Mental Health Advisory Council

 

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.

 

Membership & Terms

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

 

2014 - Meeting Dates

The Rice County Mental Health Local Advisory Council meets the fourth Wednesday of January, February, March, April, May, September and October at Friendship House, 212B Central Avenue in Faribault from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. 

January 22, 2014
February 26, 2014
March 26, 2014
April 23, 2014
May 28, 2014 (May is Mental Health Month. Join us for speakers and activities)
September 24, 2014
October 22, 2014

 

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