On December 18, 2014 the boards of the Mental Health Association of Minnesota (MHAM) and the Mental Health Consumer/Survivor Network (CSN) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for a Strategic Partnership.
This Strategic Partnership will continue the current services of each organization and work toward a potential merger of the organizations.
“We believe the missions and programs of these two organizations are complementary, and that by working together, we can increase the effectiveness of both organizations in the future,” said Linda Cutler, president of MHAM’s board.
The Strategic Partnership will work to increase access to wellness and recovery services, provide community education, engage persons with a mental health condition in public policy and leadership opportunities, and represent “the voice of recovery” in Minnesota’s policy, funding and service delivery discussions.
“This Strategic Partnership will engage more people with a lived experience with mental health conditions in care and service, and together truly represent ‘the voice of recovery,’” said Robert Reedy, president of CSN’s board.
During the next six months, both short-term and long-term goals will need to be accomplished in order to ensure program delivery and plan for moving forward.
Information and future updates regarding this Strategic Partnership and the organizations’ programs can be found online at www.mentalhealthmn.org, or via Facebook (facebook.com/mentalhealthmn) or Twitter (@mentalhealthmn).
For more information, contact Shannah Mulvihill at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Open Tuesday-Saturday, 4 PM to 10 PM
Toll Free: 877-404-3190
*The Warmlines will be closed on Thursday, February 26th through Saturday, February 28th due to phone maintenance. The Warmlines will reopen on Tuesday, March 3rd.
The Warmlines are safe and secure phone lines for people working on their recovery. Warmlines are answered by our knowledgeable, compassionate, caring, and professionally trained staff of peers who have first-hand, personal experience dealing with a psychiatric diagnosis.
Warmlines are completely confidential and non-judgmental. If you or someone you know is experiencing mental health challenges, call one of our Warmlines. Whether you’re calling for support or information, or just to talk about what’s important to you, we can answer your questions, provide you with local referrals and take the time to listen to your concerns.
We are excited about the potential of the Ambassador Program, which will encourage people with lived experience with mental illness to become engaged in leadership roles across the state, policy and more!
The next Ambassador meeting will be held:
Tuesday, March 10 – 5:00 to 6:30 PM
475 Cleveland Avenue N, Suite 222, Saint Paul 55104
Watch for more information about other programs and events coming soon!