Stable Embrace

Connections for all the ups, downs, and in betweens life throws at you!

Who We Are

Stable Embrace was created by First Call For Help 2-1-1, Itasca County, and community members to deliver a user-friendly experience; designed to invoke the power of personal accountability to bring out the best in every user. The center of our model is the individual with the hope that together, we will continue to create joy and hope as we find new ways to get active and be connected. We have compiled ideas and resources to help Northern Minnesota residents care for their physical and mental health needs, stay connected with others, and build community everyone can enjoy.

Resources During COVID-19

Center For Disease Control & Prevention

The outbreak of Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions. Visit the CDC website for information on various ways to cope during this difficult time.

MN Department Of Human Services

For many people, the pandemic is a stressful time filled with worry about our community, our loved ones, and our own health. There are resources available to help.

Information & Mental Health Resources

As the number of cases of COVID-19 increase, so does the associated anxiety. For the general public, the mental health effects of COVID-19 are as important to address as the physical health effects. 

National Alliance On Mental Illness 

NAMI hosts online community discussion groups where people exchange support and encouragement. Create a free NAMI account to join one. Contact your local NAMI affiliate to see what online and other resources are in your area.

Support Groups Central  

Virtual support groups on various mental health conditions. Free or low-cost. Website also offered in Spanish. We continue to offer Depression Recovery Groups

7 Cups

Free online chat for emotional support and counseling. Also offers fee-for service online therapy with a licensed mental health professional. Service/website also offered in Spanish

Leech Lake Band Of Ojibwe

For more information regarding the Coronavirus as it relates to the Leech Lake Nation, please visit our information pages below. We will continue to update these pages regularly as the situation progresses. Thank you for your understanding during this time

Social Emotional Learning Alliance

Many communities across the country are experiencing a heightened level of fear, anxiety, and worry during these uncertain times. Here is a collection of resources to support these efforts. Check back periodically, as we will be updating the list.

Itasca County Public Health - COVID

Itasca County Public Health continues to closely monitor the situation and review information as it is updated. They are also maintaining close communications with cities/townships, school districts and community service providers. They are also offering an information phone line that is answered and returning calls Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Alcoholics Anonymous - COVID

As the global situation related to Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to develop, The General Service Office (G.S.O)  is fully committed to its role as an important resource center to help navigate this unprecedented public health emergency.

Narcotics Anonymous - COVID

Many groups have moved to meeting online or via phone. We have put together a Virtual Meetings page where you can find a list of online and phone meetings as well as resources for your group if you are considering meeting online or already doing so. 

American Society of Addiction Medicine

We have convened the ASAM Caring for Patients During the COVID-19 (CPDC) Task Force. The Task Force includes a national panel of experts that are recognized in the field of addiction medicine. They are rapidly producing comprehensive resources tailored to addiction medicine treatment within the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Action Alliance

As a national convener, the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance)—the nation’s public-private partnership—is mobilizing diverse sectors to collectively lead a coordinated mental health and suicide prevention response effort during and in the aftermath of COVID-19.

Resources For Families

Minnesota Children’s Cabinet is committed to protecting the health, safety, and well-being of children. Here are some resources to support you and your family during the COVID-19 pandemic.

DMV Virtual Lobby

When you arrive, walk up to the door and scan the QR code with your phone, then return to your car to wait for the next available clerk. You will then receive a text when you are next in line, after which you may proceed into the lobby to be helped.

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Veteran & Family Resources

Veteran Crisis Line

Be There Campaign

VA Mental Health Centers

Make The Connection

2020 Annual Report on Suicide Prevention 

First Call For Help VA Resources

Veterans and Homlessness

School Districts ~ The Knowledge Headquarters!

ISD# 317 ~ Deer River

ISD# 318 ~ Grand Rapids

ISD# 316 ~ Coleraine

ISD# 319 ~ Nashwauk-Keewatin

Baptist Catholic Montessori School

Back To School: COVID Coping Kit

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ADULTING MADE FUN: For The Kid In All Of Us!

You're One Book Away From A Good Mood!

Reading produces a statistically significant improvement in symptoms for people diagnosed with depression. Reading not only helps to introduce or reconnect readers to wider life systems and more broadly shared meanings.

Lets Get Crafty!

