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Sean Kinsella hired as new Executive Director
The Board of Directors hires Sean Kinsella as the new Executive Director for NAMI SE MN. The National Alliance on Mental Illness Southeast Minnesota is a non-profit, supporting individuals affected by mental illness through education, support, research, and advocacy.
“I look forward to contributing to the foundational support NAMI provides to the individuals and families affected by mental illness. I am proud to be associated with a mission-focused organization serving people in need of help and support.”
Mr. Kinsella has over 25 years of experience working as a professional in the health care/social service field here in Minnesota. He received his bachelors in psychology from St. John's University and his MA in Counseling and Psychological Services at St. Mary's University. Mr. Kinsella has dedicated his life to working with community based organizations serving individuals from diverse backgrounds and with diverse needs; including, mental health, intellectual disabilities, and dementia.
As the Executive Director, Mr. Kinsella will support strategic initiatives to expand services, advocate for people in need, and expand fundraising.
In his free time Sean has a passion for volunteering with rescue organizations. He volunteers at a horse rescue farm for severely abused horses. He also takes in rescue dogs. Currently he has one rescue dog, Honey.
If you would like to learn more regarding opportunities at NAMI SE MN please visit www.namisemn.org.
Coming to Rochester Art Center May 25 – September 10, 2019
Nearly one in five adults in the U.S. lives with a mental illness, according to the National Institute of Health. The incidence rate may even be higher in Olmsted County, Minnesota, as nearly one-third of Olmsted County residents experienced a mental health condition in 2016, according to the county’s Community Health Needs Assessment. The breadth, reach and impact of mental illness presents a clear opportunity to build awareness of mental health and help increase understanding that mental illnesses are real, common and treatable.
Mental Health: Mind Matters uses immersive experiences and multimedia activities to help build understanding and awareness about mental illness. From a cultural and historical perspective, visitors have the opportunity to understand how mental illness has been treated in the past. Using medical and scientific research, visitors can learn the physiological bases of mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder, among others. A resource center provides information on local mental health resources and options for seeking treatment.
Click here for Resources in SE Minnesota
Peer Support Specialists partner with others living with mental illness to achieve their self-determined goals.
A Peer Support Specialist is someone who has personally experienced a mental health condition, taken an active role in regaining mental health and wellness, and is willing to share those experiences to inspire, educate and guide others with similar experiences and conditions. This position will be working with mentally ill and dangerous individuals in Olmsted County and the Mankato area. Please visit our Careers Page for additional information.