Mental Health Advisory Council

Meetings


The Local Advisory Council on Mental Health:
The LAC meets at Friendship House from 12:00 (noon) to 1:00 p.m. on the 4th Wednesday of various months.

Following are the meeting dates for 2018:
January 24
February 28
March 28
April 25
May 23 (May is Mental Health Month) (Please join us on a walk for Mental Health Awareness)
We do not meet during the months of summer
September 26
October 24
We also do not meet in November or December

The LAC will continue to meet at the F
riendship House, 310 First Avenue NW, Faribault, MN  55021

Membership


For membership applications or further information, please call Christine Kern at 507-332-6227.

Background


The Comprehensive Mental Health Act of 1987 mandated the establishment of Mental Health Local Advisory Councils in every Minnesota county. Local Advisory Council membership gives voice to individuals who know firsthand the strengths and weaknesses of the mental health system including adults who receive mental health services, those who received services as children, and family members.

Purpose


The purpose of the Local Advisory Council (LAC) is to use the knowledge and experience of a broad range of stakeholders to find ways to improve local mental health services. The LAC provides the Rice County Board of Commissioners with an annual report of unmet mental health needs to be included in the county's mental health plan, and advises the County Board regarding needed mental health services.

Interested consumers and community professionals are welcome to attend our meetings.