Minnesota has a dearth of recovery services focused on the needs of BIPOC communities. The Twin Cities Recovery Project, Johnigan’s young-but-growing nonprofit, was one of a small group of organizations trying to fill the gap.
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.
After years at a simmer, staffing shortages at long-term care programs in Minnesota have reached a full boil.
Until she discovered the research of Columbia University Professor Katherine Shear, author Andrea Gilats felt like she was the only person who had been stuck in a seemingly endless grieving process.
The number of cases of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia is on the rise in Minnesota.
Teri Fritsma’s work recently led NAMI Minnesota to select her for the organization’s annual Public Service Award.
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.
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.