Mental Health Support Hotline
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Mental Health Support Hotline

Mental Health Support Hotline

Minneapolis Public Schools has school-based mental health services for students when school is in session.  We continue to think about how we can support our educational community during this time that schools are closed due to COVID-19. 

Students who receive school based mental health services

If your student receives school based mental health services when school is in session, these services are still available when school is closed. Your health care provider should have already reached out to you or you can call your school social worker to get reconnected. School based clinics in the high schools are still providing their services and can also provide mental health services for students.

MPS Mental Health Support Hotline: 612.767.4158

The support line is available from 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. There will be support for multiple languages.

MPS is partnering with Watercourse Counseling Center to create a telephone support line for our school community.  

For students, family, or staff, links to services and resources will be provided as well as being able to talk to a therapist.

If a student or family needs more continuous support, the therapist can make a referral to the student’s social worker to connect the family to school staff or school based mental health support through virtual mental health teams.

Hennepin County support lines

If someone in your family is experiencing a mental health crisis, please call the Hennepin County Crisis teams:

  • COPE Team works with ages 18+:  612-596-1223
  • Child Crisis Team works with ages 17 and under: 612-348-2233

Hennepin County services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year for anyone in crisis in Hennepin County.

Currently, they are providing:

  • Phone screening, assessment and intervention for adults and children
  • Suicide Prevention and Intervention and Safety Planning