"There comes a point where we need to stop just pulling people out of the river.
We need to go upstream and find out why they're falling in."
We have been following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and local health authorities to ensure we do our part to reduce introduction of the virus into new communities, and to slow the spread of infection in communities already affected by the virus.
In the interest of the public health and the safety of the community, at this time all classes and events are postponed to a later date. We empathize and understand the importance of our mission to bring support to those in need, therefore we will continue to communicate as more information becomes available from the national and state response to this crisis.
In the meantime, please reach out to your neighbor, friends, and family to see how you can help them with tasks or errands, as well as utilize these supportive resources below should you be experiencing feelings of fear or desperation and need to talk to someone.
MN Peer Support Connection Warmline
If you're feeling depressed, lonely, or simply need to talk to someone who can relate?
1-844-739-6369, 5pm-9am Everyday
NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE 1-800-273-8255 (TALK)
CRISIS TEXT LINE: Text MN to 741741, available 24/7
Look to www.namihelps.org to find support groups that are meeting online.
An organization built for those struggling with addiction, trauma, mental wellness and recovery issues, run by those who have lived experiences in all these areas...State Certified as Peer Support Specialists, ready to provide support, guidance and education. To you, your family, and our community, in safe and non-judgmental spaces throughout Minnesota.
Mutual support—including the sharing of experiential knowledge and skills and social learning—plays an invaluable role in recovery.
People encouraging and engaging other people in recovery and providing each other with a sense of belonging, supportive relationships, valued roles, and community.
These we believe to be the building blocks of Recovery:
Build Connection. Foster Purpose. Inspire Hope.
Recovery provides the essential motivating message of a better future—that people can and do overcome the barriers and obstacles that confront them. It not only benefits individuals by focusing on their abilities to live, work, learn, and fully participate in our society, but also enriches the texture of American community life. Hope is internalized; but can be fostered by peers, families, friends, providers, and others. And building the 'Heart and Mind Connection' is the catalyst of our process.
This organization is a public charity described in Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3). All funds received are used for one or more of the purposes specified in section 170(c)(2)(B) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 or corresponding provisions of any subsequent federal tax law. EIN: 82-3459881
The Heart and Mind Connection© is a Peer-run, veteran and woman owned 501(c)(3) non-profit organization
dedicated to mental health and substance use recovery, advocacy and awareness.
Our mission is to develop connection, foster purpose and empower ourselves and others struggling with hope,
through education, suicide prevention programming and legislative activism.
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