Kasson Mental Health Initiative

If you are in crisis and need emergency assistance, call 9-1-1 or Crisis Response of SE Minnesota at (844) 274-7472.

Texting more your thing? Text HOME to 741741 to be connected to the Crisis Text Line.

Mental Health Awareness Video - Episode 2 published 5/5/2021

Mental Health Awareness Video - Episode 1 published 12/23/2020

Fernbrook Family Center 

Free 1 hour consultation. Call 507-446-0431

Let them know you are calling from Kasson and were referred by the Kasson Mental Health Initiative.

Kasson Education Series by Fernbrook
Click the links for a description of the classes below.   These are presented by Haeli Gerardy, MA – Fernbrook Family Center Family Engagement Specialist.  Dates are TBA as more information becomes available. 

Licking is the Same as Handwashing, Right? Parenting in the Age of COVID

 Link: https://youtu.be/-ngxptEGM5c

Audience: Caregivers of children (e.g., parents, stepparents, grandparents, foster parents, family members)

Content level: Beginner/Introductory

Description: Participants will be reminded of the importance of self-care, self-compassion, and being “good enough” during these difficult times while learning parenting tips in a judgement-free manner from a parent who’s trying to figure it all out, too.

How to Support Our Youth

Link: https://youtu.be/OOd3qdxXan8

Audience: Adult community members who have a role in a child or adolescent’s life (e.g., parents, grandparents, aunts/uncles, foster parents, teachers, child care providers, youth leaders)

Content level: Beginner/Introductory

Description: Participants will learn positive strategies to support children’s emotional and mental well-being, as based in interpersonal neuroscience and developmental psychology, with real-life examples to support understanding.

As with the other presentations, recordings will be available to watch on YouTube afterwards

NAMI Southeast Minnesota is proud to bring you classes on suicide prevention.  This class will teach three steps anyone can learn to help prevent suicide.  The skills you learn you will help you help someone who may be suicidal; including the common causes of suicidal behavior, warning signs of suicide, and how to get help for someone in crisis.

The City of Kasson is bringing you these free classes.  Class size is limited to 30 individuals and families.  Registration is required.  To register for the class click on the link.

Or register at:    NAMI Southeast Minnesota at www.namisemn.org

If you have question please reach out to NAMI Southeast Minnesota at 507-287-1692 

The Trevor Project at the trevorproject.org        

Suicide / Talk Hotline 1-866-488-7386      or          Text     START to 678-678

Meaningful Steps Counseling, LLC   Ellie Freerksen
Each week, on Wednesdays, Ellie will provide free counseling services to those who are unable to pay. All the client has to do is reach out to her through email or phone and she will add them to her schedule. Ellie can also take appointments through her facebook page and website.




Zumbro Valley Health – Josh Jensen
QPR is an evidenced based practice in which attendees are educated on warning signs and clues for suicide, how to ask someone if they are having thoughts about suicide, how to persuade someone to get help and how to make an effective referral.