Mental Health Resources

Grow North aims to support entrepreneurs in more ways than just growing their business. We care for the entrepreneur as a whole and want to support all their needs. Grow North wanted to highlight organizations, events, and companies who are doing great work tackling the critical issue of mental health. There are several resources for both those affected by mental health illness, and for those who are looking to help, so be sure to check them out:




Mental Health first aid

This resource provides an 8-hour course that teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. The training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis.



IMAlive is an Online Crisis Network. The first online network with 100% of its volunteers trained and certified in crisis intervention.

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National Alliance Mental Illness (NAMI) Minnesota

NAMI Minnesota is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and adults with mental illnesses and their families through education, support and advocacy. Provides resources, support groups, education, and several events on a variety of topics throughout the year.

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“Burnout is a state of emotional, mental, and physical exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress. It manifests itself in ways including anxiety, loss of motivation and confidence, and even degradation of physical health. The site was originally built with IT professionals in mind, but the concepts here can apply to many other fields as well.”

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Anxiety in teens

Founded in Minneapolis in 2006, it’s mission is to equip young adults with tools and community to advance emotional wellness. Anxiety in Teens is youth-driven, providing resources, storytelling and events throughout the year.



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HabitAware has created a wearable device that brings awareness to Trichotillomania, Dermatillomania and other Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors, or BFRBs. The “habit-tracker” helps people stop hair pulling, nail biting, and skin picking with a gentle vibration when a user is performing their undesirable behavior. HabitAware was a Minnedemo23 presenter.



Recovree helps those tackling substance use disorders (SUD) by making it easier for peer support specialists to manage workflow and engage with clients to ultimately improve outcomes during and following treatment. The software targets specialists who work with a population who have limited resources and is inclusive of all treatment programs.



Offers a real time service designed to empower individuals with special needs. Vitals improves communications, safety, and interactions with police and emergency responders by helping individuals communicate their specialized needs.

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learn to live

Helps those in need by offering online therapy programs for Stress, Depression and Social Anxiety based on the proven principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).

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Online counseling programs

In addition to information on becoming a licensed counselor, the website contains several comprehensive resources, including The Ultimate Guide to Mental Health Resources for Kids and Teens.


Since 2015, this website has provided researched, fact-based resources for free. Readers can learn about risks of various substances, the latest approaches to treatment and real stories of recovery on They have recently updated their co-occuring disorders page, that discusses different types of co- occurring disorders as well as can provide comprehensive, integrated treatment plans that are designed to fit each individual’s specific health needs. The frequency and intensity of treatment is based on the severity of each mental health condition. You will also find information on spotting the signs and symptoms of substance abuse and hotlines for immediate assistance.