The public-service spots are just 15 seconds long. Each one is a series of video clips of young people, full of excitement, love and promise — all cut off abruptly, midsentence, followed by the message: “Don’t let opioids cut your story short.”
A new large-scale study conducted by researchers at Mayo Clinic and Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation aims to identify biomarkers that would predict patient response to the drug acamprosate.
“I want people to know my story,” she said. “It’s important to do that. I want people to know about serious mental illness and what can happen if it isn’t treated.”
The program works to help participants develop close relationships with other women in recovery, through single-gender support groups and mentoring relationships with female volunteers.
With medications like buprenorphine, or suboxone, readily available, Dr. Bob Levy says that people struggling to break their addiction to opioids can be seen in their regular physician’s office, alongside patients with other common chronic illnesses like diabetes, heart disease or asthma.
Piatt spent decades keeping his OCD under wraps, but these days he’s taking the opposite approach.
The new LGBTQ+ intensive outpatient support group launched June 6. It has already attracted a small but growing group of members.
This year’s African Mental Health Summit, titled “Seeing the Past But Not Captured by it: The Need for Cultural Healing,” will be held July 11 at the Minneapolis Institute of Art.
Leaders at the newly named Judy Retterath Withdrawal Management Center in Plymouth decided to expand their withdrawal management offerings because they saw an acute need for these services.
This spring, a collection of Uma Oswald’s self-portraits was hung at the University of Minnesota’s Institute for Translational Research in Children’s Mental Health, a center that brings together researchers to study the latest research on mental illness in young people.
I Am Borderline is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing education and research about borderline personality disorder (BPD) and supporting individuals and families living with the diagnosis.
For some families, Whittier said, making the trip to a therapy appointment, even if the facility where it is held is only a few miles away from home, “can still feel like a real burden.”
Genoa Healthcare, a national provider of pharmacy services in mental health clinics with 20 in-clinic pharmacies based in the state, is in the process of establishing telepsychiatry services in several Minnesota mental health clinics.
“We know that traditional healing has been a holistic approach for generations,” said deputy human services commissioner Claire Wilson. “It has worked. We also know that what’s not working for American Indians is conventional treatment methods.”
The walks aren’t focused on the act of walking exactly, but more on observing and interacting with nature.
Sometimes a stomachache is just a stomachache. Other times it’s more.
Some 17 states, including Wisconsin, have peer respite homes up and running, but there are none in Minnesota. H.F. 2301 requests an appropriation to establish two such homes in Greater Minnesota.
For people who struggle to find the right medication, pharmacogenomics could help speed the process of recovery. The field has been the subject of study at the University of Minnesota and the Mayo Clinic.
The coffee shop Katy Armendariz envisions would support recovery from all angles. Staff and managers would all be in active recovery, so everyone would feel comfortable talking about their lives and support each other in their struggles to stay sober.
Mallman’s playlist is an eclectic mix of musical styles, but all the songs have one thing in common: a focus on happiness, optimism, bravery and, most important of all, joy.