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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 advises the Governor, Legislature and state departments on policies, programs and services affecting adults with mental illnesses and children with emotional disturbances according to M.S. 245.697. It also serves as the state’s Planning Council under federal law. The state law requires the Council to have a Subcommittee on Children's Mental Health. The Council and Subcommittee each have approximately 30 members representing a broad array of stakeholders, including individuals who have received or are receiving mental health services, their families, advocates, providers, state department representatives, county social services representatives and elected officials.
Membership Openings
The State Advisory Council has openings for:
A consumer of mental health services
A family member of an adult with a mental illness
A parent of a child with an emotional disturbance
A county commissioner from the Twin Cities metro area
A family physician
The Children’s Subcommittee has openings for:
Parents of a child with an emotional disturbance
A person knowledgeable about the needs of children with emotional disturbances of minority races and cultures
A county commissioner from the Twin Cities and a commissioner from Greater Minnesota
For applications, go to: http://www.sos.state.mn.us/index.aspx?page=5
Individuals are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
Feel free to contact Bruce Weinstock at Bruce.Weinstock@state.mn.us or 651-431-2249 if you have any questions.
For more information on the State Advisory Council on Mental Health and Subcommittee on Mental Health, please click on the tabs above.

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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