Community Resources

The following mental health crisis services are available in this community in addition to plans we may have developed in therapy:

Twin Cities Crisis Line 
**CRISIS (274747) (cell phones only)

Dakota County Crisis Response Unit
952-891-7171

Scott & Carver Counties Crisis Intervention
952-442-7601

Ramsey County Mental Health Crisis
651-266-7900

Hennepin County Crisis Intervention
612-873-3161

Sexual Violence Center
612-871-5111

Crisis Text Line
741741

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
800-273-8255

United Way, First Call for Help
211

Police/Fire/Medical/Mental Health Emergency
911

Dr. Piccolino’s Recommended Reading

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Dr. Piccolino’s Recommended Videos

Brené Brown: The Power of Vulnerability
In this poignant, funny TED talk, Brené Brown shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity.

Brené Brown:  Listening to Shame
Shame is an unspoken epidemic, the secret behind many forms of broken behavior. In this TED talk, Brené Brown explores what can happen when people confront their shame head-on. Her own humor, humanity and vulnerability shine through every word.

Nadine Burke-Harris:  How Childhood Trauma Affects Health Across a Lifetime
Childhood trauma isn’t something you just get over as you grow up. In this TED talk, Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris explains that the repeated stress of abuse, neglect and parents struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues has real, tangible effects on the development of the brain. This unfolds across a lifetime, to the point where those who’ve experienced high levels of trauma are at triple the risk for heart disease and lung cancer.

Are you having a panic/anxiety attack? Stop it with guided relaxation.
This 20 minute video guides you through a panic/anxiety attack to help you get to a peaceful state of mind. She coaches you through breathing techniques and provides information about panic attacks in a calm voice.

Dr. Piccolino’s Favorite Links

Calm
Calm is a website and app that helps you meditate and be calm. It offers free peaceful images and sounds by which to meditate, as well as guided exercises for learning how to meditate and exercises, such as a body scan.

APA Help Center
The APA Help Center has numerous articles about mental health issues, family & work stress, coping with disasters, and even using your health insurance.

National Institute of Mental Health
A good source for a variety of information and publications on mental health, sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health, a division of the National Institutes of Health.

SAMHSA
The National Mental Health Information Center is a component of the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Mental health statistics, mental health topics and resources are just some of the information available on this site.

NAMI-MN Chapter
Website for the MN chapter of National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). They offer support, education and advocacy for individuals with mental illness and their families.

Anxiety Disorders Association of America
Includes useful information to help you understand the different types of anxiety disorders.

Freedom From Fear
Website of Freedom From Fear, a national non-profit advocacy organization for people with mental illness. It has useful information about anxiety and depression, as well as screening questionnaires.

Gift From Within
A nonprofit organization for survivors of trauma providing support, educational materials, and information about the effects of trauma.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
Information on depression and bipolar disorder, including screening tools and a wellness tracker that helps you to better recognize potential health problems and mood triggers in your daily life.

The Gottman Relationship Institute
The Gottmans are world renowned for research on healthy relationships. Their website provides information about relationships and parenting.

Alcoholics Anonymous-Minneapolis
AA Greater Minneapolis Intergroup website contains information about AA, local meetings, and a phone number to talk to someone in recovery 24 hours a day.

Alcoholics Anonymous-St. Paul
AA St. Paul & Suburban Area Intergroup website contains information about AA, local meetings, and a phone number to talk to someone in recovery 24 hours a day.

Alanon/Alateen
This website for the local chapter of Alanon/Alateen provides information about meetings and other resources when someone you love has a drinking problem.