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.
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.
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.
Some 17 states, including Wisconsin, have peer respite homes up and running, but there are none in Minnesota. H.F. 2301 requests an appropriation to establish two such homes in Greater Minnesota.
For people who struggle to find the right medication, pharmacogenomics could help speed the process of recovery. The field has been the subject of study at the University of Minnesota and the Mayo Clinic.
The coffee shop Katy Armendariz envisions would support recovery from all angles. Staff and managers would all be in active recovery, so everyone would feel comfortable talking about their lives and support each other in their struggles to stay sober.
Mallman’s playlist is an eclectic mix of musical styles, but all the songs have one thing in common: a focus on happiness, optimism, bravery and, most important of all, joy.
“The law is a stressful job in terms of the demands that have always been placed on lawyers in the workplace,” said Joan Bibelhausen.
Methadone, the drug commonly used to curb withdrawal symptoms as a person tapers off heroin, requires supervised daily dosing — which is available in very few cities in Greater Minnesota.
Learn to Live, an online cognitive behavioral therapy program, is offered free to University of Minnesota students. “It’s streamlined, it’s effective, it’s quick,” says student Sawyer Boyles.
In August 2016, patients certified by a registered clinician as having intractable pain became eligible to receive medical cannabis in the state. Since then, the number of Minnesotans using cannabis to treat their pain has been on the rise.
The four-term Democratic state senator from Kerrick has a long history of legislative experience working on behavioral health issues.
Ruby Rivera gets to combine her passion for libraries with her desire to roll up her sleeves and help people navigate life’s toughest moments.
Though the program is currently operating as a pilot, it is on track to grow in 2019, thanks to money set aside in the city’s 2019 budget.
Part of the reason for the shortage of LADCs may have to do with the stress that’s baked into the job.
Piper said she also hopes that the next commissioner will be a person who “values the dignity of every person, regardless of what they have to offer back to society.”
What makes Leonetti Confetti unique is that all of the company’s paid employees are women in recovery from addiction. Almost all are clients of Wayside Recovery Center.