Child and Teen
Mental Health Resources
There are many services and supports to help youth and families understand and manage mental health challenges. But, finding those services and getting connected with them can feel confusing, overwhelming, and frustrating!
On this page you will find contact information for county, school, and local mental health providers.
Need help getting started in your search?
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Start with your Child's Medical Doctor
You know your child best. When your child's behavior or emotions suddenly change or if your child's emotions or behaviors seem different from his/ her peers; you may want to speak to your child's doctor.
Arrange a complete physical for your child to rule out illness or physical causes. Ask for a referral if needed. Call your health insurance provider to check what services and providers are covered under your plan.
Ask Ramsey County Children’s Mental Health
Case Management Services can help you figure out what your child needs, help you can connect with community resources, and help you decide if more services are needed. 651-266-4486
Project Assist provides screening, assessment, diagnosis, brief intervention and arrangement of ongoing services. 651-266-7870
Uninsured or Under-insured
Call 651-297-3862 – Minnesota Health Care Programs
Call 651-266-4444 – Ramsey County Health and Wellness
Reach out to Local Agencies for Mental Health Services & Supports
Use the search tab at the top of the blue chart to find resources by key word.
Are you confused about the different kinds of providers and therapies? Learn more here
Partner with Your Child's School
Schools can be a very helpful resource. Schools are not mental health providers but they do serve children with mental health challenges and they often have connections with mental health providers and other community supports. Depending on the capacity of your child's school district, there may also be school-linked or school-based mental health professionals who can support your child. Call the Special Education / Student Services/ EBD office in your child's school district to find the resources and supports that will help your child succeed at school!
Explore Other Services to Support Your Child and Family
Visit our Basic Needs Resources page to find a list of local agencies that support youth and familiy wellbeing. Search the different categories of services/ supports.