The Crisis Hot Line (612- 379-6363)
is the 24-hour crisis phone line. This community service, which is free and confidential, takes calls from anyone in need of counseling and support.
The Statewide Crisis Hot Line (866-379-6363)
primarily serves rural Minnesotans, farmers, ranchers and their families as part of the Sowing Seeds of Hope Coalition (SSoH). The Minnesota Farmers and Assistance Network also provides access to Crisis Connection counseling, and webinars on reducing stress are available on the Minnesota Extension website.Feel free to use the Dealing with Stress Webinar Poster to promote the webinars.
The Men's Line (612-379-6367 or statewide 1-866-379-6367)
is a 24-hour counseling line for men and others who want to talk with someone about issues of abuse and violence in their lives.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (statewide 1-800-273-TALK)
is a 24-hour crisis line for people in danger of harming themselves.
Community Education Program (612-852-2217)
offers training in crisis intervention counseling and suicide prevention. Workshops are tailored to the needs of individual organizations. Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a two day, certified training program, designed for members of all care giving groups to improve their abilities to intervene with a person at risk of suicide until either the immediate danger of suicide is reduced, or additional assistance of resources can be accessed.
safeTALK is a three hour training that prepares anyone over the age of 15 to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide intervention resources. Safety Planning is a four hour training that helps prepare caregivers to work with a suicidal individual to develop pre-determined coping strategies, social support activities, and help-seeking behaviors to use when they have suicidal thoughts.
See our Events page for scheduled sessions of ASIST, safeTALK and Safety Planning or call for more information about planning a session for your group.
Teen Education Program (612-852-2217)
provides adolescents with access to mental health information and crisis counseling. The program includes school presentation, locker magnets for students, and workshops on suicide awareness and prevention for teachers, counselors and parents.