This page is designed to be a growing archive of resources related to the promotion of mental health and the prevention of mental illness, as well as care, treatment, and advocacy for those living with mental illness.
** PLEASE NOTE: The Rice County Mental Health Collective does not offer counseling or crisis services. However, we hope to provide links to services and phone numbers that will be helpful for anyone with questions about mental health or mental illness.
- Mental Health Promotion – Minnesota Department of Health
- Promoting Mental Health & Well Being – Prevention Institute
- World Health Organization (WHO) on Mental Health: Strengthening Our Response
- Mental illness: Prevention – MayoClinic.com
- Facts About Prevention of Mental Illness
- World Health Organization (WHO): Steps to a Longer, Healthier Life
- WHO Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse: Prevention of Mental Disorders
- South Central Mobile Crisis Team – 877-399-3040. The Mobile Crisis Team provides support for children, teens, and adults experiencing a mental health crisis in the comfort of their own home or community. The Mobile Crisis Team will gather information about the situation and, if needed, send two crisis team members to meet an individual.
- Rice County 24 Hour Adult Mental Health Crisis Line – 1-800-422-1286. This 24 hour toll-free crisis line is available for mental health emergencies and adult and child protection reporting. It is available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
- Mental Health Directory – This directory is a listing of mental health providers in the Rice County area, originally developed by the Rice County Mental Health Resource Team in 2006. The team no longer exists, but Northfield Healthy Community Initiative and the Rice County Family Services Collaborative continue to host the directory and keep the information as updated as possible. Information included in this directory was supplied by the entities included in the listing. The Rice County Family Services Collaborative and the Rice County Mental Health Collective do not verify the accuracy of information provided nor do they endorse any of the agencies or services listed. Questions about a specific program or agency should be directed to the organization.
- National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Southeast Minnesota – Their mission is to improve the lives of individuals affected by mental illness through education, support, research, and advocacy. The webpage includes resources, a warmline phone number, and ways to get involved.
- Minnesota’s Adult Mental Health Resource Guide: Hope for Recovery – NAMI Minnesota has published an updated version (April 2013) of its popular guide which provides useful information for navigating the mental health care system and finding the right services, contacts and supports.
- National Institute of Mental Illness (NIMH): Treatment Options for Mental Disorders – NIMH aims to transform the understanding and treatment of mental disorders. This page provides a portal for possible treatments for mental disorders, including medication, psychotherapy, and brain stimulation therapy.
- A Guide for College Student with Psychiatric Disabilities – This website is a resource for graduating high school seniors living with a psychiatric disorder who are heading off to college. It can help students and parents think about how to advocate for the best possible learning and living environments.