Studies show that creating art stimulates the release of dopamine. This chemical is released when we do something pleasurable, and it basically makes us feel happier. Increased levels of this feel-good neurotransmitters can be very helpful if you are battling anxiety or depression.

An Adventure Awaits, Escape The Ordinary!

The benefits of travel go beyond making memories and meeting new people. Getting out of your comfort zone and exploring a new place can have a remarkably positive impact on your emotional well-being. 

Explore The Foodie In You!

The emotional benefits of cooking are myriad; many programs around the world help people with mood disorders and other issues get into the kitchen as part of their treatment, a practice known as "therapeutic cooking." 

For Those Who Stretch The Limits!

Yoga postures are a form of meditation in motion, calming the mind and cultivating a state of relaxed but alert concentration. The postures help to release built-up tension and emotional stress, which burrow into the muscles of the body. As the body relaxes, the breath naturally becomes balanced.

Make Every Connection Count!

People who feel more connected to others have lower levels of anxiety and depression. Moreover, studies show they also have higher self-esteem, greater empathy for others, are more trusting and cooperative and, as a consequence, others are more open to trusting and cooperating with them.

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KID ZONE: Learning, Playing, & Adventures All In One Place!

Take A Look, Read A Book!

Children and young people today face a multitude of pressures at school, at home and in their social lives; reading and writing have a strong impact on their well-being. Reading for pleasure can increase self-esteem, reduce symptoms of depression, help build better relationships with others, and reduce anxiety and stress.


Color Outside The Lines!

The benefits of art for a child is widespread. Art can help kids express themselves and understand the world around them. Art is usually a hands-on experience and is fun. Artistic expression may decrease anxiety, feelings of anger and depression. This creative process can also enhance cognitive abilities, and help children and adolescents regulate their emotions.

Dream, Explore, Discover!

Virtual traveling (aka virtual field trips) offer opportunities for children to visit museums, historical sites, national parks, zoos, and other locations without leaving their home. Virtual travels allow all children to have an equal opportunity to experience interesting and engaging educational and exciting experiences.

Be The BOSS Of The Batter!

Cooking with kids provides practical experience with many essential skills such as reading, following directions, and measuring. Getting involved in cooking helps your child to develop fine motor skills, eye hand coordination, and even early concepts of math and science. There are just so many great benefits to cooking with kids.

Transforming Energy!

The goal of mindfulness is to intentionally focus your attention on the body and the breath, but because of the way we’re wired, we naturally get distracted often. When your child practices consciously shifting their attention, it is the equivalent of their brains self-control muscles lifting weights.

Don't Forget Your Apps!

With mental health issues on the rise amongst children, try these apps to help your child achieve inner calm. These interactive apps will inspire your child to learn more about themselves and the people around them. They are designed to build self-awareness, self-confidence, empathy, and kindness through a range of different techniques.

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Biking/Hiking Resources ~ Grasp Life By The Handlebars!


Mesabi Trail

Legion Bike Trails

Get Fit Itasca

City Map

Itasca County Map

Dep. of Natural Resources

All Trails


Mental Health Services

First Call For Help

Providing Crisis Intervention and Active Listening services to Itasca County since 1974. First Call for Help of Itasca County is a private, nonprofit community organization whose mission is to provide free, confidential and nonjudgmental crisis intervention, active listening, and information and referral services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to the residents and agencies of North Central Minnesota.



NAMI has worked to promote the development of community mental health programs and services, change public attitudes about mental illness, improve access to services and increase opportunities for recovery. 


Kiesler Wllness Center

Kiesler Wellness Center is a peer-driven community support program for adults impacted by mental illness. With the goal to reduce and prevent psychiatric and hospital admissions of Itasca County residents. They provide a campus approach to mental health wellness and overall well-being. 


North Homes 

North Homes Children and Family Services is a private, non-profit agency that provides comprehensive mental health services to children and families across Northern Minnesota since 1990.


Children's Mental Health Services

CMHS is a comprehensive mental health center that provides primary services to children and their families with diagnosis and treatment of mental health issues from infancy through early adulthood since 1988.

Lakeview Behavioral Health

Lakeview Behavioral Health is a robust, community-based clinic with structured programs intended to strengthen our community and is dedicated to meeting behavioral health care needs by developing partnerships with clients motivated to improve their circumstances.

