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.
Save the Date -- May 14, 2015! MHAM and CSN Partnering to Celebrate the Power of Our Stories!
On Thursday, May 14, we will be holding our first joint conference -- 'The Power of Sharing Our Stories: Promoting Recovery, Advocating for Change.' It will be held at the Embassy Suites North in Brooklyn Center and run from 9am-5pm (8am registration). For more information on registration, scholarships, and other conference information, please click here.
Open Tuesday-Saturday, 4 PM to 10 PM
Toll Free: 877-404-3190
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, April 14 – 5:00 to 6:30 PM
475 Cleveland Avenue N, Suite 222, Saint Paul 55104 (meeting will be held in the conference room on the second floor)
WRAP® Wellness Recovery Action Plan Trainings
Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP®) is an evidence-based practice designed to help individuals set their own recovery and wellness goals and create a plan outlining their tools and resources for achieving those goals. Participants begin by developing a wellness toolbox and will explore key recovery concepts. For more information and registration, click here.
For inquiries about the WRAP® program, please contact Shannah Mulvihill at email@example.com or 651-493-6634.
Watch for more information about other programs and events coming soon!