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Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day, May 9

April 18, 2019

National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day for 2019 is observed on Thursday, May 9. Each year, National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day seeks to raise awareness about the importance of children’s mental health and show that positive mental health is essential to a child’s healthy development. Observance of Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day shines a more »

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Minnesota has some of the best and worst access to mental health care

April 8, 2019

Mar 18, 2019 Alisa Roth MPR News https://www.mprnews.org/story/2019/03/18/mn-has-some-of-the-best-and-worst-access-to-mental-health-care A new study indicates Minnesota has some of the best access to mental health care in the country, and some of the worst, based on the number of providers per capita in a county. The study from the University of Wisconsin’s Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson more »

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Minnesota tattoo artists raise awareness for mental health

Mar 9, 2019 MPR News https://www.mprnews.org/story/2019/03/08/minnesota-tattoo-artists-raise-awareness-for-mental-health A line of people snaked up the stairs from the Cream City Tattoo counter and nearly out the door one recent morning, as dozens waited for their semicolon tattoos. Teresa Nelson got the word “smile” with a semicolon in place of the “I.” “It’s simple. It has a lot more »

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Four Lessons From Four Years Of Therapy

Apr. 01, 2019 By Laurie Katz https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/April-2019/Four-Lessons-From-Four-Years-of-Therapy I’ve now been in therapy for four years. I talk about four years a lot. It’s an important number in my life. After I was raped in 2011, I suffered in silence for just under four years. It happened at college in Chicago by a fellow student on more »

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NAMI Joins 16 Patient Groups To Protect Access To Health Care

4/2/19 NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2019/NAMI-Joins-16-Patient-Groups-to-Protect-Access-to-Health-Care Arlington, VA — NAMI and 16 national organizations representing millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions filed an amicus curiae (“friend-of-the-court”) brief on April 1 in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in the case Texas v. United States. This is the appeal of a District Court’s ruling to invalidate the entire Affordable Care Act (ACA). If the more »

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Mental Health Must Be A Priority in 2019

April 4, 2019

NAMI Minnesota News Release, April 4, 2019 – Building our mental health system is a top priority in the 2019 Legislative Session.  With the release of some of the bills in the House and Senate, NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness) is pleased to see a bipartisan effort to improve Minnesota’s mental health system. more »

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Discussion of “The Ripple Effect” on April 23

March 28, 2019

NAMI Anoka County will show the film “The Ripple Effect” on April 23, from 6:30-9:00 p.m. at First Congregational UCC, 1923 N. 3rd Ave., in Anoka. “The Ripple Effect” chronicles the story of Kevin Hines, who at age 19 attempted to take his life. Since then, he has been on a mission to use his more »

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Crookston’s Mobile Mental Health Response Team Honored

March 27, 2019

Crookston’s Mobile Mental Health Crisis Response Team (MCRT) was recognized in February for responding to over 1,800 calls in 2018. They also did 575 in-person assessments. The efforts covered crisis line calls in eight counties as well as in-person intervention and assessments in Polk, Red Lake, Mahnomen and Norman counties. The Reaching Out to Serve more »

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