Mental Health Crisis Text Line Available 24/7
Minnesota’s suicide prevention and mental health crisis texting services are now available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. People who text “MN” to 741-741 will be connected to Crisis Text Line.
Holiday Meal boxes for adults through Minneapolis Public Schools
Families that pick-up student meals from Minneapolis Public Schools will be able to pick-up a free holiday meal box
for adults over the two weeks of winter break.
Unemployment for high school students
COVID has impacted high school students in the workforce too. Minnesota does not allow high school students to collect unemployment but the courts ordered DEED to pay federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance to high school students who lost their jobs. This must be done by December 25!
Instructions on how impacted students can complete an application at this website
or or more information visit YouthPrise
Packing Your Backpack with Coping Tools: Supporting Students & Building Family Resilience During the Pandemic
Offered by Minnesota Association for Children's Mental Health
In this 1 1/2 hour webinar, Lauren Marlotte, PsyD,
covers the importance of family resilience and coping skills to support student success and wellbeing. Caregivers and educators will learn strategies they can use to promote their own wellness and be responsive to children, both in and out of school.
Free Drop-in Grief Support Group
This is a grief support group that is open to anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one, no matter the relationship. This is a virtual group and will meet using the platform Zoom. You can attend by telephone only and/or with video. The group will incorporate education and information about grief, opportunities to learn how to engage with your grief, and provide a supportive setting to share your grief experience and meet others who are navigating loss.
This group is free and open to the public. Registration is required to obtain the access information for Zoom. Once registered, participants will be provided with a meeting number and password. For more information click here, contact Melissa Schmidt at Melissa.email@example.com or call 763-581-4265.
If you have a specific need and would like help finding resources please feel free to contact the following staff, we would like to talk with you;
Heidi Jaeger, Social Worker firstname.lastname@example.org
Joclyn Tiedt, Social Worker email@example.com
Anna Walters, School Counselor firstname.lastname@example.org