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QPR – Suicide Prevention Classes Offered

October 15, 2018

NAMI Minnesota offers a free suicide prevention class once each month at lunchtime and another in the evening at its office in St. Paul. The class is called QPR, which stands for Question, Persuade and Refer. Learn the three steps anyone can take to help prevent suicide. Just like CPR, QPR is an emergency response more »

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Depression and Suicide: How Individuals and Communities Can Help

October 10, 2018

Depression is a mental illness that can affect people of any age, gender or socioeconomic status. Depression can cause feelings of persistent sadness and loss of interest. It can affect how a person thinks, feels, and acts, making it difficult to manage the day-to-day activities of life. Depression can follow a period of time or more »

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Minnesota Workplaces Address Mental Health

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – It has been a week since Vikings player Everson Griffen’s personal struggle came to light. The team showed concern for his well-being and reached out to police. WCCO took a closer look at what the NFL has in place for teams and players in terms of mental health. The issue extends well more »

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Addressing Male Suicide

Anthony Bourdain, celebrated TV chef and world traveler, took his life earlier this year, just weeks before his 62nd birthday. To some, Bourdain was the image of success and satisfaction. He visited exotic locations, enjoyed rare and delicious foods, kept celebrity friends and spoke his mind with a refreshing frankness. But underneath the surface, things more »

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NAMI And Others File Lawsuit Against The Short-Term, Limited Duration Plan Final Rule

In partnership with the Association for Community Affiliated Plans and other organizations, NAMI filed suit today to invalidate the federal short-term, limited duration (STLD) insurance plan rule issued last month by three federal agencies. The legal challenge seeks a temporary injunction against the recently issued STLD rule, which would expand the availability of plans that more »

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Families Still Face Discrimination in Mental Health Care

October 9, 2018

By Sue Abderholden – This year, just a few days prior to Mental Illness Awareness Week, we celebrate the ten-year anniversary of the passage of the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, which was signed into law on October 3, 2008. It is a momentous law, promising an end more »

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NAMIWalks Celebrates Hope

September 24, 2018

More than 4,000 people joined in NAMIWalks Minnesota on Sept. 22 at Minnehaha Park in Minneapolis to celebrate hope, raise awareness, and support NAMI’s programs.  Over $502,000!! was raised and funds are still being tabulated. Donations to the walk will be accepted until Nov. 22.  It was a gorgeous fall day with temps in the more »

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Upcoming Forums for State House Candidates

With less than 30 days until the election, it’s time for the 2018 election season to begin in earnest. You can expect candidates and their supporters to begin door-knocking, making phone calls, and attending public events in support of their campaigns. If a candidate knocks on your door, be sure and ask them about what more »

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