EPLN has compiled a vital collection of resources dedicated to mental health and suicide prevention. These resources (local, state, and national) offer immediate support, guidance, and hope, whether you’re seeking help for yourself or someone you care about.
Immediate support. Call 911 or the 988 Lifeline.
Call or text 988 to talk to a team of professionals who can help you. You can also start an online chat at 988lifeline.org/chat to access the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. The Lifeline offers free help for those who are having a mental health crisis or are contemplating suicide. When an individual in need accesses 988, they are connected to a trained crisis counselor who can provide help to reduce emotional distress.
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For deaf or hard of hearing ASL users, call 988 Videophone, use online chat, send any message to 988 to start a text conversation or for TTY Users – use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 988.
Eden Prairie Schools’ list of mental health resources – Resources include contact information for each school, as well as broader support.
Fraser – Fraser offers individualized mental health care for individuals and families living with diverse intellectual, emotional, or physical needs, by providing a lifetime of quality healthcare, housing, education, employment, and support services.
Kaleidoscope Teens – Kaleidoscope Teens serves teens ages 11-18 with support, education, and opportunities.
MoveFwd – MoveFwd (formerly Teens Alone) supports homeless and at-risk kids and their families with quick-response, barrier-free, no-cost counseling and case management.
Pacer Center – PACER Center offers additional services and specialized programs for parents of children with disabilities or mental health needs.
The Grief Club of Minnesota – The Grief Club, located in Chanhassen, offers whole family grief support services provided by licensed counselors at no cost to clients.
Washburn Center for Children – Washburn Center for Children nurtures every child and family’s well-being and full potential through transformative children’s mental health care.
Religious institutions may be a source of solace and support for mental health challenges. Many religious congregations have a staff member, such as a pastoral minister or liaison, who can help you network with support groups both within the community and in the region. If it aligns with your needs, consider reaching out, seeking assistance, and discovering a caring community within your religious congregation.
Cope: mobile crisis response – Provides phone assessments and home visits for people in crisis in Hennepin County. Cope has bi-lingual and bi-cultural staff available for face-to-face, phone, and video visits and uses interpreters when needed.
Livin Foundation – Aims to prevent suicide by creating quality connections through everyday conversations about mental health, by way of programs and partnerships. Includes a list of resources.
Mental Health Minnesota – Mental health screenings, peer support, resources and referrals; services are free, confidential and anonymous.
MN Department of Human Services (DHS) A-Z list – Quick links to web pages related to children’s mental health.
MN DHS Resources List – Helpful information about children’s mental health issues and treatment.
Minnesota Warm Line – If you’re struggling with your mental health but aren’t experiencing a mental health crisis or emergency, reach out to the Minnesota Warmline. Options include texting, online chat, or a phone call.
National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) Minnesota – One of the key ways NAMI Minnesota provides support is by helping people connect with needed resources and information.
Niyyah Recovery Initiative (NRI) – NRI is the first Recovery Community Organization in the nation to provide culturally responsive peer recovery support, education, awareness and advocacy in the East African immigrant, refugee, and Muslim population in Minnesota.
QPR Institute – Question. Persuade. Refer. The QPR mission is to reduce suicidal behaviors and save lives by providing innovative, practical and proven suicide prevention training.
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Minnesota Chapter – AFSP focuses on eliminating the loss of life from suicide by: delivering innovative prevention programs, educating the public about risk factors and warning signs, raising funds for suicide research and programs, and reaching out to those individuals who have lost someone to suicide. AFSP also offers a list of resources for marginalized communities.
CDC Resources – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides an extensive list of suicide fact sheets, prevention strategies, and resources.
Online MFT – The Online Marriage and Family Therapy Program provides a list of resources for suicide prevention categorized for people who identify as youth, LGBTQ+, veterans, post partum, Black, neurodivergent, or as seniors.
SAVE Suicide Awareness and Voices of Education (Find Help) – Resources include several categories including “I’m having thoughts of suicide,” “I’m concerned about someone else,” and “Crisis services.”
The Trevor Project – The Trevor Project’s mission is to end suicide among LGBTQ young people. Counselors are available 24/7. Its resource center provides mental health information on a variety of topics, including gender identity and sexual orientation.
To Write Love on Her Arms – To Write Love on Her Arms is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. Use the FIND HELP tool to locate free or reduced mental health resources. Includes sub-categories for LGBTQIA+, BIPOC, Veterans, eating disorders, and more.