Nationally, a recent poll found that 86% of transgender and nonbinary youth reported that recent discussion around anti-trans bills has harmed their mental health.
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.
GoFundMe and other crowdfunding campaigns are common for those suffering physical ailments, but asking for help for mental health struggles is becoming more common.
A $1 million award from the federal government will help a Twin Cities HIV/AIDS housing nonprofit serve unhoused Minnesotans with substance use disorder.
One answer to the mental health care provider shortage may lie in the hands of a relatively new type of nurse. Psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioners provide care for children and families with a whole-person approach.
The gift announced Friday is the largest in Hazelden Betty Ford’s history and will provide initial funding needed to launch a National Center for Families and Children, an effort for which the nonprofit is aiming to raise $100 million.
The legislation would allow a judge to take firearms away from someone deemed a threat to themselves or others, and supporters argue similar laws around the country have stopped mass shootings, suicides and other gun violence.
Allina Health staff are trained to recognize potential victims, while the nonprofit Breaking Free works to connect people with housing and help with mental health and addiction.
Understanding subtle, or not-so-subtle, cultural differences can make or break addiction treatment.
A 2020 Stanford University study concluded that ready access to a gun is a major risk factor for suicide.
In the past, physicians needed to apply for a special permit called an X-waiver to prescribe buprenorphine. Last week, the Drug Enforcement Administration announced an end to the X-waiver program.
The donation to Crossing Healthcare was a one-time gift to pay only for the buildings. It was up to clinic staff to find money to run the programs, and that has proven difficult.
Leaders say they believe the proposal is the first of its kind to be approved by a medical association in the United States.
An Augsburg University professor who’d grown up in a family where spanking was the norm decided to research the practice after becoming a parent herself.
Religious groups on college campuses that have long counseled students grappling with issues of faith or spirituality are now adding mental health clinicians in campus religious hubs, and training religious leaders to know when to refer students to psychological care.
Rather than having time to grieve and recover, Miles spent the first weeks and months after her husband’s death meeting with probate attorneys and bankers to sort out her financial life. She’s now published a book to help others with that.
Many recovery community organizations that found out about grant awards in July still haven’t received money from the state Department of Human Services.
Community bridge building, or tapping the indispensable expertise of people who have lived experience in a specific culture, is one approach that has shown some success in addressing the opioid addiction crisis among Karen youth in the Twin Cities.
Unlike methadone, the traditional medication to wean people off heroin or other opioids, buprenorphine can be prescribed at primary care clinics and dispensed at neighborhood pharmacies.
Is the massive tranche of money a target for elected officials to use for politically infused projects that will do little to offer restitution or help those harmed?
Advocates at the Karen Organization of Minnesota say Karen parents from around the state are increasingly concerned that their children are becoming addicted to opioids.