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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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Mental Health Gubernatorial Forum, July 26

July 13, 2018

In partnership with MACMHP, NAMI Minnesota, the National Council on Behavioral Health and mental health community partners, the Minnesota Mental Health Legislative Network (MHLN) is hosting a Mental Health Gubernatorial Forum, demonstrating how important mental health issues are in the 2018 election. The Forum is set for Thursday, July 26, from 1:00-2:30 p.m. at the Wilder Foundation, 451 Lexington Pkwy. N., more »

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NAMIWalks Annual Kick-Off Breakfast

July 11, 2018

The NAMIWalks Kick-Off Breakfast is set for Wednesday, August 1, from 7:30-9:00 a.m. at Pinstripes, 3849 Gallagher Drive, in Edina. Come for a delicious breakfast, meet other team captains and walkers, share secrets of success, and hear motivational speakers. We welcome those who have walked for years as well as those who are doing their 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, 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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Submit a nomination for an outstanding individual or organization!

May 22, 2018

The NAMI Minnesota Awards recognize individuals or organizations that have demonstrated extraordinary work and advocacy on behalf of children or adults with mental illnesses and their families. Award categories and more information can be found here. To nominate a person or organization, write a note of 100 words or less. Be accurate and clear as to more »

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