About Us

Mental Health Minnesota was founded in 1939, and was the state’s first mental health advocacy and education organization. We are a non-profit and non-partisan organization, and an affiliate of Mental Health America.

One in five people will experience a mental health concern in their lifetime. Many will never get the care they need. Others will struggle to find the right treatment and services to help them recover.

We’re here to help.

Our Mission

Mental Health Minnesota 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.

Our Vision

Our vision is a world free from stigma that improves mental health and well-being for all.

Our Values

Representation and Engagement of Lived Experience: We are the voice of lived mental health experience in Minnesota, and engage people with lived experience in every facet of our work.

Compassion and Empowerment: We hold empathy and compassion for those living with mental health conditions, and provide education, resources and support to people as they work to take care of their mental health.

Equity and Inclusivity: We ensure inclusivity of all people in our work, are committed to health equity, and work to increase access to high-quality treatment and support for all.

Innovation and Collaboration: We seek opportunities for partnerships and collaboration, as well as new and innovative approaches to continuously improve the services and support we provide.

Commitment to a Proactive Approach to Mental Health: As an affiliate of Mental Health America, we are committed to a #B4Stage4 approach to mental health, including prevention, screenings, and early treatment, care and support.

Our Programs

We work to help people in their journey toward mental health recovery and wellness through direct service, public policy, education and outreach.

Minnesota Warmline

Mental Health Helpline

Online Mental Health Screenings

Mental Health Ambassador Network 

Education and Outreach

Public Policy Advocacy