Here is a look back to our 2021 Conference


Hello! Welcome and thank you for attending the 2021 Virtual Make a Difference Conference. As you already know, there was a lot of excellent and valuable information provided over this year's 3 night event. Here are some links and resources in case you would like to learn more:


Twitter: @teambeardown

Insta: @team.bear.curling

Facebook: Team Bear – USA Curling

If you would like more information from "Body night" please reach out to YIA coordinator, Tyler @


What can you do within your community/school to support mental health?:

How to apply to MN Youth Council: 


Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)

Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

A Friend Asks (App for iPhone and Android)Domestic Violence: 1-800-799-SAFE (1-800-799-7233)

Runaway and Homeless Youth: 1-800-RUNAWAY (1-800-786-2929)

Mental Health Clinics/Service:

Mental Health Helpline: receive connections to care referrals across Minnesota. Call 800.862.1799 or email:

Minnesota Association for Children's Mental Health (MACMH): Offering a new, free Caregiver Resources Library designed to help parents, caregivers and family members support both their children's mental health as well as their own. Create free login

Cornerstone Youth Advocacy and Support: Free, confidential emotional support to youth ages 13-24 via Telehealth telehealth ages 13-21. 

Youth Advocacy website or email:

Open Path Psychotherapy CollectiveAffordable therapy (find a therapist in your area).

Minnesota Community Care: Provide affordable mental health care. You can make an appointment by calling 651-602-7500. 24-Hour Careline: 612-333-2229

Lee Carlson Center (offers Telehealth option). 763-780-3036.

Locate local mental health clinics by address, city, or zip code.

Walk-In Counseling Center: Nonprofit that offers free and anonymous remote counseling for individuals and families. Services by phone or video. No insurance needed! Services for Spanish and Hmong speakers available.

Mental Health Connect Navigator: Complete short online form to connect to a mental health navigator who can connect you to various supports and services.

Trans Lifeline: Peer support service run by trans people, for trans and questioning callers (Spanish option available). Also offers family and friends hotline that provides help in supporting a trans loved one. 877-565-8860

MN Mental Health Providers of Color Database created by Larry Yang

Wilder Foundation: therapy for children of all ages (birth to 17): 651-280-231

Black Mental Health Resources:

Therapy for Black Girls: (find a therapist in your area).

Mary Ellen Strong Foundation: list of Black therapists in Minnesota.

Latinx Mental Health Resources:

Comunidades Latinas Unidas En Servicio (CLUES): website available in English and Spanish  

Therapy for Latinx (find a therapist in your area).

Indigenous Mental Health Resources: 

Native American Community ClinicAmerican Indian Family Center

Asian Mental Health Resources 

Asian Mental Health Collective APISAA Therapist Directory

If you would like more information from "Mind night" please reach out to coordinator, Elise @


7 things that are perfect for your soul (and life) video: 7 Things That Are Perfect For Your Soul (and LIFE!) - YouTube

Steve Solkela - What feeds your soul? video: What Feeds Your Soul? - YouTube and A One Man Band with Ambition: Steve Solkela: A One Man Band with Ambition - YouTube

December Rain by Preston Gunderson: December Rain - Preston Gunderson (Live @ Creation) - YouTube

If you would like more information from "SOUL night" please reach out to YIA coordinator, Angela @ or YIA Coordinator Taryn


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