Children's Mental Health Services

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Ramsey County’s children's mental health services area coordinates an extensive network of assessment, treatment and supportive services for children and teens with mental health needs. These services include:

  • Crisis intervention.
  • Diagnostic assessments.
  • Early intervention.
  • Case management.
  • Case services for youth involved with the court system.

Children’s mental health services are aimed at supporting and improving children's emotional well-being and development, their relationships with family and friends, and their ability to get along with others and function effectively at home, in school and in the community.

The mental health issues that children might experience include the following:

  • Having difficult relationships with peers or adults.
  • Controlling anger or aggression.
  • Managing worries or other troubling thoughts or feelings.
  • Being able to pay attention or focus.
  • Feeling sad or worthless.
  • Engaging in risky or self-injurious behavior.
  • Coping with significant losses, traumas or other major life events and changes.

Crisis services

Case management and early intervention