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LOCAL ADVISORY COUNCILS

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A Local Mental Health Advisory Council (LAC) offers individuals, parents, families, and providers the opportunity to make a real difference in how mental health care is provided in their community. It offers county and state policy makers the wisdom of those who experience mental health concerns first-hand. The goal of Local Advisory Councils (LACs) is to utilize the knowledge of diverse groups of individuals in order to improve mental health services in their area.

Gathering many voices to discuss issues related to mental health provides a variety of perspectives, experiences and ideas. Hearing different points of view promotes useful discussions, meaningful input, and encourages problem solving. Successful LACs work to incorporate many voices, including voices of individuals who have a lived mental health experiences and their families. They also maintain a thoughtful and inclusive approach to discussions focused on solutions and implementation of creative ideas for their communities. ALL ARE WELCOME.

DOUGLAS COUNTY MEETINGS

WHEN: 3rd Thursday of the month at 2:30 to 3:30

WHERE: Douglas County Social Services, 809 Elm Street, Alexandria MN

GRANT/POPE COUNTY MEETINGS

WHEN: 3rd Tuesday of the month from 11:00 a.m. to 12 p.m.

WHERE: Alternates between Elbow Lake and Glenwood

  • Elbow lake:  Grant County Offices 2nd floor conference room
            15 Central Ave N, Elbow Lake MN
  • Glenwood: Western Prairie Human Services
              2111 MN-28, Glenwood MN

TRAVERSE COUNTY MEETINGS

WHEN: September 21, 2023, at 9:30 a.m. (Meeting quarterly – dates TBD at each meeting)

WHERE: Via Zoom

STEVENS COUNTY MEETINGS

WHEN: 2nd Thursday of the month from 3 pm to 4 p.m.

WHERE: Morris Public Library, 102 E 6th St, Morris, MN 56267

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