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IPS Work Programs Prove Effective

January 11, 2019

The Dept. of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) has just issued their annual report on Individual Placement and Supports (IPS). This is an evidence-based employment program for people with serious mental illnesses. People with serious mental illnesses face numerous challenges finding and maintaining a job, leading to the highest unemployment rate and lowest workforce participation more »

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Middle School Version of Ending the Silence Planned

NAMI National’s Ending the Silence training is a 55-minute presentation for high school students that provides information about the warning signs of mental illnesses and suicide, and teaches students how to help themselves or a friend who may be experiencing warning signs. The training includes a 15-minute presentation by a young adult living with a more »

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Integrated mental health services help Minnesota kids

January 10, 2019

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention estimates one in six U.S. children ages 2-8 have a diagnosed mental, behavioral or developmental disorder. Author: Associated Press, Stephanie Dickrell, St. Cloud Times Published: 1:33 AM CST January 8, 2019 Updated: 1:39 AM CST January 8, 2019 SARTELL, Minn. — You won’t find “Negatron” and “Optimistic Prime” in the Transformer more »

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St. Paul Police Will Expand New Mental Health Unit

December 26, 2018

Associated Press, December 26, 2018 – The St. Paul Police Department will expand its new unit dedicated to handling calls for mental health crises. Minnesota Public Radio News reported that the St. Paul City Council recently approved a budget to nearly double the number of officers working within the mental health unit that started this more »

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NAMI Minnesota Online Family Support Group Starts

NAMI Minnesota is now offering an online support group for families and friends of adults living with a mental illness. The support group offers an opportunity to meet with others who share their concerns, to compare experiences and learn from each other. Those who care for someone with a mental illness and are over the more »

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Register Now for Family-to-Family Courses

December 24, 2018

Do you have a family member living with a mental illness? 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. Over 4,000 Minnesota families have benefited from this course. Join others for this series taught by more »

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An old Minnesota jail is now a leader for inmate mental health

December 11, 2018

The booking area of the Clay County Correctional Facility in Moorhead before inmates were moved into the facility. A mental health assessment is now part of the process when new inmates arrive at the jail. Dan Gunderson | MPR News When Clay County officials started planning to replace its jail, the oldest in the state, they more »

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Casino awarded NAMI Employer of the Year Award

The Minnesota National Alliance on Mental Illness presented Grand Casino Hinckley with its Employer of the Year Award at its annual conference, held Nov. 3 in St. Paul. The award recognizes an employer who has demonstrated support for hiring and retaining people with mental illnesses; has taken extraordinary measures to educate its employees about mental more »

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