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Peer2Peer: Innovative Peer Support

Mental Health Minnesota is committed to providing support to people struggling with mental illness. That’s why we’re offering an innovative peer support program to those who are leaving inpatient psychiatric or emergency care…to help support them at home and in their communities, and help them stay well at home and avoid more intensive care when possible.

About the Program

Mental Health Minnesota’s Peer2Peer program provides innovative peer support to help people stay well at home and in their communities, and avoid emergency department visits and inpatient psychiatric care. We provide this support during a 12-week program that provides peer support through an app and telehealth via Zoom, all free of charge.

The program includes frequent meetings with our peer support staff who understand the challenges following psychiatric emergency and/or inpatient care, and who can provide a listening ear and guidance toward a future that includes wellness and recovery.

Individuals are eligible to participate in this program if they are residents of Dakota, Hennepin or Ramsey counties and have been provided with inpatient care or emergency services in the past 90 days.

To refer an individual to this service, please complete the brief form below. We will do our best to respond to all referrals within 24 hours (Monday through Friday, 9AM to 5PM).

This program is funded at this time through an Innovations Grant through the Minnesota Department of Human Services.

Download a printable flyer about the service (for potential clients).

Download printable information/FAQs for providers referring their clients/patients to the program.