Welcome to RCCMHC!
RCCMHC is a place for you to get information on youth mental health, connections to community resources, hope, and support! Everyone is welcome- all of our services are FREE and we love working with new youth and families!
On this page, we will show you how to find some resources on our website. We will also use this page to announce upcoming events or new resources. Please reach out to say hello. We are here to help!
Parents, Caregivers, and Youth
Hello RCCMHC Families!
My name is Holly Brabeck and I am the Director of Family and Community Engagement here at the Collaborative! I started with the Collaborative in April 2020. I have enjoyed getting to know all of our families. Here at the Collaborative you are never alone!
Mental health is important to me because it has personally affected my life. The stigma associated with mental health matters. I am an advocator by educating the community to see the person for who they are as a person, not for what their diagnosis is. We need to see individuals for who they are because their diagnosis does not define them. Everyone is unique and has a different set of struggles. Each person's story is different and possesses an undeniable amount of strength and courage that should be celebrated when sharing their story. I am here to advocate for you and your child(ren). It is an honor for me to walk alongside you and to have the opportunity to have a spot in your journey.
Please feel free to contact me anytime. I can be reached by clicking the 'email me' button to the right (underneath my picture) or by calling/texting 1-800-565-2575 (see below.)
(800) 565-2575 Texting Line
Do you have a question or need a resource connection? Please text us at (800) 565-2575
You can also sign up to get text message notices about online family trainings, community resources, and care packages etc.
NOTE: this is not a Crisis Line. If you need immediate help, please call the Crisis numbers that are listed below.
Mental Health & Crisis Help
Click on the Crisis Info button to find crisis mental health resources and other ideas to support your child/ family.
Struggling to cope with the stress of daily life, parenting or the new challenges of COVID-19? Worried about family or friends? Concerned you don’t have food or basic supplies? Multi-cultural staff. Spanish, Arabic and Hmong speaking.
Children's Crisis Response (Ramsey County)
Urgent Care for Adult Mental Health
NEW! Search Local Agencies
Visit this page to find a searchable list of local agencies and mental health services. During COVID-19, we are also tracking services that are "Available Now" (no wait times) or "In-Person."
Trainings & Family Events
RCCMHC has added something for every week of the month! Check out our updated Mental Health 101 series, our Extended Learning 2.0, Wellness Wednesdays, Family Nights, and Moodie Mondays (just for youth!) There is something for everyone! Most trainings and events offer gift cards, tangible tools, and community resource connections.
Virtual Resource Events
We are coming together to share resources and services that are available right now (no wait times.) Families can choose to meet with individual agencies and/or resource navigators. We will meet via Zoom.
Next Resource Event:
Tuesday, March 30, 2021 from 4:00-6:00 pm
Community Bulletin Board
Find local and time-sensitive resources for mental health/stress, basic needs, parenting, free food, school, health, jobs and more! Each Bulletin Board is updated with new resources throughout the day.
Do YOU know about a helpful resource--- you can help your community by adding it to the Bulletin Board!
Adult Board (for parents, schools, and local agencies)
Teen Board (for ages 13+)
Youth Board (for kids of all ages)
Family Trainings and Events
Join us for virtual trainings and events or watch recorded trainings on your own. Click on the link to learn more about:
Fun and Respite Events
RCCMHC The Cultural Broker Program is an initiative of the East Side Health and Well-Being Collaborative. A Cultural Broker can link people to culturally responsive supports and resources.
African American Community (651-347-6618)
Rhonda Godfrey firstname.lastname@example.org
Indigenous/Native American Community (651-802-1194)
June Blue June_Blue@aifc.net
Hmong Community (651-470-3210)
Nou Vang email@example.com
Karen Community (651-238-3505)
LwePaw Kacher firstname.lastname@example.org
Latino/a/x Community (612-297-5328)
Jessica Moran email@example.com
RCCMHC partners with Safe Families to provide extra support to parents/caregivers.
Safe Families provides support through local faith communities. This program is FREE and voluntary. “Circles of Support” include online Healing Circles, a resource friend, a family friend, a family coach, a service friend, and a temporary host home if-needed. If a parent/caregiver gets sick with the Coronavirus, Safe Families can help the family think through options and make plans. Families can self-refer. Call 1-888-290-7590 ext 0. (or dial ext 2 for the Safe Families FRIEND LINE)
Mental Health 101 Blog
Check out our new blogs! You will recognize some of our new blog writers as past trainers, family engagement staff, or group leaders from our monthly trainings...
Protecting Your Child's Mental Health in 2020
Lighten Up: Stress Busters for Families During COVID
I Am Not My Diagnosis
How the Brain Works
Family Care Organizer
An "All in One Place" Family Care Organizer can make it easier for you to organize paperwork, keep track of changes, and share information with mental health professionals, doctors, child care, school, and family members etc. Just fill out the forms and save to a folder on Google Drive or to a flashdrive or personal computer.
Coronavirus CALM Family Plan
Click on the button at the right to download our new Familiy Crisis Planning Worksheets for COVID-19. These worksheets can be used with the emergency medical forms and other pages found in our online Family Care Binder (described above.)
A Message From Your Co-Chair, Jacinta Moss
January 1, 2021
Hello RCCMHC Families! I want to welcome new families and say hello to our old families. I can’t wait to see you all again. I miss your beautiful families and running around the Boys and Girls Club with your kids. I hope during this time you are still trying to stay connected with RCCMHC so that we can all support each other and so that you can get the help that your families need. Words can’t even say how much I miss you all. I hope to see more of you on Tuesday nights on Zoom for Family Game Night and education/training events. I hope most parents and kids are getting some self-care and family time and space from each other. I miss you all and can not wait to be seeing y'all beautiful and handsome faces!
Much Love to You All!
Co-Chair Jacinta Moss
Jacinta Moss Co-Chairs the Family Services Committee with Jennifer Forrest. She also serves as a Parent Representative on the RCCMHC Governing Board and is the 2021 Board Chair.
A Message From Your Co-Chair, Jennifer Forrest
January 1, 2021
Hello! My name is Jennifer Forrest. I am your new Co-Chair and am dedicated to advocating for children's mental health. I am happy to see new families and old families over Zoom. I wish it could be in person and hopefully it will be soon! We will get through the challenges together and will rise up together, as a family. I am here to provide resources and support to all of our families.
Co-Chair Jennifer Forrest
Jennifer Forrest Co-Chairs the Family Services Committee with Jacinta Moss. She also serves as a Parent Representative on the RCCMHC Governing Board.
A Message From Your FSC Secretary, Eva Tietz
January 1, 2021
Hello families! I am so excited to spend the next year getting to know all of you better while in the role of FSC Secretary! I look forward to helping everyone stay connected and advocating for the rights and needs of all the children and families in the Collaborative. I enjoy having the opportunity to see the families interacting in monthly Zoom meetings and events, but it is no secret I am totally ready to resume face to face interactions! I hope everyone is taking time to ensure their own mental health is in order by reaching out for assistance and taking daily breaks as needed! We are all here to support one another, that's exactly what drew me to this Collaborative! Again, I am eager to meet you all and get to know those of you I've already met better. Stay safe, stay healthy and know you are loved and appreciated.
Secretary Eva Tietz