Mental Health


Chisago County Health and Human Services Behavioral Health Unit is dedicated to improving the quality of lives of those affected by mental illness. We strive to empower individuals and families to direct their care and delivery of services based on individual need. We believe in recovery, person-centered and strength based treatment and support.

Region and County Survey Results for Strengths and Unmet needs for Mental Health Services

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Crisis Hotline

If you or someone you know is in crisis, please call our toll free crisis line at 1-800-523-3333. If there is a life threatening emergency, call 911.

Online Mental Health Provider Resources Available

2-1-1 is a nationwide service connecting millions of people to help every year. To get help, you can search for local resources online, through your local 2-1-1 provider or simply call 2-1-1.

Fast-Tracker is an online mental health resource site, is available. Mental health providers, care coordinators, and consumers can go to Fast-Tracker to search for community mental health providers and information with a real-time, searchable directory of mental health resources and their availability within Minnesota.

Fast-Tracker provides a companion service to the Minnesota Mental Health Access, the online service offered by the Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) and the Department of Human Services (DHS) that provides information on available acute care and community based mental and behavioral health services.

HousingLink's mission is "to improve people's lives through information expanding their affordable rental choices." There are over 45,000 searches each month for affordable rental housing on their website. They also publish the status of subsidized housing waiting lists in the Twin Cities through the Housing Authority Waiting List.

Renters and service agencies also use Housing Tips and training is provided to solve housing problems. Staff at human service agencies in Minnesota use HousingLink's resources to help their clients overcome barriers to their housing search, and to answer questions about subsidized housing programs in Minnesota.

Landlords and property managers use HousingLink to advertise their rental housing openings for free. This expands the housing and neighborhood choices to renters in Minnesota.

Finally, HousingLink conducts research that is used by policymakers and research organizations to shape affordable housing policy in the Twin Cities and the State of Minnesota.

NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and adults with mental illnesses and their families. For over 40 years, NAMI Minnesota has worked to promote the development of community mental health programs and services, change public attitudes about mental illnesses, improve access to services and increase opportunities for recovery.

Minnesota Help The resource database contains information on the community services individuals and communities need to sustain and improve their daily lives--health care and childcare, job training, education and recreation, retirement, disability and social service information. This directory contains information on nonprofit and public health and human service programs and some for-profit programs such as housing.

Region 7E Mental Health Website The East Central Adult Mental Health Initiative is a coalition of Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs and Pine Counties. The purpose of the information provided here is intended to serve our communities as a regional resource promoting awareness and to provide information about mental health issues.

Riverwood Information

Effective July 1, 2022 we will no longer be accepting requests for records from Riverwood. The date of destruction has passed.

Crisis Banner Text MN to 741741

Text MN to 741741

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 741741 will be connected to Crisis Text Line. Crisis Text Line handles 50,000 messages per month and over 20 million messages since 2013 from across the U.S., connecting people to local resources in their community. For callers who are the most in distress, average wait times for a response is only 39 seconds.