In 1995, the Minnesota legislature passed legislation authorizing pilot projects that would result in systemic
change in the delivery of mental health services for adults with serious and persistent mental illness. The Region IV
South Mental Health Initiative is one of the 15 projects statewide that are involved in redesigning and implementing
improved systems for delivering mental health services in communities.
May is Mental Health Month
Please join us on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 2:00 p.m.
We will meet at Big Ole and walk to City Hall and return to Big Ole.
Participants will receive a free T-Shirt. Please call Julie at 320-491-7134 or 320-763-8643 to order your T-shirt.
Water will be provided during the walk and cookies afterwards.
Please join us to help break the stigma surrounding Mental Illness!
More than ninety people gathered at the Broadway Ballroom Event Center in Alexandria on October 12, 2012 to discuss the current and future condition of mental health services in Minnesota, and in the five-county region. Included in the discussion was a panel of eleven regional Minnesota State legislators and legislative candidates. The panel spent several hours discussing the issues with attendees and listening to the personal stories of people whose lives have been affected, in some way, by mental illness.
Click here for a full description and to view videos
Legislator Response Videos
A few of the legislators and legislative candidates did brief interviews responding to the Day at Home event.
Region IV South includes the west central Minnesota counties of Douglas, Grant, Pope, Stevens, and Traverse.
The Adult Mental Health Initiatives, administered by the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS), give
local mental health authorities the ability to design a community-based delivery system to meet their needs and
entrust them to accomplish them.
A Place of Our Own
A Mental Health Travelogue
Join us for a guided tour of the Community Partners mental health drop-in center in Glenwood, Minnesota.
Click here for to view the three-part video series.