From school classrooms and church parish halls to hospital emergency rooms and county jails, the impacts of mental illnesses and addiction are felt by every Minnesotan.
One in five Minnesotans will experience a mental illness this year, but fewer than half will receive treatment. That means in any given year, more than 350,000 Minnesotans who need mental health care will not receive it.
Minnesota’s hospitals and health systems are stepping up to help address this pressing public health crisis, but solving the problem will require a communitywide solution. Hospitals are committed to fostering stronger community partnerships to find real solutions and engaging early and often to recognize and treat mental health conditions and substance abuse. That’s why Minnesota hospitals are teaming up with community partners such as schools and jails to improve access to mental health care for those who need it.