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Each day an estimated 18-22 veterans die by suicide.

Have at least one mental health condition and at least 20% live with a serious mental illness.

70% of youth in juvenile justice systems


A word from our Executive Director

Please take a moment to read our official statement regarding COVID-19 and MN CIT’s scheduled classes.

As the COVID-19 situation continues to escalate here in the US, it directly impacts the availability of our customers and staff. As the majority of our customers are First Responders, we acknowledge that public safety must come first and staffing home agencies is a priority at this time.

With this in mind, MN CIT is taking proactive measures to protect the health and well-being of our staff, customers, presenters, and other stakeholders. MN CIT has made the decision to suspend all classes through the end of May. As the situation unfolds, we will reassess the classes that are scheduled beginning in June and will communicate any changes. At this time, all remaining March, all April, and all May classes will not be held. If you are registered for a class, our Training Director, Jerry Hutchinson, and his team will be reaching out to everyone to reschedule classes. Please feel free to email him

Please click here to see the statement in full.

Whether you are a law enforcement officer, fire fighter, Paramedic, mental health professional, elected official or person directly affected by mental illness, you can become an advocate for changing the way your community responds to crisis incidents and people struggling with mental health. MN CIT training will help by increasing your awareness, understanding and practicing de-escalation techniques, wellness awareness, building a resource network and implementing the CIT model in your agency.

Michael Peterson

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