A North Dakota coalition advocating for consumer-driven mental health services, The Mental Health Advocacy Network (MHAN) calls for immediate solutions to gaps in services.
MHAN advocates for direct involvement of consumers and families, veterans and those from rural communities in shaping prevention, intervention, service planning and delivery.
MHAN believes that there is value in the work being done by individuals, communities and legislators to improve services, however, we feel that these efforts don’t go far enough to prevent the loss of life.
MHAN believe that the mental health system in North Dakota is in crisis.

Peer to Peer and Family to Family support.  There are evidence based mutual support programs proven highly effective and fiscally efficient.

Consumer Choice.  A voucher system or like model ti allow consumer choice and access to services in the private sector.

Diversion from correction systems.  A top priority in systemic planning efforts, prevention, early intervention and treatment are important.

A zero reject model.  Consumers and families can provide solid input to core services, but adequate state funding is needed.

Independent and impartial grievance and appeal procedures.  Mental health providers should not review themselves.

Access to a full and functional continuum of care that provides options for services in our communities.

Mental Health Advocacy Network Podcast Episode 3: An Analysis of the North Dakota Mental Health Crisis Response Sys (Part 2)

by Mental Health Advocacy Network