Reports of mental health crises have been increasing across the state as Minnesotans have been staying home and socially distancing from one another. As we isolate ourselves and disrupt our schedules during this difficult time, it’s critical that we take steps to protect our mental health. Governor Walz announced a new mental health page in response to the growing need late last week to make it easier for Minnesotans who may need help to reach out.
The resource page can be found on the Governor’s COVID-19 dashboard, which is located at mn.gov/covid19.
Mental Health Resources:
- Crisis Text Line: 24/7 emergency service available if you or someone you know is experiencing a psychiatric or mental health crisis. Text “MN” to 741741
- County Crisis Contacts: access a directory of mental health crisis phone numbers by county here:
- Talk to a specialist who has firsthand experience living with a mental health condition by calling the Minnesota Warmline at 651-288-0400 or texting “Support” to 85511
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Available 24/7 to those in distress, for prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones. Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
- Substance abuse and mental health services helpline: Offers crisis counseling and support if you or a family member is experiencing emotional distress related to a disaster. Call 1-800-985-5990
- Peer support connection warmlines: Peer-to-peer telephone support that’s safe and supportive. Open 5p.m. to 9a.m. by calling or texting 844-739-6369
- Resources to support mental well-being for children and families: