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Mental health and addiction beat funding passes $3,000

By Friday, August 23, 41 donors had contributed a total of $3,115 for MinnPost’s new mental health and addiction beat.

Nell Hurley testimonial

Friday, Aug. 23, update: 41 people have signed on so far to fund MinnPost’s new beat on mental health and addiction issues.

Donations have ranged from $10 to $360. The current total raised is $3,115.

Some recent comments, reprinted with permission:

Together we can breakdown some of the stigma around mental illness. I believe mental illness should be treated like cancer: have empathy for the patient and cultural investment in the treatments.
Rachel Fulkerson, Columbia Heights, in memory of Daniel Joseph Graves

I am excited to be able to support this effort. I know it is expensive to do these in-depth, labor-intensive stories. I hope to see more efforts like this in the future. MinnPost does excellent work. I go to the website daily. Keep up the good work!
Linda Goodspeed, Falcon Heights, in memory of Elmer Flaig

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Thank you for addressing this very important issue.
Rolf Westgard, St. Paul

The coverage [at MinnPost] is amazing, and this issue is close to my heart. In your coverage, please include families and partners of people with MI/addiction!
Sara Leiste, St. Paul

I’m confident MinnPost will bring its solid reporting and analysis to its beat on the issues of mental health and addiction.
Paul Zerby, Minneapolis

Just to recap: our fundraising goal is $10,000 goal in 10 days. We’ve raised $3,115 to date; we have $6,885 to go. The campaign ends Friday, August 30.

Please help us reach the goal. Every donation counts!