NAMI Minnesota Challenges Plan to Close Joseph’s Hospital

December 5, 2019

MEDIA ALERT (Dec. 5, 2019) NAMI Minnesota is distressed by the rumor that M Health Fairview is considering closing St. Joseph’s Hospital in St. Paul. St. Joe’s is a vital component of Minnesota’s mental health system providing care to thousands of people struggling with mental illnesses and substance use disorders. This rumor comes at a more »

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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 https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2019/10/10/what-is-anxiety-and-what-does-it-actually-feel-like/ 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 https://trftimes.com/news/12610/mental-health-in-the-workplace 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 https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/November-2019/How-Families-Can-Work-Together 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 https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2019/NAMI-Applauds-HHS-for-Removing-Barriers-to-Treatment-for-People-with-Serious-Mental-Illness 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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University of Minnesota tests new apps to help teen brains fight psychosis

October 16, 2019

October 15, 2019 – 5:02PM By Jeremy Olson Star Tribune http://www.startribune.com/training-the-brain-to-fight-psychosis/563013182/ Teens struggling with hallucinations and delusions will receive mobile phone apps that offer brain training and social support — part of a new University of Minnesota research focus that emphasizes non-drug solutions for severe mental disorders. Testing the apps will be the U’s unique more »

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