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Mental Health Day at the State Fair, August 26

August 20, 2019

For the second straight year the MN State Fair will highlight Mental Health Awareness. Visitors can learn about mental health resources and wellness through games and activities as well as inspiring stage acts including music, youth performances, yoga, and more. More than 50 awareness-raising activities, many of them geared for children and teens, will be more »

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How To Keep People Engaged In Mental Health Treatment

August 14, 2019

By Revella H. Nesbit, M.Ed., LPC-S, ODCP Jul. 19, 2019 NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/July-2019/How-to-Keep-People-Engaged-in-Mental-Health-Treatm Mental illness affects every age group, gender, socio-economic status and culture, yet not all Americans have the same access to proper care. For example, only 20% of Asian Americans with mental illness receive treatment compared to 48% of white adults. And only 56% of African Americans and Latinx adults more »

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NAM Minnesota Offers Family-to-Family Web Course

July 25, 2019

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. Join others for this series taught by family members who have walked the walk. The Family-to-Family web course will meet weekly for 12 weeks on Thursdays starting more »

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NAMI Legislative Session Recap

July 9, 2019

Join NAMI Minnesota for a legislative wrap-up. This will be a chance to learn more about all of the important changes to Minnesota law that came out of the recent legislative session and to give input on what issues NAMI should work on in future sessions. Find out more and register, here.

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NAMI Minnesota’s Strategic Plan, 2019-2024

June 28, 2019

Based on input from stakeholders including the public, affiliates, donors, staff, and the board of directors through surveys, interviews, and discussion the NAMI Minnesota Board of Directors has adopted a new strategic plan for 2019-2014. Find out the basic goals and steps of the new 5-year plan, here.

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NAMI Minnesota Award Nominees Sought

June 26, 2019

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. The award categories and application form can be found at here. The awards will be presented at NAMI Minnesota’s annual state conference on Nov. 2. Please send nominations more »

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Be a NAMIWalks Sponsor

June 25, 2019

NAMIWalks Minnesota is gearing up for another fantastic year. Sponsor the largest mental health awareness walk in the state and support NAMI’s work. Partner with us as a corporate or individual sponsor for this inspiring event. Sponsorships start as low as $250! For more details, contact Amy Britt at 651-645-2948 x112 or events@namimn.org.

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Competency Restoration Task Force Seeks Applicants

June 22, 2019

Applications are now being accepted for the new Community Competency Restoration Task Force. The 2019 legislature has created the Task Force to focus on civilly committed patients found incompetent to stand trial. The Community Competency Restoration Task Force will evaluate and study community competency restoration programs and develop recommendations to address the needs of individuals more »

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Scott County Closer to Adding Residential Facility

June 21, 2019

Scott County has moved several steps closer to having its first 16-bed residential and short-term crisis facility for adults with mental illnesses. The Savage City Council approved the new development at its meeting in April and moved forward with more specific plans for the facility during its May and June meetings. The new facility will more »

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