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I’m Worried About Someone

Step 1: Learn to recognize the warning signs

Step 2: Know how to help

Step 3: Reach out for help from a local or national crisis line, like the ones listed below. The trained counselors will help you identify next steps and create a plan to help your friend or family. They are 24/7 confidential hotlines:

Learn the Warning Signs of Suicide

Enhance your knowledge of mental health awareness and how to respond to an individual at risk of suicide. Join CentraCare’s Suicide Prevention Program Manager for a suicide prevention class — held online on the first Monday of each month from noon to 1 p.m. Learn more and register now.

  • Take 5 to Save Lives: By taking 5 minutes to involved and become informed, you will be part of a worldwide movement to save lives.
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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

CentraCare care givers have been working around the clock for more than 20 months to care for you, your families and friends during COVID. We are committed to caring for every Minnesotan who needs us, and nothing will prevent us from doing so – even during these never-seen-before times.

The challenge of providing this level of care is that our hospital beds are often full. ERs in all of our hospitals are packed. And our clinical teams are exhausted. Early in the pandemic, our community stepped up in amazing ways to help us. We ask that you again join us in fighting this pandemic together.

How can you help?

  • Please get your COVID vaccines and booster shots. They are proven safe and effective in reducing COVID illness, keeping people out of the hospital, and preventing death.
  • If your situation is not an emergency, please use other care options, including:
  • If this is a medical emergency, call 9-1-1, or visit the ER.

Together, we can do this. Thank you for your support.

Ken Holmen, MD
President and CEO