Adult Mental Health
Minnesota’s publicly provided mental health system, as reflected in the Minnesota Comprehensive Mental Health Acts, is a comprehensive Department of Human Services (DHS) supervised and county-administered system providing a range of services for eligible persons. Counties act as the local mental health authority. A wide “menu” of services are provided by State, county and private providers.
St. Louis County Adult Mental Health (Targeted) Case Management is a voluntary service provided to a qualified person 18 years of age or older who is in need of assistance in a variety of areas such as managing mental health symptoms, mental health resources, employment, housing, social connections, family relations and other co-occurring conditions. To qualify for Mental Health Case Management a person must have a “serious and persistent mental illness (SPMI)” (see definitions below) documented by a current diagnostic assessment done by a mental health professional OR be willing to have a diagnostic assessment after your intake. There are related services for qualifying individuals who have a mental health diagnosis but do not meet the eligibility for SPMI.
A Mental Health Case Manager can help you design and reach your mental health recovery goals, make necessary referrals, monitor your progress, and coordinate the various services to link you with what you need based on your goals.
Contact: In the Duluth area call 218-726-2222 for information about services. In Virginia, Hibbing or Ely call 218-749-7128 or 800-450-9777 for information or visit the Public Health & Human Service office nearest you to complete an application for service.
To learn more about Adult Mental Health Services in Minnesota visit the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS)- Adult Mental Health website.