

Hennepin County Library – Hennepin County Library’s mission is to inspire, facilitate, and celebrate lifelong learning.

Maayanot Community of Minnesota – We are building an open mikveh, ritual bath, that is inclusive and welcoming to all Jews and those choosing Judaism. The ritual of mikveh immersion is a powerful way to mark life moments, and there are many touch points for folks who are at various points of a mental health journey (and their families). There are not many ways to mark such moments through Jewish ritual, so mikveh is a perfect option.

Marjorie Schaffer – Stories of family members who have journeyed with their loved one who lives with a mental illness.

Maslon LLP – For more than 65 years, Maslon LLP has provided strategic legal counsel to the business community and individuals in Minnesota and nationwide. From general corporate guidance to high-stakes litigation to estate planning, Maslon is dedicated to excellence in the practice of law, helping clients achieve their most ambitious goals, and giving back to the broader community through pro bono service and other efforts. We offer a depth of experience in the principal areas of Corporate & Securities; Financial Services; Labor & Employment; Estate Planning; Real Estate; and Litigation.

Mental Health Connect – provides community-based resources, support, and education to improve access to mental health services and to connect individuals and families with the services they need. Services: Educate • Collaborate • Navigate

Mental Health MN – We are one of Minnesota’s longest-running mental health advocacy organizations, led by our director and CEO, Shannah Mulvihill. We offer free and confidential online and phone-based services to everyone across the state, along with educational presentations and workshops to foster a better understanding of mental wellness and resources within communities, workplaces, and providers.

Mental Health Navigators – No Parent Should Be Left Behind. Mental Health Navigators, a non-profit organization, works directly with parents/caregivers, educators, and community influencers to decrease the stigma related to mental health issues, provide a caring community of personalized support, and raise the visibility of resources to enhance the quality of life for those struggling with mental health issues.

Minnesota Recovery Connection – We support those who are looking to have support in their recovery from Substance Use Disorder.

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, and home environments. Based on the latest research in neuroscience and best practices for intervening with trauma, anxiety, and depression, our tools for thriving consist of our movemindfully App, card decks, posters, books, and other tools to teach Breathe Move Rest activities. Our mission is “Fostering physical, emotional, and mental health for youth, adults, and families with simple and accessible trauma-responsive mind body practices.”

myHealth for Teens & Young Adults – For over 50 years myHealth has been a trusted provider of adolescent health care. We provided a wide range of health care services including primary care and mental health counseling for people ages 12-26 at a sliding-fee scale. Our mission is too improve the health of our community by providing health services and information that support all teens and young adults in making responsible and well-informed decisions. myHealth partners with school districts, community organizations and community coalitions to meet the growing needs of young people, their families, and adults in the areas we serve. myHealth is a designated ‘Essential Community Provider’ of health services by the state of Minnesota.

NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness) – champions justice, dignity, and respect for all people affected by mental illnesses. Through education, support, and advocacy we strive to effect positive changes in the mental health system and increase the public and professional understanding of mental illnesses.

Overeaters Anonymous – a 12-Step fellowship of individuals who, through shared experience, strength, and hope, are recovering from unhealthy relationships with food and body image. Our primary purpose is to abstain from compulsive eating and compulsive food behaviors (e.g., binge eating, restricting, starving, purging, over-exercising) and to carry the message of recovery to those who still suffer. OA offers virtual, in-person, and phone meetings every day all over the world. There are no dues or fees for membership. Everyone is welcome.

Patty Hlava, Ph.D. – AwakenPeace Healing – Provide embodied learning and transformative experiences through courses, custom workshops, retreats, and training to support mind-body integration, self-compassion, and emotional resilience.

P.E.A.S.E. Academy – Recovery High School and After-School Program

QUEERSPACE collective – our mission is to create space for LGBTQ+ youth to feel safe and empowered to be their true selves. Our vision is for all LGBTQ+ youth to have a supportive community in their life to help them develop a strong sense of pride in who they are, where they come from and where they want to go! QUEERSPACE works with LGBTQ+ youth & their families, the broader LGBTQ+ community and local organizations to create a strengthened LGBTQ+ support network and reduce LGBTQ+ youth isolation, suicide and homelessness. Through training, education, advocacy and mentorship, we create inclusive spaces for LGBTQ+ youth from all backgrounds to be seen and celebrated as their authentic selves.

Rainbow Health – responds to the health needs of Minnesota’s LGBTQ+ and HIV communities. We offer over a dozen services including mental health and substance use support, HIV-specific services, 50+ and older adult programs, housing, transportation, and much more.

Walk In Counseling Center – To provide free, anonymous mental health services with no waiting.

Washburn Center for Children – As a community-based mental health care agency, Washburn Center is positioned to meet families and children where they are – and advocate for comprehensive mental health care in Twin Cities communities.

Wellness in the Woods – a non-profit organization providing support, advocacy, and education in difficult times. They offer 24/7 peer support services and welcome adults from all Minnesota communities. Our peer support programs include:

Virtual Peer Support Network (VPSN)

  • Join us on the phone or by Zoom today! Together we share life experiences in an all-inclusive, non-judgmental, and safe environment with Peer Specialists who have similar life experiences.
  • Available 9am-5pm (7 days a week)
  • Call: 1-646-558-8656 | Zoom ID: 439 275 1585

Peer Support Connection MN Warmline

  • Call us anytime.  It’s a free phone call. Talk on-on-one, over the phone, with a Peer Specialist who has similar life experiences.  Your call is always confidential and anonymous.
  • Available 5pm-9am (7 days a week)
  • Call: 1-844-739-6369

Recovery in the Woods (RitW)

  • Join us on the phone or by Zoom this week!  We offer recovery themed virtual support and we would be honored to walk alongside you in your journey.  All pathways are honored.
  • Available Mon, Wed, Fri @ 6pm
  • Call: 1-646-558-8656 | Zoom ID: 439 275 1585

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