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Bill funds broadband, housing, mental health initiatives

May 16, 2019

By Sen. Torrey Westrom on May 3, 2019 at 12:55 p.m. AgWeek https://www.agweek.com/opinion/columns/4607885-bill-funds-broadband-housing-mental-health-initiatives On a broad bipartisan vote, the Minnesota State Senate passed our comprehensive agriculture, rural development, and housing budget bill. As the chief author of the legislation, I am proud that legislators on both sides of the aisle worked together to support rural broadband expansion, more »

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Want to get started on your mental health? Start with your primary care doctor

May 8, 2019 By Tom Crann, Dr. Jon Hallberg, & Megan Burks MPRNews https://www.mprnews.org/story/2019/05/07/hallberg-want-to-get-started-with-mental-health-start-with-primary-care-doctor Long waits for an appointment and pop culture stereotypes of lying on a couch are enough to turn many off from seeking mental health services. But Dr. Jon Hallberg, medical director of the University of Minnesota Physicians Mill City Clinic, says it can more »

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NAMI Celebrates Extraordinary Record Of Growth & Announces New Leadership

4/14/19 NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2019/NAMI-Celebrates-Extraordinary-Record-Of-Growth-Announces-New-Leadership Today, the NAMI Board of Directors has announced the resignation of its Chief Executive Officer, Mary Giliberti, as she departs to pursue more time with her family. “For forty years, NAMI has worked to build better lives for people affected by mental illness. Mary’s work in this pursuit has propelled the mental more »

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CBT For Psychosis: Approaches Families Can Use

Apr. 15, 2019 By David Kingdon, M.D. and Douglas Turkington, M.D. NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/April-2019/CBT-for-Psychosis-Approaches-Families-Can-Use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is gradually becoming recognized and available as a psychological approach to mental health problems. But what exactly is it? Well, CBT works with thoughts (cognitions) and behaviors to help with mental health problems. It’s becoming increasingly famous, particularly for teaching more »

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NAMI Minnesota’s 2018 Annual Report Available

May 15, 2019

NAMI Minnesota’s 2018 Annual Report “Advocacy in Action” is now available. You can view or download the report, here.

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In Our Own Voice Speakers Share Recovery Stories

May 14, 2019

In Our Own Voice (IOOV), a free public education program featuring two speakers sharing their personal stories of living with a mental illness and achieving recovery, will be held on May 16, from 4:00-5:00 p.m., at R.H. Stafford Library, 8595 Central Park Place, in Woodbury, and on May 18, from 5:30-6:30 p.m., at Hardwood Creek more »

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Minnesota Farm and Rural Helpline Available 24/7

May 3, 2019

From MN Dept. of Agriculture – Farmers and rural communities face unique stresses and emotional situations, including financial challenges, unpredictable weather, and physically demanding work. Stress, anxiety, depression, financial burdens, and other mental and emotional challenges are common. The Minnesota Farm & Rural Helpline connects callers to financial help, mental health counselors, legal assistance, and more »

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NAMI Dual Diagnosis Support Group Offered in Minneapolis

May 2, 2019

A free Dual Diagnosis peer support group for adults recovering from both a mental illness and a substance use disorder such as chemical dependency meets bi-weekly in Minneapolis. The group is sponsored by NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness). Trained facilitators who are also in recovery lead the group, which meets on the 2nd more »

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