Welcome to Northern Pines Mental Health Center

Enhancing Lives, Restoring Hope

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Face Covid Video - How to respond effectively 

Links to other helpful information:


Virtual Calming Room

Wayzata Schools curated a collection of websites they called a virtual calming room.  It includes relaxing videos, games, coloring and more.  Check it out by clicking here.

Brainerd, MN Area Food Resource

Link to Sharing Bread Soup Kitchen and Operation Sandwitch has food bag pickups weekly in Brainerd.  Follow the link for date and location detail.

Considering Donating?


Northern Pines Mental Health Center has a GiveMN.org donate link.  There is a #GiveAtHomeMN donation drive going on now at GiveMN.org.

Link to the Northern Pines GiveMN.org donation page

Link to GiveMN.org's "Give at Home MN" event page

Did you know?: 

In our recent survey, clients reported a 93% satisfaction rate for those served by our Assertive Community Treatment Team.  Our Intensive Community Treatment Services had a 100% client satisfaction rating among those surveyed.


Get to know Northern Pines

Northern Pines is a comprehensive community mental health center that was established in 1964, with a six-county service area in Central Minnesota that includes Aitkin, Cass, Crow Wing, Morrison, Todd, and Wadena counties. We have offices in Brainerd, Little Falls, Long Prairie, Staples, Wadena, Aitkin and Pine River.

We provide a full range of mental health services to all ages, including mobile crisis outreach services, Adult Community Based Services, Assertive Community Treatment services for adults and youth, Children & Family Services, school-based services, mental health and wellness education and promotion, medication management, outpatient therapy, psychiatry, peer specialist services, chemical health services, some housing assistance, drop-in centers located in Brainerd and Staples and more.

As an essential community provider, Northern Pines provides reduced or no-fee services, based on its sliding fee scale. A Minnesota nonprofit corporation, Northern Pines is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, representing the communities it serves.

MN Crisis Text Line
Minnesota Farm & Rural Helpline

Northern Pines Mission


Northern Pines is an integrated system of services committed to individuals, families and communities. We are dedicated to providing appropriate clinical mental health care along with preventative, educational and supportive programs throughout Central Minnesota.