Mounds View student support services
Our student support staff are here to help. We provide an abundance of resources to help students and families access the resources they need. Whether you or someone you know is in crisis, needs substance use support or requires mental health counseling, we can direct you in the right direction. Contact your school Dean for confidential support, with questions about resources, and/or for mental health and substance-use-related concerns.
- Crisis Resources
- Mental Health and Well-Being
- Chemical Health/Substance Use Support
- Basic Needs Resources
- Student Specific Resources
- Culturally Validating Supports and Resources
- Let's Talk About It - A Blog
Go to your nearest Hospital Emergency Department (ED) or call 911 if your child is a danger to self or others.
At the ED, state that your child needs to be evaluated due to a mental health emergency (i.e. suicide attempt, suicidal thoughts, homicidal ideation (thinking about, considering, or planning to kill someone), etc.)
It is suggested that you present at one of the following EDs as they are attached to hospitals that provide inpatient children/adolescent crisis mental health services:
|Fairview University of Minnesota Medical Center - West Bank (ages 5-18)||United Hospital (ages 12-18)|
|Abbott Northwestern Hospital (ages 5-18)||Children’s Minnesota (ages 5-18)|
- Fairview University of Minnesota Medical Center - West Bank (ages 5-18)
2312 S 6th St Minneapolis, MN 55454 (go to building labeled Adult ER)
- Abbott Northwestern Hospital (ages 5-18)
800 E 28th St Minneapolis, MN 55407
- United Hospital (ages 12-18)
333 Smith Ave N St. Paul, MN 55102
- Children’s Minnesota (ages 5-18)
345 North Smith Avenue St. Paul, MN 55102 (Emergency Department is located on Smith Ave)
Children's Mental Health Crisis Line (Ramsey County): Call 651-266-7878
Provides 24/7 de-escalation, crisis intervention, mental health assessments, and connection to resources. Available to ALL youth (ages 0-18) and their families in Ramsey County.
988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline : Call or Text 988
Free 24/7 confidential support for anyone who is thinking about suicide, worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support
Crisis Resources for Adults/Age 18+
Returning to school in the fall can elicit a wide range of emotions- from excitement and joy to sadness and fear. For many of our students this transition is filled with anxiety. This can be especially true for students who are entering, changing, or transition between schools. It's important to remember that most students will deal with some level of anxiety when it comes to returning to school. The question is- how do we support our students and how do we know when we have a significant problem or concern?
While mental health is important to address year-round, Mental Health Awareness Month provides a dedicated time for people, organizations, and communities to join their voices to broadcast the message that mental health matters. As a parent/caregiver, it could be an opportunity to begin a conversation about mental health with your child. I invite you to read this month’s blog together with your child or watch this short video and then lean in and listen with curiosity to their thoughts and feelings about mental health, self-care, getting help, and supporting others.
It all begins with you. You are the one that sets the example, you are the one who influences the decisions that a child may make. As a caregiver, never underestimate your power to influence a child’s future. While it is an extremely heavy burden to know that your influence can impact and shape a child’s future, it is also one of the greatest gifts we are given when we become caregivers, parents and guardians.
In January’s blog, we discussed that it can be difficult to determine if your child’s concerning behavior is temporary (possibly due to a stressor like a change in the family), or if it is associated with more serious problems, perhaps needing more specialized treatment. Whatever the concern, start by talking to your child’s Primary Care Physician (PCP), which may include a doctor, nurse practitioner, physician’s assistant, etc. Ask questions and learn everything you can about the behavior or symptoms that worry you. Ask your child’s teacher(s) if they have noticed worrisome changes in behavior. Share this with your child's PCP. Keep in mind that every child is different. Even normal development, such as when children develop language, motor, and social skills, varies from child to child. The PCP will take a comprehensive care approach, having conversations around sleep, diet, substance use, and lifestyle that can contribute to mental health challenges. The PCP may suggest a referral to a mental health provider/therapist or another specialist based on the findings.