Northland Counseling

Northland Counseling Center provides mental health, counseling, psychiatric and chemical dependency services for our communities in the counties of Itasca and Koochiching since 1959.

Healing Foundations

Healing Foundations offers an array of services for both children and adolescents. Out-Patient Mental Health services are both offered at the main office and at Healing Foundations Therapeutic Farm. Services offered are provided through the utilization of Animal-Assisted, Horticulture and Equine-Assisted Activities.


Beyound Counseling

Beyond Counseling can assist in your navigation through this thing called 'life.' Whether is life adjustments, to process your experiences, fears, worries, goals, dreams, relationships, parenting, or any personal experiences you may be going through, within a non-judgmental approach and environment. 


Compass North

Individual, or group sessions, where psychological methods are used to help a person, or multiple people, change behaviors and overcome problems so they can live a more meaningful and fulfilling life. Psychotherapy, Diagnostic Assessment, Professional Education, Support Group, Case Management, and ARMHS.


Modern M.O.J.O

Modern M.O.J.O. is the unique mental health service for Grand Rapids, MN and surrounding area. They strive to provide quality and individualized services for each of client, no matter the age or issue. 


Stapleton Psychological 

Offers multiple services including Mental Health Assessments, individual, adult, adolescent and family therapy as well as marriage and couple's counseling.  We look forward to assisting you, your friends, and your family. 



OUR MISSION is to raise the standard of care and improve access to services for traumatized children, their families and communities throughout the United States.


Child Mind Institute

The Child Mind Institute is an independent, national nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of children and families struggling with mental health and learning disorders. They deliver the highest standards of care, advance the science of the developing brain, and empower parents, professionals, and policymakers to support children when and where they need it most.


Lorenz Clinic Telehealth

Telehealth is the provision of psychological and/or medical services using telecommunication technology.  At Lorenz Clinic, they use a platform called zoom to provide medication management and therapy sessions through video conferencing on a mobile device, tablet, or computer.  It’s secure, effective, and convenient.


LLBOJ Behavioral Health

Leech Lake Behavioral Health Services are committed to providing holistic (mental, spiritual, emotional, and physical) services which honor, promote, and support the well-being of Anishinaabe people.



NHS-Northstar provides Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Services (ARMHS) for adults within our communities of Itasca County.ARMHS are designed for individuals whose health, functioning, and independence have been impacted by mental health symptoms. Our Practitioners coach people to practice and reinforce skills to alleviate symptoms or obstacles for optimal mental health


Mental Health America

Online screening tools are meant to be a quick snapshot of your mental health. If your results indicate you may be experiencing symptoms of a mental illness, consider sharing your results with someone. A mental health provider (such as a doctor or a therapist) can give you a full assessment and talk to you about options for how to feel better.


NAMI Minnesota

Join NAMI Minnesota in our Mental Health Awareness Month #ShareWhyYouCare campaign! Now more than ever it is important for members of the mental health movement to come together and support one another and ourselves during these times of high anxiety and isolation.

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Addiction Resources

Men's Program & Business Office

The men’s substance abuse treatment program has moved! Their beautiful new facility is now located in LaPrairie, MN, about one mile outside of Grand Rapids on Highway 2.  This private, structured environment and supportive staff allow men to gain the skills they need to become positive members of their families and productive members of their communities.

Women's Program Pear Lake

Nestled in a serene, wooded area on the shores of quiet and quaint Pear Lake; only two miles from Grand Rapids, Minnesota. This natural environment and supportive staff make this an ideal setting for their program, which is designed to help recovering women realize their fullest potential while taking responsibility for themselves and their families no matter what their life circumstances.

Project Clean Start 

Project Clean Start was developed by the Hope House of Itasca County in an effort to provide support services to chemically dependent women and their children. These services are free and available to women in all stages of the treatment continuum. Their Project Clean Start recovery coaches recognize the need of long term support services for chemically dependent mothers as they attempt to sort out issues that have developed during their chemical use. 

Lakeview Behavioral Health

Provides services to treat all substance use disorders, from alcohol, opioids, hallucinogens, stimulants, cannabis, and tobacco. Treatment starts with comprehensive substance use assessments, dedicated treatment planning, and a wide range of therapy options to meet individual plans and needs.

