About Us

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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.