The COVID spending package will help People Incorporated fund its behavioral and mental health services for three years.
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.
The MMPI-3, published by the University of Minnesota Press, is the first full revision of the test in more than 30 years.
A transition clinic at M Health Fairview St. Joseph’s Hospital in St. Paul will provide new options for care.
A Hazelden Betty Ford program conducts screenings and assessments of students who may be experiencing issues related to substance use and mental health.
The intended audience for “Family Bipolar Stories” is any person who is seeking information, support and reassurance while caring for a loved one with mental illness.
Headway offers mental health services for children and adults, including culturally specific programming.
2020 marked the 10th anniversary of Hlub Zoo, a school-based mental health program serving Hmong and other Southeast Asian students and their families.
“We want to provide space for people to tell their stories and we want to provide positive solutions,” said producer Jessica Cordova Kramer. “We want our shows to shed light on what is working.”
That commitment led Ramstad to advocate for and ultimately see passage of a groundbreaking federal law that requires insurance companies to pay equally for mental and physical health benefits, including addiction treatment.
Their goal is to engage members and work with them to get the treatment they need.
The conference, titled “Building Mindful Connections: The Invincibility of Mindful Self-Care for Helping Professionals,” will be held virtually on Oct. 31.
Thao recently received an Outstanding Refugee Award from the Minnesota Department of Human Services.
After her son’s diagnosis, Greiling said, “I started working on mental health legislation wherever I encountered it.”
While some providers and patients may prefer to meet face-to-face, too many have experienced for themselves the convenience of online appointments to ever shut down that option.
The device, to be designed and developed by scientists at the U of M Medical School, may be able to help treat mental illnesses like depression and PTSD.
Jeff Zuckerman and his wife, Leah, had been married for 30 years when Leah’s late-onset bipolar disorder upended their ordinary, happy lives.
“We saw an 18 percent increase nationwide in overdoses in March, a 29 percent increase in April and a 42 percent increase in May,” said Engebreth, who heads Minnesota Outpatient Services at Hazelden-Betty Ford.
“We decided to offer a series of virtual online classes,” said founder/Executive Director Jeanne Calvit. “We didn’t want anyone to get bored or feel isolated. We created a Zoom community, and the response from our artists was immediate and enthusiastic.”
“I want to show people you can still live a beautiful life even with the greatest challenges,” said Heather Boll, a certified peer support specialist.
Such programs often have higher success rates with members of minority populations, who frequently struggle to reach and maintain sobriety using traditional treatment programs.