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Workshop on Building Trauma Aware and Caring Schools

November 12, 2019

A workshop called Building Trauma Aware and Caring Schools in Support of African Immigrants, Refugees, and Undocumented Students will be held on Friday, Dec. 6, from 8:00-4:00, at Neighborhood House, 179 Robie Street East, in West St. Paul. This workshop is designed to help teachers, school social workers, counselors, school librarians, school nurses, volunteers, agencies and more »

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Psychiatric Assistance Line (PAL)

November 11, 2019

The Psychiatric Assistance Line (PAL) was created in 2014 through a grant from the Minnesota Department of Human Services to create better statewide access to mental health triage and psychiatric consultation for primary care providers. This provides free and immediate access to psychiatric care for those that may have otherwise had a lengthy wait for more »

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What Is Anxiety, And What Does It Actually Feel Like?

November 8, 2019

October 10, 2019 at 10:10 pm By Heather Brown CBS Minnesota MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Today is World Mental Health Day. The idea behind it is to raise awareness about mental health — whether it be depression, PTSD, anxiety or any range of concerns. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health concern in the U.S., according more »

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Mental health in the workplace

November 6, 2019 By April Scheinoha Thief River Falls Times Recognition, networking and learning were on the agenda Friday, Nov. 1 during the Manufacturers’ Luncheon at Digi-Key. Each local manufacturer received a certificate of commendation in recognition of its outstanding contributions to the Minnesota economy. Each certificate was signed by Steve Grove, commissioner of more »

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How Families Can Work Together

Nov. 04, 2019 By Izzy Gonçalves NAMI Over 15 years, my spouse and I struggled with her severe bipolar I disorder. We went through weeks-long psychiatric hospitalizations, disrupted relationships and stalled personal and professional goals. Eventually, I took grudging ownership of her treatment. We resented each other, and we didn’t work together. I now know more »

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NAMI Applauds HHS For Removing Barriers To Treatment For People With Serious Mental Illness

11/6/2019 NAMI Today, the federal government announced the approval of the first-of-its-kind Medicaid demonstration project that aims to broaden treatment services available to Medicaid beneficiaries with serious mental illness and serious emotional disturbance in the District of Columbia.

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NAMI Minnesota 2019 Award Winners

Congratulations to NAMI Minnesota’s 2019 special recognition award winners. The awards recognize individuals or organizations that have demonstrated extraordinary work and advocacy on behalf of children or adults with mental illnesses and their families. They were presented at NAMI’s state conference and annual meeting held on Nov. 2 in St. Paul. Professional of the Year: more »

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Free Parent Education Conference in Savage, Nov. 16

October 31, 2019

NAMI will hold its next Super Saturday Parent Education Conference on Nov. 16, from 8:30-2:30 at Prior Lake High School in Savage. This event is designed to meet the needs of biological, foster and adoptive parents, family members, paraprofessionals, and others who work with or care for children with and without a mental health diagnosis. more »

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Suicide Survivors’ Club Story Portrait Workshops in Minneapolis

October 21, 2019

The Suicide Survivors’ Club founders developed a workshop inspired by their Suicide Survivors’ Club book series. The workshop will help attendees: 1) Get validation for the ups and downs of how life changes after the suicide of a family member. 2) Understand how visual storytelling can help families after their loss. 3) Use images provided more »

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