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.
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.
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.
This year’s African Mental Health Summit, titled “Seeing the Past But Not Captured by it: The Need for Cultural Healing,” will be held July 11 at the Minneapolis Institute of Art.
Leaders at the newly named Judy Retterath Withdrawal Management Center in Plymouth decided to expand their withdrawal management offerings because they saw an acute need for these services.
This spring, a collection of Uma Oswald’s self-portraits was hung at the University of Minnesota’s Institute for Translational Research in Children’s Mental Health, a center that brings together researchers to study the latest research on mental illness in young people.
I Am Borderline is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing education and research about borderline personality disorder (BPD) and supporting individuals and families living with the diagnosis.
For some families, Whittier said, making the trip to a therapy appointment, even if the facility where it is held is only a few miles away from home, “can still feel like a real burden.”
Genoa Healthcare, a national provider of pharmacy services in mental health clinics with 20 in-clinic pharmacies based in the state, is in the process of establishing telepsychiatry services in several Minnesota mental health clinics.
“We know that traditional healing has been a holistic approach for generations,” said deputy human services commissioner Claire Wilson. “It has worked. We also know that what’s not working for American Indians is conventional treatment methods.”
The walks aren’t focused on the act of walking exactly, but more on observing and interacting with nature.
Sometimes a stomachache is just a stomachache. Other times it’s more.