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The Minnesota State Advisory Council on Mental Health is a 30 citizen group, appointed by the governor, representing consumers, family members, advocates, providers, elected officials, state department representatives and others from around the state.

Minnesota State Advisory Council on Mental Health
Subcommittee on Children’s Mental Health
The State Advisory Council on Mental Health and Subcommittee on Children’s Mental Health are seeking individuals who are interested in making recommendations to the Governor and legislature on mental health policies, programs, and services.
The open positions on the State Advisory Council are:
• Consumers of mental health services
• Family members of an adult with a mental illness
• A parent of a child with an emotional disturbance
• A provider of mental health services
• A representative of the discipline of social work
• A representative of the discipline of psychiatry
• A representative of the discipline of marriage and family therapy
• A county social services director
• A county commissioner from the Twin Cities metro area
• A family physician
• A representative from the Minnesota House of Representatives
• A representative from the Minnesota State Senate
The Children’s Subcommittee has openings for:
• Parents of a child with an emotional disturbance
• Persons knowledgeable about the needs of children with emotional disturbances of minority races and cultures
• A present or former consumer of adolescent mental health services
• A provider of mental health services to pre-adolescent children
• A provider of mental health services to adolescent children
• A hospital-based provider of children’s mental health services
• A representative of an advocacy group for children with emotional disturbances
• A county commissioner from the Twin Cities and a commissioner from Greater Minnesota
The Council and Subcommittee meet at the Department of Human Services Elmer L. Andersen Building in St. Paul on the first Thursday of each month, excluding July and December. Each body has work groups that precede the full meetings. Members are paid a $55 per diem if not otherwise paid for their time. There also is reimbursement for mileage and other expenses.
Terms on the Council and Subcommittee are four years. The Governor appoints Council members, and the Council Chair appoints Subcommittee members.
For applications or other information contact Shelley.White@state.mn.us, or directly apply with the Secretary of State at: http://www.sos.state.mn.us/index.aspx?page=5.
The deadline for applications is January 27, however State Advisory Council applications will be received until the appointments are made.
Additional information is located on the State Advisory Council website at http://mentalhealth.dhs.state.mn.us.

Other State of MN Links
•  MN Department of Human Services
•  Minnesota State Legislature
•  MN Mental Health Action Group

Related Links
•  Minnesota Mental Health Advisory Councils' Online Collaborative Tool
•  National Mental Health Information Center
(Formerly known as Knowledge Exchange Network (KEN)
•  Presidentĵs New Freedom Commission on Mental Health
•  National Assoc of Mental Health Planning and Advisory Councils
•  ADS Center Resource Center
(Addresses Discrimination and Stigma)
•  Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
(SAMHSA)
•  Evidence-Based Practices


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