Super Saturday Parent Education Conference on October 5

September 12, 2019

Join NAMI Minnesota & School District 196 Community Education for a free Super Saturday Parent Education Conference on October 5 at Eagan High School/Dakota Hills Middle School, 4185 Braddock Trail, from 8:00-2:00. This event is designed to meet the needs of biological, foster, and adoptive parents, family members, paraprofessionals, and others who work with or more »

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Policy Change Will Impact People on Medical Assistance

September 10, 2019

The Department of Human Services (DHS) is implementing a policy change effective September 1, 2019 that could result in people with mental illnesses on MA losing their health insurance. People who are on Medical Assistance (MA) due to their disability (on a CADI waiver, MA-EPD, live in a long term care facility, etc.) must complete more »

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NAMI Connection Facilitators Needed

September 6, 2019

NAMI Minnesota will hold a NAMI Connection and Young Adult NAMI Connection support group facilitator training in St. Paul on Oct. 26-27. The groups meet on a weekly basis. NAMI Connection facilitators must self-identify as living with mental illness, have good interpersonal communication skills, and be living well in recovery. Young Adult facilitators must be more »

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Travel Insurance Plans – Et tu?

We already know that most health insurance plans don’t really cover mental health treatment like they do other health care treatment. Rarely are in-home services or adult residential treatment or crisis homes covered. We know that most disability insurance plans have a limit on coverage for mental health conditions – such as two years – more »

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Volunteer at NAMIWalks

August 29, 2019

Nearly 5,000 people from around the state are expected to join in NAMIWalks Minnesota on Saturday, Sept. 28 at Minnehaha Falls! The Walk raises awareness about mental illnesses, celebrates hope and supports the effort of NAMI Minnesota’s programs of education, support and advocacy. There will be live music, picnics & food trucks, speakers, resource tables, more »

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Study on Guided Imagery and Music to Treat Depression

August 27, 2019

A team of music therapy researchers is seeking adults with depression to participate in a study on Guided Imagery and Music, a specialized therapy approach in which specially selected classical music is used to support internal imagery, which the client and therapist work together to use in the client’s healing process. All participants will be more »

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Ten Family-to-Family Courses Available

August 22, 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. Over 4,000 Minnesota families have benefited from this course. Join others for this series taught by family members who have walked the walk. The Family-to-Family course meets more »

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Stop. Just Stop.

August 16, 2019

The news media reported again on August 16, 2019, President Trump stating “The gun doesn’t pull the trigger — they pull the trigger — and we’re looking at mental illness at a level that hasn’t been done before” adding that we should “start building institutions again. We have to open up institutions.” “They” of course more »

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Wellness in Color: “Between Two Worlds” (Jasmine Q’ian)

August 15, 2019

Welcome to “Wellness in Color,” a podcast series that explores perspectives on mental health to reshape the cultural language of mental illness. Interview Guest: Jasmine Q’ian Hosted by: Caroline Ludy Produced by: NAMI Minnesota (namimn.org) Guest Bio:  Living with borderline personality disorder (BPD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), 21 year-old Jasmine Q’ian battles two worlds, the more »

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