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At Mental Health Crisis Response Institute, safety and recovery is at the forefront of our mission.

Our programs and activities are designed to help community members recognize, discuss, prevent, manage and de-escalate a mental health crisis. Learn more about our innovative program and the impact everyone can have in bringing about positive change and wellness in our communities

Mental Health Crisis Response Institute

The Barbara Schneider Foundation created the Mental Health Crisis Response Institute to continue to grow its training mission by partnering with expert trainers and local to address the concrete needs of those who encounter a a person in crisis.  Collaboration among the systems is key to preventing mental health crisis, preventing trauma and supporting recovery.  Trainings are customized to meet the particular needs of participants. 

Mental Health Crisis Response Institute provides the the best quality training available to safely respond to a mental health crisis. The work we do at our Non-Profit Organization is aimed at providing a holistic and collaborative approach to solving some of our society’s biggest challenges. We make sure our partners are empowered by creating opportunities for individuals and communities to collaborate.

Events & Trainings

Upcoming Events and Trainings

  • Aug 26, 2024, 8:00 AM CDT – Aug 30, 2024, 5:00 PM CDT
    Minneapolis, 401 4th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55415, USA
    Behavioral health crisis response training for police, corrections, health care, education & community. Utilizes professional actors in small group practical exercise scenarios with CIT trained coaches. Learn to gain voluntary compliance without going hands on. 40 POST credits
  • Aug 31, 2024, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM CDT
    Minneapolis, 350 S 5th St, Minneapolis, MN 55415, USA
    Learn from those who have been involved with CIT for over 20 years. One on one training for those who are part of a team leading a CIT Program or a CIT Training at their agency. 40 Hour Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Training is a prerequisite.
  • Time is TBD
    Location is TBD
    In what powerful ways can we blend Public Safety and Health with Community Advocacy within CIT? This is our usual Four Part Community Conversation Process, Discovery, Dream, Design, Delivery. Sessions in person or online with our skilled trainers, in your community or remotely, using Zoom.
  • Time is TBD
    Location is TBD
    Training for staff in health care, human services, courts, local government, community members, anyone interested in improving their skills at resolving a crisis situation in a workplace or community setting.


Anyone can have a mental health crisis.

There are many biological, psychological, environmental, and spiritual causes of a mental health crisis. 

At the Mental Health Crisis Response Institute we provide effective training for Law Enforcement, Corrections, Courts,

Healthcare, Social Services, Educators, Families, and other community members on mental health crisis intervention. 

We make sure our partners are empowered with the most effective skills and strategies for their safety, the health of the person in crisis, and the well-being of every member of the community.

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Training for Healthcare and Social Service Professionals

Reinforcing our Commitment

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Help Us Soar

Want to join our efforts but not sure where to start? Partner with Us and take advantage of this incredible opportunity to strengthen your community. It’s a great way to contribute to our cause, and every little bit counts towards paving the path for a better tomorrow. Get in touch with us today for more details about how you can help.

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Show Your Support

This is one of the simplest ways to help out our cause. We believe the best way for our training and other initiatives to be successful is for communities to actively get involved. Police, Corrections, Healthcare, Social Services, Educators, Families, and Advocates must collaborate to make communities strong, safe and healthy environments where everyone can recover and live in wellness. Get in touch to learn more about Crisis Intervention Team (C.I.T) trainings and community collaboration.

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Make A True Change

Our organization always appreciates the generosity and involvement of people like you, with every contribution going towards making Mental Health Crisis Response Institute an even better Non-Profit Training Organization than it already is. We want to provide you with the correct and appropriate information pertaining to your mode of support, so don’t hesitate to contact us with your questions.

"What I can tell you is that over a career in law enforcement involving investigating numerous vulnerable cases, many of them with mental illness, 10 years on the SWAT team as a negotiator, and dealing with numerous citizens with severe mental illness, the best training I have received to deal with a person in a mental health crisis has been the C.I.T. training from the Mental Health Crisis Response Institute. That is why I'm as passionate about this training as I am."

Jon Christianson, MHCRI CIT Trainer and Coach

Contact Us

Contact Mental Health Crisis Response Institute

Training Program of the Barbara Schneider Foundation
Mark Anderson - Executive Director
(612) 801-8572

2419 Nicollet Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55404

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Training Program of the 
Barbara Schneider Foundation
Mark Anderson
(612) 801-8572

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