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NAMI Ramsey Co. Education Night on Anxiety Disorders

November 14, 2018

Join NAMI Ramsey County for a FREE educational event! Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health concern in the United States. An estimated 18% of adults and 8% of youth live with anxiety disorders. Anxiety disorders are treatable. Hear Alyson VanAhn (PhD, LP, Associated Clinic of Psychology) speak about anxiety and how to treat it. Refreshments will more »

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Mental health tops rural health issues

November 13, 2018

(From left) Becky Misegades, Kathy Dobson and Tim Rice of Lakewood Health System in central Minnesota were part of a small-group discussion at a rural health listening session Tuesday at Alomere Health. (Ross Evavold / Echo Press) There are fewer physicians per capita in west-central Minnesota than the state average, they are older and closer more »

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Minnesota Educator Academy Has Strong Mental Health Focus

ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — The Minnesota Educator Academy is wrapping up in St. Paul Thursday, but this year’s MEA is different from past years because only union members are allowed to attend. The changes are due to educators no longer being required to join the teacher’s union. Because of that, Education Minnesota decided it more »

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The Top Five Things To Know About Buying Health Insurance

Did you know it’s time to sign up for health coverage for 2019? If you need health insurance, you can enroll at HealthCare.Gov. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is still the law and ensures that health coverage is available for those who need it. Here are the top things you need to know: Comprehensive coverage more »

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Facing Discrimination While Advocating

I take my mental health advocacy very seriously. I know firsthand how important progress towards acceptance is. Unfortunately, I also know how it feels to be discriminated against both for my mental illness and as an advocate: miserable, threatened, defeated, paranoid, or that I shouldn’t be advocating at all. Just a series of nasty remarks more »

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2018 NAMI Minnesota Award Winners

November 5, 2018

NAMI Minnesota special recognition award winners were announced on Nov. 3 at the organization’s annual State Conference held in St. Paul. The awards recognize individuals or organizations that have demonstrated extraordinary work and advocacy on behalf of children or adults with mental illnesses and their families. Professional of the Year: Resmaa Menakem Provider of the more »

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Survivor Voices Training

November 3, 2018

NAMI Minnesota will hold a Survivor Voices Training on Jan. 12-13, from 9:00-5:00, at the NAMI office, 1919 University Ave. W., Suite 400, in St. Paul. This two-day training teaches those bereaved by suicide nationally recognized best practices for speaking safely and effectively about their loss. Survivors of suicide loss are key partners in NAMI’s more »

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Borderline Personality Disorder Study

November 2, 2018

Are you interested in improving the quality of treatment options for people with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)? If you have a diagnosis of BPD or are a family member/caregiver of someone who does, we would appreciate hearing from you. NAMI national is working with a clinical research partner that is researching a potential new medication more »

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