Recommendation is for Level 5 Residential Treatment; patient is currently inpatient.

Patient presented to inpatient from the ED due to an increase in SI and risky behaviors. Patient has had two previous psychiatric inpatient hospitalization, has attempted PHP, and engaged in outpatient mental health services.

Discharge Plan:
RTC: (JST Thursday 5/30 at 1030 to approve funding for RTC)
Avanti (ACCEPTED – opening 6/11, pending county funding support)
Gerard (referral sent & received – under review, tentative openings August)
North Homes (referral resent & received – under review)
PCR (accepted – insurance OON, county unable to support county contract for funding)

Grafton (referral sent & received – under review)
DHS PRTF eligibility (approved 5/13)

CMHCM: Sherburne County

Continue with established outpatient providers:
-Individual Therapy: Nystrom & Associates
-Family Therapy: Nystrom & Associates
-Medication Management: Allina Health Clinic Cambridge


Update 4.18.24 – on wait list for Northwoods, admission wouldn’t be until summer. Looking for a foster family until residential.
update 4/15/24: The patient is medically stable and has been doing very well here on the unit. Has not shown aggression towards others. One minor episode of head banging when frustrated. Medications are providing therapeutic benefit.

Patient with a past history of RAD, PTSD, ODD and questionable FASD that presented to the ER with foster parents of 4.5 months for concerns of aggression, suicidal ideation, and sexually inappropriate behaviors towards others and pets. He has been in several foster/kinship homes since age 5 with significant trauma prior to this including witnessing mom overdosing on several occasions, witnessing the overdose and death of housemate, sexual abuse by bio father, homelessness, sister attempting to suffocate and strangle him on multiple occasions, and physical abuse by caretakers. He was recently found on video touching the house dog sexually and physically inappropriate and has been threatening and pushing his foster mom. Foster providers are unable to accept him back in their home.


Update 4/3/24- funding in place, waiting available RTC- accepted at Gerard and North Homes. Waiting to hear back from Avanti and East Bethel.

Case Description: Patient is a 16 y/o individual w/ hx MDD, GAD, ADHD, multiple previous hospitalizations, currently presenting due to SI. Patient went to foster care after discharge in previous hospitalization at PC ( october 2023) and returned to mothers home end of Dec after 1 month. Patient was hospitalized at Prairie St Johns for 1 week ( discharged 3/8) due to intrusive SI . Patient feels she was discharged earlier than she should have been because she was still struggling w/ “feeling safe”. Patient indicated that depression /anxiety and intrusive SI improved significantly in foster care. Patient indicated during the time in foster care, patient worked on her relationship w/ mother and feels it was “helpful. Patient transitioned to mothers home and feels that overall relationship has improved and does not know why depression/SI has escalated again.

Discharge Plan: RTC (county funding approved for RTC)
-Avanti (Referral done, waiting to hear back)
-Gerard (Referral done, Accepted)
-North Homes (Referral done, Accepted, currently on waitlist, openings anticipated in June)

-Nexus East Bethel (Referral in progress)

Existing outpatient providers:
-CMHCM at Sherburne County
-Individual therapy Main Street Family Services-Elk River (Appt scheduled 3/27)
-Family therapy at Main Street Family Services-Elk River
-Primary care at Stellis Health-Monticello
-Psychiatry s at Nystrom & Associates
-In-home skills


Presents from home after altercation with mother and sister. Family does not feel safe with patient returning home.


Patient presented to the hospital by police for suicidal ideation, homicidal ideation, and physical and verbal aggression towards her family after lowering a dose of patient’s medication. Patient’s mother doesn’t feel safe with her returning home.

5/3/23 discharged to home