The Rice County Mental Health Collective is a coalition of community members who came together in early 2011 to address the challenged mental health care system in Rice County. From this initial meeting, the Collective was formed with a mission to shift the system of mental health care in Rice County from a primarily medical model to a public health model. The group focuses its work around mental health promotion and prevention interventions in addition to projects to expand and improve treatment and care. The Collective is made up of four Working Groups—Prevention, Promotion, Care, and Crisis —that meet individually on a monthly basis and communicate regularly. Each group develops and coordinates projects in its respective area. For more information on the current work of each of the groups, see the individual pages in the menu above.
The following is an infographic highlighting some of our work from 2014
Mental Health is Everyone Document – This document was the original proposal for the Mental Health Collective to come into existence. It gives a great historical perspective of our work and articulates clearly why we have chosen to focus on a public health model for mental health.