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An old Minnesota jail is now a leader for inmate mental health

December 11, 2018

The booking area of the Clay County Correctional Facility in Moorhead before inmates were moved into the facility. A mental health assessment is now part of the process when new inmates arrive at the jail. Dan Gunderson | MPR News When Clay County officials started planning to replace its jail, the oldest in the state, they more »

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Casino awarded NAMI Employer of the Year Award

The Minnesota National Alliance on Mental Illness presented Grand Casino Hinckley with its Employer of the Year Award at its annual conference, held Nov. 3 in St. Paul. The award recognizes an employer who has demonstrated support for hiring and retaining people with mental illnesses; has taken extraordinary measures to educate its employees about mental more »

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How To Be Supportive Of Your Partner With Mental Illness

Being in a relationship with someone you love can be beautiful. It can also be difficult, as you face the hurdles of everyday life. But if your partner struggles with mental illness, those issues can become much more intense for both of you. Understanding the needs of someone with mental illness is challenging. And you more »

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NAMI Excited With New Opportunities To Improve Medicaid Mental Health Care

Secretary Alex Azar, U.S. Health & Human Services, announced that the Administration will allow states to apply for Medicaid waivers to pay for mental health treatment in inpatient settings known as IMDs, or institutions of mental disease.  Historically, Medicaid has not paid for treatment in these settings for most adults. While this policy was intended to more »

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Family-to-Family Courses on Mental Illnesses Set

Do you have a family member living with a mental illness? NAMI Minnesota is offering a free educational course that helps families gain a greater understanding of mental illness, discuss resources, build communication skills, reduce stress and find support. Over 4,000 Minnesota families have benefited from this course. Join others for this series taught by more »

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NAMI Grand Rapids, Winona and Southeast Holiday Gift Drives

December 4, 2018

NAMI Grand Rapids is holding a Holiday Gift Drive now through December 10 and collecting gifts at the MacRostie Art Center, 405 NW 1st Ave., in Grand Rapids and at Kiesler Wellness Center at 3130 SE 2nd Ave., in Grand Rapids. Gifts must be new, unwrapped and safe (nothing sharp or breakable, no ribbons or strings).  Ideas include:  stamps, art more »

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How to Get a Teen to Open Up About Suicidal Thoughts

November 27, 2018

(St. Paul Pioneer Press, Kassidy Tarala, Nov. 23, 2018) Fred Anderson said he didn’t know how to talk about suicide with anyone in his life — not his co-workers, friends or his teenage children. Then he attended QPR suicide-prevention training in Stillwater. QPR, which stands for Question, Persuade and Refer, is a method of suicide more »

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Holiday Parties Planned

November 26, 2018

NAMI Ramsey County Holiday Party Join NAMI Ramsey County for a FREE dinner and holiday party on Friday, December 14, 6:00-8:00 p.m. All people living with mental illnesses and their families are invited. Dinner will include chicken, mashed potatoes, vegetables, and cookies. This is a free event, but reservations are required by December 10. To more »

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