Mental Health Collaboration Hub

In August of 2022, the Metro Health & Medical Coalition hosted the first Mental Health Collaboration phone call with 32 mental health professionals and hospital staff.  Today, the weekly call continues because it is the “special sauce” in “Getting to YES!”  for these children that board in the Emergency Department across the state of MN.

The Mental Health Collaboration Hub has helped over 200 youth in behavioral health boarding situation s get connected to mental health treatment providers and safe support in the community.

Today, we have data that paints a picture of the current situation, the gap in care locations, staff and resources needed to meet the needs of these children in a safe appropriate environment.  This data has been used to inform public policy, which was one of the goals in 2022.