The Northwestern Mental Health Center provides an array of services to individuals and families in response to the mental health needs in northwestern Minnesota, and as a part of the requirements of participating counties in fulfilling requirements for mental health service delivery contained in Minnesota statutes. The purpose of those services is to:
Prevent the emergence of mental health problems
To provide early intervention to limit the impact of problems, and
To treat serious mental health problems in order to reduce or eliminate long-term difficulties for dysfunction for individuals and families.
We are a private, nonprofit corporation owned by the counties of Kittson, Marshall, Mahnomen, Norman, Polk, and Red Lake. Our program is governed by a Board of Directors appointed by the county boards of each county, members of those boards serving as members of the corporation. Two additional community at-large members and a representative of county social service directors also serve on the governing board of the Northwestern Mental Health Center, Inc.