Just over 4% of Minnesota residents with some form of mental illness have unmet needs when it comes to health care. Four percent might seem small, but the population of Minnesota is around 5.7 million, so that’s around 228,000 people with uncared-for mental illnesses. Making matters worse, one-third of these more-than-a-quarter-million people have unmet health needs due to costs. Throw in the fact that nearly two Minnesota residents die every day of a drug overdose, and there’s a problem. We want to help. The following hotlines are available to all residents of the Land of 10,000 Lakes, and the last two are available nationally. If you or someone you love needs help, please call whichever hotline is most suitable, and please call today.
Minnesota Department of Human Services: Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division
The state DHS contains a division entirely dedicated to helping those who need help with mental health and/or substance abuse. The phone number is 1-651-431-2460. For more localized crisis response, please visit the DHS website’s list of crisis response phone numbers by county by clicking here.
National Rehab Hotline
Available around the clock, 365 days a year, the National Rehab Hotline is free and confidential. An accredited specialist will answer after a few short rings and be there to help you through a substance abuse or mental health crisis. Give them a call at 1-866-210-1303 today.