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Discovering best practices for excellence in wellness and recovery.

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MCAMH is devoted to teaching recovery-oriented clinical practices that are grounded in science. We are committed to supporting recovery for everyone affected by mental illness and substance use disorders. A recovery-oriented approach ensures that individuals with a serious mental illness, substance use or co-occurring disorders have the relapse prevention skills needed for successful and sustainable recovery.

MNCAMH works one-on-one with agencies to identify strengths and gaps and tailor flexible training packages that are responsive to the unique needs and goals of each agency. Our research and training enhances the work of:

  • Mental Health and Substance-Use Practitioners
  • Service Providers
  • Agency Administrators and Policy Makers
  • Educators

MNCAMH is supported by funds from the Minnesota Department of Human Services Behavioral Health Division


Substance abuse affects more than 24 million Americans. MNCAMH is proud to support the UMN Grand Challenge Research Initiative, bringing together researchers to take on one of the nation’s biggest challenges: ending addiction.

At MNCAMH, we are driven to end addiction from a psychosocial angle. Our training and research helps Minnesota’s clinical workforce become better equipped to support individuals experiencing mental health, substance use and co-occurring disorders. By developing and disseminating research and empirically based practices, MNCAMH is helping to prevent, reduce and end the progression of addiction and mental illness.

Learn more about the Grand Challenge initiative here.


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A diverse community of practitioners has used MNCAMH training to improve the quality of service provided. Check back for more information about how many have benefited from our resources.

MNCAMH Featured in the 2016 “Results First Adult Mental Health Report”

A 2016 report by Minnesota Management and Budget (MMB) highlights the value of MNCAMH in advancing evidence-based services. Since its inception, MNCAMH has emerged as the State’s leading provider of IMR training, which has been has “proven effective” at reducing psychiatric symptoms, hospitalizations and suicidal ideation, while increasing employment. Every $0.30 spent providing IMR services leads to an estimated $1.10 in state taxpayer benefits.