The class was created back in 2012 by Janet Lewis Muth, Carleton College’s director of health promotion. In those days, Muth worked for the Rice County Mental Health Collective.
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.
Diggins said she enjoyed sharing the stage with Shortal and talking about their shared history of disordered eating; she believes that Peace Meal is a powerful tool that could help even more people learn about eating disorders and body-image issues.
The group supports and educates students about mental illness, through group discussions, conversations with mental health experts and advocacy.
The program will address the mental health needs of new parents, with a focus on the overall health of children and families.
Rather than seeing the total number of nicotine users in the state go down as many people had hoped, the popularity of e-cigarettes means that more young Minnesotans are becoming addicted.
“Is the world today a scary place? Yes,” said Jenny Britton of Washburn Center for Children. “Is there an uptake in adolescent mental health diagnoses? We’re absolutely seeing that.”
Earlier this year, the FDA approved Spravato, a move that gave the controversial practice of using ketamine to treat depression an air of professional legitimacy. But insurance companies have been slow to sanction the treatment.
The challenges that veterinarians face include high levels of student loan debt, struggles explaining the cost of services to clients, and complex moral conundrums connected to end-of-life animal care, says Athena Diesch-Chham.
“While other medical schools may do trainings,” said Dr. Charles Reznikoff. “I have never heard of a med school anywhere that has incorporated a training for the entire class and provided the kits. That’s where we stand out.”
To understand how to help people recover from gambling addiction, researchers need to understand the cultural traditions and beliefs that are behind their behaviors, said Northstar Problem Gambling Alliance co-founder Don Feeney.
The Wilder Foundation released a report earlier this year that found clear needs for intensive mental health services in Minnesota, and that there is a particular shortage of treatment options for adolescents.
Council members will make recommendations for funding programs and services out of a portion of the projected $20.9 million in annual fees to be collected from drug makers and distributors.
The daylong summit will be anchored with edgy, topical performances by youth-run arts ensembles and feature breakout sessions on a range of topics, including zine-making as a form of radical self-care, the use of Native languages as empowerment and the power of healing circles in African immigrant and refugee communities.
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.