Fighting for Accessible Mental Health Services
For many of the nearly one in five Americans living with mental illness, getting treatment isn’t as simple as just asking for help. In fact, nearly half of those in need go without mental health services.
In order to close this treatment gap, we are introducing the Securing Facilities for Mental Health Services Act. This legislation will make mental health care accessible to more patients by allowing inpatient psychiatric facilities to apply for mortgage assistance. Currently, these types of treatment centers are the only type of hospitals excluded from receiving this type of support. This bipartisan bill will ease the creation and expansion of mental health care facilities, bringing critical care to communities and patients in need.
Congressman Emmer meets with members of the Minnesota Association of Community Mental Health Programs
We have made it a priority to work closely with mental health professionals and advocates to ensure our efforts match the needs of patients and providers. Last week, I had the opportunity to meet with members of the Minnesota Association of Community Mental Health Programs. The organization’s members provide mental health services to more than 200,000 Minnesotans each year.
We are grateful to Minnesota’s mental health professionals for providing these important services, and we will continue our work to ensure care is available to anyone in need.
CRISIS phone line:
Local Crisis Help 800 523-3333
Text: “MN” to 741741
Or call or text 988
In a life threatening situation or medical emergency, call your doctor or 911.
Just need to talk?
Wellness in the Woods 5:pm – 9:am Daily 844-739-6369
Minnesota NAMI Warmline 4:pm – 8:pm Thur – Sun 888-334-7754
Mental Health Advocacy Minnesota Warmline 5:pm-10:pm Mon – Sat 877-404-3190