Facing a nationwide shortage of forensic psychiatrists, the U’s program emphasizes to med school graduates the benefits of a public-sector career.
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.
Located in a former convent just blocks away from the Minnesota State Capitol, Hart House is a program of Missions Inc., a Plymouth-based nonprofit with a long history of supporting people recovering from homelessness, domestic violence and addiction.
For many people, electroconvulsive therapy sounds like a last resort. But ECT is a safe and effective procedure, one that has helped countless patients struggling with severe depression or bipolar disorder.
At St. David’s Center for Child and Family Development, early childhood workers help parents and their young children learn healthy ways to interact and cope with life stressors.
This fall, Marvin Seppala, chief medical officer, and Nick Motu, vice president and chief external affairs officer, will be retiring after decades with the nonprofit addiction treatment giant.
Current blockbuster productions like “Dear Evan Hansen,” “Next to Normal” and “Heathers: The Musical” all focus on mental health themes.
Kahin Adam’s razor-sharp focus on the mental health needs of the Somali diaspora inspired him to pack up his life and move to St. Cloud.
“We are going to add 30 more inpatient beds by the end of 2022,” said Todd Archbold, CEO of PrairieCare.
The group offers support to women who often feel that they have to bear their grief alone.
The adolescent brain is still developing, said Dr. Jessica Cici, and because of this, poor sleep can be particularly problematic for teens’ growing bodies and brains.
Staff working at the St. Paul-based nonprofit Guild have developed strategies to help their clients become more comfortable with the idea of getting the COVID-19 vaccine.
While depression is relatively common in pregnancy, treatment varies, with many pregnant people forgoing antidepressant medications or psychotherapy treatment.
When history threw many young people’s carefully laid plans off course, diagnoses of common mental health concerns like anxiety and depression soared — as did the rates of substance use, said Cindy Doth, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation youth and school outreach manager.
Since the founding of Sarah’s … an Oasis for Women in the 1990s, it has served more than 600 women from more than 70 nations.
“We need to realize that we all make mistakes,” said Moen. “We’re all working under different timelines. We should try to have grace for ourselves and others.”
“Because the brain is still not finished developing in someone under the age of 25 or 26, they are more sensitive to being impacted or disrupted than someone whose brain has fully developed,” said Dr. Sara Polley.
Change Inc. is a nonprofit that provides mental health professionals to more than 30 schools around the Twin Cities.
In his new show, “The thing I wanted to do was move beyond depression into mental health in general,” Moe said. “There are a lot of disorders that are very common that don’t get talked about enough.”
At IIT, an offshoot of Ellie Family Services, staff members see the use of psychedelic medication as a new and promising way to help patients move beyond blockages in their mental health and take further steps toward recovery.
“We are very optimistic that this is going to be ground-breaking work and we hope that we can serve as a leader for state of Minnesota and the country,” said Superintendent Ben Barton.