Northland Recovery Main Center

Northland Recovery Center Main Center has a 6 bed high intensity inpatient male only units, 10 bed medium intensity inpatient male unit, 6 bed male and female detox unit, outpatient chemical dependency services, mental health services, and medication management; offering  you access to the only full continuum of service for chemical dependency and related issues in our geographical area.

Northland Recovery Women's Center North

Northland Recovery Women's Center North is 10 bed medium intensity inpatient  treatment unit were staff help clients in establishing abstinence from alcohol and other drugs through a variety of techniques including education and counseling in physical, psychological, spiritual, social and family aspects of recovery.

Nothland Recovery Women's Center South

Northland Recovery Women’s Center South is a 14 bed high intensity inpatient unit that offers a flexible and confidential network of services individually tailored to each woman’s needs. This allows each woman to maintain her connections with children, family and community supports.

LLBOJ Addiction Program

The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Addictions and Dependencies (A & D) Program is responsible for providing assessment and treatment for substance use disorders services for Leech Lake Band members and other Native American people residing on the Leech Lake Reservation. The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe A & D Program  offers Chemical Health Assessments via Rule 25 Assessment to members (Men, Woman, and Youth), of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe seeking substance abuse/chemical dependency treatment for whatever reason.

Lakeplace Women's Program

You will be assigned lodging in The Woman’s Duplex, The Joy Home, or The Dee Home intimate campus of sixteen women where you will find an opportunity to concentrate on carious related woman’s issues. These accommodations will hopefully enhance your primary chemical dependency care experience.

Lakeplace Men's Program

You will be assigned lodging in one of three different facilities: The Fellowship Lodge, The Apartment, or The Retreat. The accommodations in any of these facilities will hopefully enhance your primary chemical dependency care experience.

Lakeplace Family Retreat

As a family member of a Lakeplace client, you are invited to participate in the Lakeplace “Weekend Retreat for Families”. Here you will see the beautiful Lakeplace campus, the many facilities and all accommodations for your significant family member.  You and other family members can stay in one of three Lakeplace cabins during spring, summer and fall months or at a local motel in the winter.

North Homes Youth Program

North Homes provides substance use disorder services for youth ages 10-18 years old who have been diagnosed with a substance use disorder. Individual must complete a Rule 25 and 12–16 weeks of programming. Components include individualized treatment plans, integrated mental health services, family groups, and more. Services take place at our Community Mental Health Center in Grand Rapids.

Hope House Women's Program

Our women’s substance abuse treatment program is located at our newly remodeled Pear Lake facility. The house is nestled in a serene, wooded area on the shores of quiet and quaint Pear Lake; only two miles from Grand Rapids, Minnesota. The natural environment and supportive staff make this an ideal setting for our program, which is designed to help recovering women realize their fullest potential while taking responsibility for themselves and their families  no matter what their life circumstances.

Hope House Men Program

Our men’s substance abuse treatment program has moved!   Our beautiful new facility is now located in LaPrairie, MN, about one mile outside of Grand Rapids on Highway 2. This private, structured environment and supportive staff allow men to gain the skills they need to become positive members of their families and productive members of their communities.

Itasca County Wellness Court

Wellness Court in Itasca County was established in April 2007 with a mission to unite judiciary criminal justice entities, substance abuse treatment providers and the community.  The program is geared specifically for drug offenders with non-violent criminal histories and in 2009 was expanded to include gross misdemeanor and felony level DUI offenders.

Ross Resources LTD. Rule 25

Ross Resources has 2 Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors (LADC) on staff to assist the community with their chemical health needs. A Rule 25 Chemical Health Assessment may be ordered by a court, or an individual may want to pursue an assessment on their own to determine if there is an issue with their chemical use.

New Leaf Detox & Treatment

New Leaf offers professional knowledge, understanding, respect, caring, and support, and commit to helping them through their journey to reclaim their lives through addiction treatment best practices and exemplars in evidence-based standards of care.

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First Responder Resources ~ Moving Beyond The Stigma

Heroes Health Initiative


First Responder Health

Talk Space


CODE 1 Wellness

Institute For Responder Wellness

The Code Green Campaign     

Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance

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