The research team noted a connection between the part of the brain responsible for addiction and appetite regulation as a possible cause for smokers’ cravings for energy-dense, high-calorie foods during nicotine withdrawal.
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.
Some of the money, which was awarded to the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, will be distributed to 11 local project partners through the department’s “Bend, Don’t Break” initiative to advance their work in farm stress and rural mental health.
Kratsch, the founder of Infinite Campus, knows from personal experience that getting help for those experiencing mental health distress can be a confusing and frustrating process.
Under former Minnesota Rep. Mindy Greiling, NAMI Ramsey County has focused on lobbying at the county level. Why? Because that’s where the money is.
Youth programming is something of a new offering at Brighter Days Family Grief Center, which was established in 2016 as a resource and support program for families coping with the loss of a loved one.
Earlier this month, the Minnesota Psychiatric Society released a position paper opposing authorization of medical cannabis as a treatment for all anxiety disorders.
After the suicide of a medical school classmate, Brianna Engelson, Jennifer Zick and Sameena Ahmed-Buehlera wanted to do something to create a more open, accepting culture around mental health.
“Changemakers” retreats grew from community forums focused on the region’s addiction crisis and led by the U of M Extension’s Center for Community Vitality.
Facing a nationwide shortage of forensic psychiatrists, the U’s program emphasizes to med school graduates the benefits of a public-sector career.
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.