National Alliance on Mental Illness

TEXT "NAMI" TO 741741



Dakota County Crisis Response

24 hours / 7 days

(952) 891-7171

(952) 891-7202 TDD


24/7 Crisis Hotline: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Network

1-800-273-TALK (8255) (Veterans, press 1)


Crisis Text Line

Text TALK to 741-741 to text with a trained crisis counselor from the Crisis Text Line for free, 24/7


SAMHSA Treatment Referral Hotline (Substance Abuse)

1-800-662-HELP (4357)


RAINN National Sexual Assault Hotline

1-800-656-HOPE (4673)


National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline



Also visit your:

•            Primary care provider

•            Local psychiatric hospital

•            Local walk-in clinic

•            Local emergency department

•            Local urgent care center



Guidance on Responding to Children’s Crisis Reactions

A National Tragedy: Helping Children Cope (handout from the National Association of School Psychologists [NASP])


Children and Violence (a Health Topics webpage of the National Institute of Mental Health)


Coping With Traumatic Event (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration [SAMHSA])

Tips for Survivors of a Traumatic Event: What to Expect in Your Personal, Family, Work, and Financial Life



Finding Comfort in Books: Publishers Recommend Books for Children Dealing With Crisis and Tragedy (Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators)


Helping Children Cope With Disaster (Federal Emergency Management Agency)


Helping Children Cope With Loss (Mental Health America [formerly NMHA])


Helping Children Cope With Natural Disasters (National Child Care Information and Technical Assistance



Psychological First Aid: Field Operations Guide (U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs manual, with handouts for crisis survivors)


Tips for Helping Students Recovering From Traumatic Events (U.S. Dept. of Education)


Coping With Crisis—Helping Children With Special Needs: Tips for School Personnel and Parents (NASP)


NASP School Safety and Crisis Resources, Crisis Resources in Spanish and Other Languages (NASP)

Minnesota Teen Mental Health Directory available for free, public use regardless of location or age