About Us

Current Programs and Activities

Current Programs and Activities

MACMH provides parent education and training, Information & Referral and Parent Coaching services, and trains parents in advocacy and leadership skills. In addition, MACMH provides publications and classroom curricula, professional trainings, and an annual conference that provides parents and professionals the opportunity to share the latest research and practices in the field. With the development of the Open-Up Campaign, youth have taken a central role in MACMH’s effort to promote mental well-being and fight stigma through arts based outreach activities.

MACMH Training Services

An important part of our mission is to educate parents about their rights and responsibilities
within the multiple mental health systems. MACMH also trains professionals through MACMH
Training Services (MTS). Trainings and workshops range from an introductory program called
“Early Warning Signs” for educators to advanced trainings for mental health professionals.

Fidgety Fairy Tales

The Mental Health Musical re-imagines familiar fairy tales to raise awareness and reduce the
fear and misunderstanding that surrounds children’s mental health. With great music and a
gentle sense of humor, these hour long shows are fun for the whole family! Scripts have been
reviewed by mental health professionals, parents, and youth with mental health disorders.

Publications, Information and Resources

Current, research-informed information is available on our website (www.macmh.org) and MACMH has created publications specifically for parents of children with mental health disorders and for professionals working with children who have or are at risk of having a mental health disorder. Over 3,000 individual publications were sold (or distributed as part of program activities) during the most recent year. More information about the publications can be found at www.macmh.org. MACMH Advocates also provide information and referral to resources to parents and professionals that call looking for help.

Youth M.O.V.E.

is a youth-led, youth-driven group of leaders passionate about mental health
in the state of Minnesota. Supported by the SAMHSA and Federation for Families, they act
as a statewide chapter advocating for youth mental health awareness in Minnesota.

Infant & Early Childhood Division
The goals of MACMH-IEC include education and advocacy resulting in enhanced, culturally
competent, interdisciplinary, professional capacity to serve infants, young children and their
families. At the heart of this work is the relationship between a child and her or his parents/
caregivers, the primary context within which mental health promotion, screening, assessment
and interventions are provided.