About Us

About Us

At the Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health (MACMH), we provide education and resources to professionals, families and youth throughout Minnesota and beyond.

Founded in 1989, MACMH is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to promote positive mental health for all infants, children, adolescents and their families.

Family Support

As an organization founded by and for families, our work is anchored in helping families navigate through the journey of raising a child with mental health challenges. We provide free resources, educational opportunities and family coaching services designed to help parents and caregivers support both their children’s mental health as well as their own.

Explore our free COVID-19 resources for families.


Professional Education

In order for children to do better, families and communities must do better—and at the Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health, we recognize the key role that a skilled, ethical, culturally-responsive workforce plays in that equation. By equipping professionals from across disciplines with knowledge and tools for the workplace, we enhance capacity statewide to best serve children and families. 

Check out our current trainings for professionals.


Infant & Early Childhood Professional Development

Grounded in the knowledge that the earliest years are critical in shaping lifelong health and wellbeing, our Infant & Early Childhood Division works to build a multidisciplinary workforce equipped to address the unique needs of children, prenatal to age 6, and their families.

Learn more about our Infant & Early Childhood Division.


Arts Programming

At MACMH, we use art as a vehicle to spread important messages about mental health in accessible, engaging ways. Through our Arts Programming, we work to break the stigma around mental health disorders and change the way mental health is talked about and approached within families, schools and throughout the wider community.

Learn about Fidgety Fairy Tales – The Mental Health Musicals.


Youth Engagement

In order to build systems that effectively promote children’s mental health, young people must have a leading voice at the table. Through our Youth Engagement programming, we amplify the voice, stories and talents of young leaders in an effort to shape programs and policies related to youth mental health across the state.

Learn about Youth MOVE MN.