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Posted on: November 17, 2023

Washington County mental health advisory council seeking members

Mental Health Advisory Council

The Washington County Mental Health Initiative Advisory Council is looking for members.

Join a session in-person or virtually for a question-and-answer informational session to see if it would be a good fit. The in-person option is 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12, at the Government Center, 14949 62nd St. N. in Stillwater. The virtual option will be 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14. Find the Teams link here.

Interested residents may contact Connie Tanner, senior planner, at 651-430-5148 or for information or to be sent a link for the virtual meeting.

What is the Adult Mental Health Initiative Council?

The Adult Mental Health Initiative Advisory Council will gather input about services provided to adults with serious and persistent mental illnesses. The advisory council will seek to improve the adult mental health continuum of care in Washington County by focusing on the outcomes, access, and cultural responsiveness of these services.

What does it take to be a member?

People who are passionate about mental health services and supports, service equity, and access. Some

examples include:

  • People with a lived experience of mental illness, including current and former recipients of mental health services.
  • Family members of those experiencing serious and persistent mental illness.
  • Local Mental Health Advisory Council (LAC) representatives.
  • Providers of mental health and related services within the geographical region.
  • State and county representatives.
  • Managed care organization representatives.
  • Housing-related partners and supported employment partners.
  • Law enforcement partners.
  • Cultural liaisons/advocates for all communities in Washington County.

It is expected that meetings will be conducted six times a year, with them being once every other month in the first year.