Mental Health Advisory Council


The Local Advisory Council on Mental Health:

The Rice County Mental Health Local Advisory Council meets at Friendship House, 310 1st Avenue NW Faribault, MN 55021 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of January, February, March, April and May. May is Mental Health Month. Please join us for speakers and activities. We break for the Summer months and meet again in September and October, then break for the holidays in November & December.

Following are the meeting dates for 2020:

January 22, 2020
February 26, 2020
March 25, 2020
April 22, 2020
May 27, 2020
September 23, 2020
October 28, 2020


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


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.


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.