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Roseville Class on Depression in Older Adults

December 5, 2018

NAMI Minnesota will offer a free class called Gray Matters: Depression in Older Adults on Dec. 10, from 7:00-8:30, at Roseville Lutheran Church, 1215 Roselawn Ave. W., in Roseville. Feelings of sadness, loneliness and grief are normal. However, when this sadness is intense, is felt for a long period of time, interferes with our ability more »

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NAMI Grand Rapids, Winona and Southeast Holiday Gift Drives

December 4, 2018

NAMI Grand Rapids is holding a Holiday Gift Drive now through December 10 and collecting gifts at the MacRostie Art Center, 405 NW 1st Ave., in Grand Rapids and at Kiesler Wellness Center at 3130 SE 2nd Ave., in Grand Rapids. Gifts must be new, unwrapped and safe (nothing sharp or breakable, no ribbons or strings).  Ideas include:  stamps, art more »

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How to Get a Teen to Open Up About Suicidal Thoughts

November 27, 2018

(St. Paul Pioneer Press, Kassidy Tarala, Nov. 23, 2018) Fred Anderson said he didn’t know how to talk about suicide with anyone in his life — not his co-workers, friends or his teenage children. Then he attended QPR suicide-prevention training in Stillwater. QPR, which stands for Question, Persuade and Refer, is a method of suicide more »

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Holiday Parties Planned

November 26, 2018

NAMI Ramsey County Holiday Party Join NAMI Ramsey County for a FREE dinner and holiday party on Friday, December 14, 6:00-8:00 p.m. All people living with mental illnesses and their families are invited. Dinner will include chicken, mashed potatoes, vegetables, and cookies. This is a free event, but reservations are required by December 10. To more »

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NAMI Homefront Classes For Family & Friends of Vets

November 25, 2018

NAMI National has an online class called NAMI Homefront. This is a free, 6-session program for family, friends and significant others of military Service Members and Veterans. The class helps families understand what the Service Member/Veteran is experiencing related to trauma, combat stress, civilian life transition, PTSD and other mental health conditions.  Topics include mental health, more »

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2019 NAMI Minnesota Legislative Goals

November 19, 2018

NAMI Minnesota developed its 2019 Legislative Agenda following the engagement of its grassroots network. Minnesota continues to make progress building our mental health system, but we still have a long way to go. NAMI Minnesota’s 2019 Legislative goals are broad and impact health and human services, education, commerce, criminal justice system, housing, employment, and more. 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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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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