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Grading the States 2006: Minnesota


Report Card

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Spending, Income, & Rankings



National Rank

Per Capita Mental Health Spending



Per Capita Income



Total Mental Health Spending (in millions)



Suicide Rank

Recent Innovations

  • Collaboration between State Mental Health Authority and multiple agencies to provide services
  • Evidence-based practices, particularly Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) and supported employment
  • Increased supportive housing options
  • CIT and mental health courts

Urgent Needs

  • Funding for direct mental health services and related services, such as vocational rehabilitation
  • Preserve access to medications
  • Ensure adequate inpatient beds while making transition to county-run, community-based services

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More Information

Grading the States 2006: Minnesota - Narrative
Read the full narrative from NAMI's report on Minnesota's health care system for serious mental illness

Grading the States 2006: Minnesota - Score Card
View the details of how Minnesota scored on the criteria used by NAMI in evaluating its health care system for serious mental illness.

Other Resources

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State & Local NAMIs
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Grading the States 2006 Online Discussion
Share your comments, reactions, personal stories and ideas around NAMI's report on the state of America's health care system for serious mental illness.

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