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Volunteer with NAMI at the State Fair

August 10, 2018

NAMI Minnesota will be at the MN State Fair, Aug. 23 to Sept. 3, 2018. Help us reach out and connect with 1.5 million fair-goers! Volunteers staff the NAMI Minnesota booth in the education building; engaging the public with our wheel of trivia, distributing literature and NAMI publications, and providing basic information on NAMI, our more »

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Walk to Raise Awareness about Mental Illnesses

July 30, 2018

More than 4,000 people from around the state are expected to join in NAMIWalks Minnesota, a 5K walk to raise awareness about mental illnesses and celebrate hope on Sept. 22 at 1:00 p.m., at Minnehaha Park in Minneapolis. There will be live music, picnics & food trucks, speakers, resource tables, a kid’s tent, a tree more »

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Family-to-Family Fall Classes

July 20, 2018

NAMI’s Family-to-Family classes start in September. Learn about mental illnesses, the brain, treatment, and resources to help a loved one living with a mental illness. Attendees will also build communication skills, reduce stress, find support and discover the common Stages of Emotional Responses when supporting someone with a mental illness. This class meets weekly for more »

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Mental Health Crisis Services Available

July 18, 2018

Funding for Crisis Connection ran out on June 30, but crisis phone services in Minnesota still include: • In the metro area: call **Crisis or 274747 from a mobile phone. (Soon to be available statewide.) – Crisis Text Line is available 24/7. Text MN to 741741. • The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-TALK (8255). • more »

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Minnesota Hasn’t Truly Built a Mental Health System

July 17, 2018

By Sue Abderholden/ A recent article in the Star Tribune reported how a man with a serious mental illness was kept in jail for several months (“Psych bed shortage leads to blowup,” July 6). He was on a provisional discharge, meaning that if he didn’t follow his treatment plan, he would be brought back to more »

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State Fair to Feature Mental Health Day

July 10, 2018

For the first time the Minnesota State Fair will feature a Mental Health Awareness Day. Visitors can explore mental health and wellness resources through inspiring stage performances, music, demonstrations, yoga, information, and much more. More than 30 awareness-raising activities, many of them geared for children and teens, will be offered. The event is free with more »

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Fund Suicide Prevention Efforts

June 27, 2018

NAMI Minnesota News Release/ Sue Abderholden, sabderholden@namimn.org. It’s been a little over two weeks since the suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain and the CDC report on the dramatic increase in suicides in our country.  Calls to suicide helplines went up, some people made calls to loved ones and friends to check up on more »

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Mind Matters Exhibit at the Science Museum

June 25, 2018

Mind Matters Exhibit at the Science Museum Join this momentous conversation about raising awareness of mental health and help increase understanding that mental illnesses are real, common, and treatable. This groundbreaking exhibition aims to build a greater understanding of the importance of mental health and create a safe space for important conversations about mental illness. more »

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