Region V+ Mental Health Initiative

Greater State of Mind

A region-wide mental health needs assessment conducted June to September 2021


Our results are in – join us online Oct. 28, 2021

Posted Oct. 12, 2021

Back in June, we invited leaders in local government, tribes, schools, community organizations, and mental health care providers in our central-Minnesota region to participate in a mental health needs assessment – the Greater State of Mind project.

This assessment is complete and we’re ready to share the results, recommendations, and next steps.

What: Greater State of Mind: Results & Recommendations Sharing

Where: Zoom

When: Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021. No RSVP or reservation needed – simply join the session that works best for you

Why: To work together to strengthen our region-wide mental health system and boost community well-being

Learn more about this project >

The Greater State of Mind Advisory Group

You might know someone on our Advisory Group. This group helps us plan and will help share the findings. These people represent the key stakeholders in the mental health service community and can represent the needs of the towns and counties in which they work.

  • Kami Genz, Aitkin County, Community Corrections Director
  • Kara Griffin, Crow Wing County, Programs Manager
  • Tami Lueck, Crow Wing County, Adult Services Division Manager
  • Michael Steinbeisser, Todd County, Social Services Supervisor
  • Jim Exsted, Baxter Police Department, Chief
  • Cheryl Turcotte, Minnesota Office of the Ombudsman, Ombudsman
  • Duffy Craft, Artesian Homes, General Manager
  • Melissa George-Humphrey, Leech Lake Behavioral Health-Human Services, Clinical Director
  • Kevin Edwards, Northern Pines Mental Health Center, Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Team
  • Dr. David Anderholm, Northern Psychiatric Associates, Psychiatrist
  • Charitie Herbst, Sourcewell, Community Solutions
  • Danielle Wadsworth, Sourcewell, Regional Contract Specialist & Region 5+ AMHI Program Coordinator
  • Mike Willie, Sourcewell, Regional Transitional Specialist
  • Lisa Worden, Sourcewell, School Liaison

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