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University of Minnesota tests new apps to help teen brains fight psychosis

October 16, 2019

October 15, 2019 – 5:02PM By Jeremy Olson Star Tribune http://www.startribune.com/training-the-brain-to-fight-psychosis/563013182/ Teens struggling with hallucinations and delusions will receive mobile phone apps that offer brain training and social support — part of a new University of Minnesota research focus that emphasizes non-drug solutions for severe mental disorders. Testing the apps will be the U’s unique more »

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Minnesota agencies launch rural mental health initiative

October 5, 2019, 12:02 AM By Liz Sawyer Star Tribune http://www.startribune.com/minnesota-agencies-launch-rural-mental-health-initiative/562232022/ In a profession plagued by long hours, stress and market instability, farmers aren’t always sure where to turn when the demands of the job become overwhelming. The state departments of health and agriculture launched a new initiative Friday to help tackle a rural mental health crisis more »

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NAMI Releases First Free Online Class For Parents Of Children With Mental Illness

Oct 01 2019 NAMI https://www.nami.org/Press-Media/Press-Releases/2019/NAMI-Releases-First-Free-Online-Class-for-Parents-of-Children-with-Mental-Illness Arlington, VA– The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today announced the release of a free online education course, NAMI Basics OnDemand. The new class format is an adaptation of the in-person NAMI Basics, a free, six-session education program for parents, caregivers and other family who provide care for youth aged more »

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NAMI Applauds 3-Digit Suicide Hotline Legislation

9/25/2019 NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2019/NAMI-Applauds-3-Digit-Suicide-Hotline-Legislation NAMI is thrilled by the introduction of H.R. 4194, the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act. The bill directs the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to designate 9-8-8 as the 3-digit dialing code for a national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline. This would make it easier for Americans experiencing a crisis to more »

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Transitions – Supporting a Young Adult Booklet Updated

October 10, 2019

NAMI Minnesota’s Transitions – Supporting a Young Adult with a Mental Illness booklet has just been updated (Oct. 2019). Learn ways to support your young adult with a mental illness as they transition into adulthood. Information about employment and higher education is included. Download, here.

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Three Ways Parents Can Help Their Anxious Child

October 8, 2019

When children become overwhelmed by their big emotions or anxious thoughts parents are often left feeling helpless and wonder what they can do to help. Here are 3 simple strategies that may help! * Model good coping skills: When you’re stuck in traffic and the kids are in the backseat demanding to know when you more »

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NAMI Minnesota Sets 2020 Legislative Goals

October 4, 2019

NAMI Minnesota is pleased to report that both the Legislative Committee and our Board have approved the 2020 Legislative Goals for the upcoming session. A lot of work has gone into developing our priorities. Important priorities for the 2020 session include: Pass Civil Commitment bill Move state operated services out of the Department of Human more »

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Giftbar Shares Proceeds of CardsForNAMI

October 2, 2019

State and affiliate NAMI organizations can now receive monetary donations from a nation-wide gift card marketplace called Giftbar at no cost. All Giftbar cards ordered on the custom website CardsforNAMI.com will result in 5% of the proceeds being donated to the designated NAMI state or affiliate organization. Customers MUST select the organization of their choice more »

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Free Parent Education Conference in Savage, Nov. 16

October 1, 2019

NAMI will hold its next Super Saturday Parent Education Conference on Nov. 16, from 8:30-2:30 at Prior Lake High School in Savage. This event is designed to meet the needs of biological, foster and adoptive parents, family members, paraprofessionals, and others who work with or care for children with and without a mental health diagnosis. more »

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