NAMIWalks Minnesota DIT Sponsorships and Registration

June 29, 2020

NAMIWalks Minnesota is gearing up for its 2020 DIT (Do It Together) Walk on Saturday Sept. 26. Support NAMI and join in this creative mental health awareness-raising event which also raises funds for NAMI’s programs of education, support and advocacy for children and adults with mental illnesses and their families. Partner with us as a more »

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DBT/CBT Series, Part 2, Keely Herron’s personal experience with DBT

June 26, 2020

This episode is an interview with Keely Herron (click) who shares her experience of going through DBT, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and continuing to use DBT skills to help maintain her mental health. Keely is a strategist, marketing communications specialist, and mental health speaker. She lost her father to suicide in 1999 and has contributed to more »

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NAMI To Hold Free Virtual National Convention, July 13-14

June 23, 2020

NAMI’s National Convention is one of the largest community gatherings of mental health advocates from throughout the U.S. It is usually attended by 2,000 to 3,000 people. This year NAMI’s online Virtual National Convention set for July 13-14 will be free. Don’t miss out. Register today. If you have never attended before, this is the more »

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DBT/CBT Series, Part 1, Dr. Helen Valenstein-Mah, PhD, LP, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

June 22, 2020

This episode is Part 1 of a series on DBT, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, as well as touching on CBT, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.  Included in the series are bits and pieces of how people might maintain mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The series begins with a conversation with a mental health professional and will be more »

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2020 NAMI Award Nominations Sought

June 14, 2020

The NAMI Minnesota Awards recognize individuals or organizations that have demonstrated extraordinary work and advocacy on behalf of children or adults with mental illnesses and their families. Award categories and more information can be found here. To nominate a person or organization, write a note of 100 words or less. Be accurate and clear as more »

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NAMI Minnesota is Committed to Fighting Structural Racism

June 10, 2020

NAMI Minnesota grieves the murder of George Floyd. We extend our sympathy to his family, friends and community. We know that more must be done to address the structural racism in our communities, state and country. As an organization dedicated to improving the mental health of Minnesotans, addressing racism and racial violence must be part of our more »

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NAMI Minnesota Covid-19 Resources

June 5, 2020

As COVID-19 continues to spread in Minnesota, and with deep concern for the health of our staff, volunteers and the people we serve, NAMI Minnesota has shutdown its office but continues to operate remotely. By practicing social distancing we are all doing our part to help slow the spread of the virus and prevent our more »

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NAMI’s Statement on Recent Racist Incidents

June 4, 2020

At NAMI, we know that many people in our communities have been treated poorly and unfairly by the justice system. Last year, the NAMI HelpLine received thousands of calls from people requesting legal resources. We also know that people of color—much like people with mental health conditions—are over-represented in the criminal justice system and often more »

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Study on Personal Experiences with Bipolar Disorder

June 1, 2020

What are your experiences with stigma and bipolar disorder? An undergraduate student at Augsburg University is conducting a research project related to understanding perspectives on bipolar disorder and could use your input. Take the survey via copy and pasting this link into your browser: http://augsburg.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_71yUwVOSEqqbSoR.

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