Interest Groups

Here is a collection of resources for communities and mental health education focusing on individual’s backgrounds and experiences.


American Academy of Child Psychiatry
AACAP promotes the healthy development of children, adolescents, and families through advocacy, education, and research.


Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health (MACMH)
MACMH promotes positive mental health for all infants, children, adolescents and their families through education and advocacy.  


Mental Health by the Numbers – Children & Teens
Infographic provided by NAMI with information about current trends in mental health for children and teens.


The LGBTQ Community and Mental Health – Talking to Peers
NAMI’s resource for information about the LGBTQ community and mental health.


The Pride Institute
The Pride Institute is an organization specializing in the treatment of Substance Abuse, Sexual Health and co-occurring Mental Health issues and their manifestations within LGBTQ+ clients.


Substance Abuse & LGBTQ Resources
Resources on the LGBT population include national survey reports, agency and federal initiatives, and related behavioral health resources.

Men's Mental Health

Father and SonsPublications
Publications about men’s mental health, provided by the National Institute of Mental Health.


Movember Foundation
Movember is a charity foundation tackling men’s health on a global scale, addressing some of the biggest health issues faced by men: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health and suicide prevention. They find and fund the most innovative research to have both a global and local impact.


Refugees & Immigrants

Minnesota Department of Health Refugee and International Health Program

Minnesota's Refugee Health Program partners with local health departments, private health care providers, and community organizations to offer new refugees a screening examination, appropriate follow-up or referral, and community-based health education.


Center for Victims of Torture

The Center for Victims of Torture is an international nonprofit dedicated to healing survivors of torture and violent conflict. They provide direct care for those who have been tortured, train partners around the world who can prevent and treat torture, and advocate for human rights and an end to torture.

For referrals, please call the Information and Referral Coordinator at 612-436-4889.  Hennepin County residents are served by the St. Paul Healing Center in the Selby-Dale neighborhood of St. Paul.


Health Partners Center for International Health

The HealthPartners Center for International Health serves international patients in primary care and mental health. They employ a full time social worker and offer onsite interpreters for over 15 languages and interpreters via phone for virtually any language. Their bilingual staff is dedicated to providing culturally competent and humble health care to all patients.


Southside Community Health Services

Southside Community Health Services has been providing culturally competent, primary care health services to the community for over 45 years. Our comprehensive care includes medicaldentalvision and behavioral health services. We provide these services to anyone in need and work hard to include the "extra" services that some patients need to connect to additional resources and make the most informed health decisions for themselves and their families.

Teen and Young Adult

Young Adult Conversations – talking to peers
OK2TALK is a community for teens and young adults struggling with mental health problems and encourage them to talk about what they’re experiencing by sharing their personal stories of recovery, tragedy, struggle or hope.


Mental Health by the Numbers – Children & Teens
Infographic provided by NAMI with information about current trends in mental health for children and teens.


Father and Daughter Hugging In NatureVeterans Mental Health Resources
Help for service members and their families provided by the U.S. Department of Human Services.


Give an Hour
Give an Hour harnesses the expertise and generosity of volunteer mental health professionals, provides complimentary and confidential mental health services to veterans, service members, their loved ones and their communities.


Women's Mental Health

Publications about women’s mental health, provided by the National Institute of Mental Health.  


Mother-Baby Program
The Mother-Baby Program offers a range of mental health services to support pregnant women and families with children ages 0-5 years old.