Levin started a blog focused on men’s mental health, because he felt like the lessons he learned as a boy and young man held him back from getting the help he needed during his first depression.
MinnPost’s Mental Health & Addiction coverage seeks to shine a light on issues that affect a huge number of Minnesota families yet are often ignored by the media, with author Andy Steiner writing stories related to mental health, addiction and the complex relationship between the two.
Dakota is showing other Minnesota counties how to implement the new law that requires 911 operators to refer calls involving mental health issues to crisis teams rather than to law enforcement.
The collaboration between Stages Theatre Company and the Capri Theater deals with the violent arrest of a Black teen.
Subjects in the five-year studies represent the full range of ethnicities living in the Twin Cities, with equal groups of Black, Hispanic, Native, immigrant and refugee and white subjects.
As co-founders of Twin Cities Recovery Project, a Minneapolis-based addiction recovery program focused on the needs of the African American community, LaTricia Tate and Marc Johnigan were partners in work — and in life.
Sports psychologists don’t only work with athletes and their coaches. They also often do trainings for business professionals interested in bringing an athletic mindset to partnerships and high-stakes negotiations.
Matthew Sanchez realized students need consistency — not so much by making sure the trains run on time, but rather by consistently showing them he cares.
For the last decade, Eugene Newcombe has waged what he sees as a war of sorts against the Department of Veterans Affairs — to help fellow vets apply for disability compensation he believes they deserve.
The National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers is not only giving Peter Hayden its inaugural “Diversity, Inclusivity and Racial Equity Award,” the group is naming the award after him.
In 2017, Marika Reese decided to start her own for-profit mental health agency, Ubuntu Care Services, with a focus is on African American clients. It was just the beginning.
Created as a way to recognize organizations and individuals working toward lasting social change, Anthem Award winners are selected by members of the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences, a group of digital-industry experts and influencers.
COVID-forced closures have not only impacted the viability of Minnesota’s day-treatment programs, they’ve destabilized participants’ mental health.
The University of Minnesota Duluth’s Providing Advanced Clinical Training (PACT) program offers $10,000 stipends to offset the cost of the unpaid internship requirement for social work masters’ degree students.
George Realmuto is an outspoken advocate for limiting the scope of medical cannabis and for upping the legal age for recreational use, positions informed by his research as a psychiatrist — and by the loss of his daughter.
A Q&A with Julie Bluhm, CEO of Guild Services, a St. Paul-based nonprofit devoted to helping people with mental illness and long-term homelessness.
Rooted in Anishinaabe language, culture, traditions and beliefs, Ombimindwaa Gidinawemaaganinaadog — the department formerly known as Red Lake Family and Children’s Services — is designed to focus on intergenerational family wellness.
Minnesota has a dearth of recovery services focused on the needs of BIPOC communities. The Twin Cities Recovery Project, Johnigan’s young-but-growing nonprofit, was one of a small group of organizations trying to fill the gap.
After years at a simmer, staffing shortages at long-term care programs in Minnesota have reached a full boil.
Until she discovered the research of Columbia University Professor Katherine Shear, author Andrea Gilats felt like she was the only person who had been stuck in a seemingly endless grieving process.
The number of cases of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia is on the rise in Minnesota.