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NAMI Posts New Online Classes for June

June 4, 2020

NAMI Minnesota has scheduled many new online classes on mental health and mental illnesses for June. The free classes are held on Zoom. They include classes such as Creating Caring Communities, Mental Health and the Workplace, Ending the Silence, In Our Own Voice, Hope for Recovery, Get to Know NAMI, Importance of Family Psychoeducation and more »

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Good Mental Health in the Workplace, June 4, 1:30 P.M.

June 3, 2020

Learn the five things you can do to create a workplace that values good mental health.  Participants will learn how to promote good mental health (including dealing with stress), the common symptoms of a mental illness, how attitudes and language impact people with mental illnesses, and accommodations for a mental illness. This class is for more »

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Mental Illnesses and Crisis Communication, June 5, 10:30 A.M.

June 2, 2020

Learn some mental illness basics and communication strategies for working with someone experiencing signs and symptoms. We will discuss strategies for working with a person in crisis and how to involve crisis teams and law enforcement. Suicide prevention will be discussed briefly as will mental health resources. Friday, June 5, 10:30 AM-12:30 PM Registration Link: more »

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Sen. Klobuchar Introduces Mental Health Funding Legislation

May 25, 2020

On May 22, Sen. Klobuchar introduced bipartisan legislation appropriating $100 million in grant awards to support the Coronavirus Mental Health and Addiction Assistance Network. These grants can go to eligible entities – including Indian tribes, qualified nonprofit organizations, and providers offering appropriate mental health and addiction services. The grants can be used to initiate or more »

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NAMI Minnesota Covid-19 Resources

May 24, 2020

As COVID-19 continues to spread in Minnesota, and with deep concern for the health of our staff, volunteers and the people we serve, NAMI Minnesota has shutdown its office but continues to operate remotely. By practicing social distancing we are all doing our part to help slow the spread of the virus and prevent our more »

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Mental Health Crisis Planning for Children Booklet Updated

May 20, 2020

NAMI Minnesota’s booklet Mental Health Crisis Planning for Children has just been updated (May 2020). It answers questions such as: What is a Mental Health Crisis? What Causes a Mental Health Crisis? What are the Warning Signs of the Crisis? What are the Warning Signs of Suicide? It also explains: What to Do in a more »

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Research Study for Young Adults in Early Psychosis Treatment

May 19, 2020

Voluntary Research Study for Young Adults in Early Psychosis Treatment Programs This study is an assessment of an online education and support tool for people currently receiving treatment for early psychosis. Study participants will first meet virtually with the research team to provide informed consent and complete a brief survey. Individuals will then be given more »

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COVID-19 Caregiving Impact Web Survey

May 3, 2020

Investigators at the University of Pittsburgh are doing research that involves a community survey about issues related to the current COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic and the experiences of people who are providing unpaid care to a loved one because of an illness (including mental illness), disability, or functional problem.  Your responses will inform professionals and policy more »

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COVID-19 takes toll on mental health, but there is help available

April 21, 2020

Posted April 21, 2020, Updated April 26, 2020 By Callan Gray KSTP https://kstp.com/health/covid-19-takes-toll-on-mental-health-but-there-is-help-available/5707304/ It’s been a month since Minnesota’s stay at home order went in place to curb the spread of COVID-19. The disease has changed nearly every aspect of daily life. “We really try to tell people take it a day at a time, more »

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