Kyros, a platform that connects people to substance use disorder peer recovery specialists, will use the raise to expand service access.
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.
While there’s a body of research on how substances affect brain development, researchers say there has been no comprehensive study looking at early years of life over a long period of time.
After crisis treatment, clients can stay for longer-term intensive treatment at People Incorporated’s Chicago Avenue program.
Jerry Sparby was principal of Cold Spring Elementary in 2003, when a student at nearby ROCORI High School shot and killed two classmates.
Residential addiction treatment programs that allow parents to bring their children along have been recognized for their success. But a mix of logistical challenges and low reimbursement rates mean they struggle to stay afloat.
Refugees arrive to the United States following traumatic events that turned their worlds upside down. And when resettling, mental health is often one of the last things people are thinking about.
Wellness in the Woods’ Hope on Purpose contract with the Department of Corrections covers four training sessions a year held at different corrections facilities around the state.
Lorie Regenold, 54, admits that she still worries about what her son’s life will be like when she gets older. Making sure he has a safe place to live requires advocacy and effort, Regenold said.
Adedeji’s own experience with deaths in her family pointed to a clear need for more understanding in the Nigerian community about mental illness and its treatments.
Because of Minnesota’s complex licensing requirements, these three internationally trained mental health professionals say they haven’t been able to practice at a level equal to their education and experience since moving to the state.
Fatal opioid overdoses in the city increased by 130% from 2017 to 2021.
Teens who land in emergency rooms with an opioid overdose generally receive naloxone to reverse the effects of dangerous drugs in their system and are sent home with a list of places they can go for follow-up care. But too often, those teens never seek additional help.
Excessive alcohol use is taking a heavy toll in a state that celebrates its drinking culture.
The project, known as Fast, Reliable, Electronic, Unconscious, Detection, or FREUD, would use measurement of brain activity to detect early, subconscious signals of hesitation or pause over specific images that may signal the early stages of certain conditions.
About a year ago, mental health providers and hospital administrators started meeting weekly to find ways to reduce emergency department stays. They say changes are under way.
Until this spring, when Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz signed a bill restoring voting rights to ex-felons, Miranda Pacheco would not have been able to vote. Now, her first-ever vote will be for herself.
SoundMind app founders Brian Femminella and Travis Chen on how they’ve helped K-12 students combat pandemic-induced stress and anxiety by 46%.
The Minnesota State Legislature’s recent move to legalize recreational use of the drug for adults over 21 is raising questions for many of her patients’ parents about the availability and impact of cannabis on their teens.
When she began her own journey of recovery from substance abuse disorder in 2009, Farhia Budul saw a need for culturally specific services. Her organization — the first of its kind in the U.S. — provides addiction recovery and awareness services to Minnesota’s East African community.
While police officers and paramedics have some training in assisting individuals struggling with mental illness, these situations are often beyond their expertise, and in many cases, taking this route for assistance can be less direct or effective and sometimes dangerous.