“This conference is grounded in the fact that we know that people in our community are experiencing poor-quality care,” said Joann Usher, executive director of Rainbow Health Initiative.
Sona Mehring created the free health-information-and-update website as a way to spread news about the condition of her good friends’ gravely ill infant daughter.
In a new podcast premiering this week, humorist and MPR host John Moe conducts conversations with nationally respected comedians who discuss their struggles with mental illness.
"It’s a unique place that provides a lot of hope and healing for a unique audience," said psychotherapist Gloria Englund.
“Too often, we tend to treat the kid that’s experienced trauma alone instead of treating the whole family,” said Project Director Abi Gewirtz.
The three-year project, which aims to collect and archive some 200 interviews, is part of the University of Minnesota’s Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection in GLBT Studies.
Matthew Sanford has a few ideas about ways to nurture the national healing process. He’ll share them when he and Krista Tippett talk in a program on Dec. 13 at St. Catherine University.
“People need to get back to everyday life,” Dr. Lloyd Sederer said. “Some people feel knocked down by this election, but they need to get back up and brush themselves off.”
The idea of the Blank Friday event is to offer something other than the stressful, commercially centered activities that have become the post-Thanksgiving norm in American life.
The move, which will expand the mental health care safety net in Anoka County, will also shore up the smaller Family Life Mental Health Center.
The best kind of music to put a child to sleep turned out to soft, repetitive and instrumental.
The conference, which will include a resource room, a number of workshops and panel discussions, will feature three talks by the Rev. Sarah Griffith Lund.
At the Twin Cities Men’s Center, men are challenged to look beyond traditional roles to discover new ways to be a man in the world.
Jennifer Ayers-Moore’s brother, Nathaniel Ayers, is the brilliant Juilliard-educated musician whose life was portrayed in the book and subsequent movie "The Soloist."
While body bullies have the power to intimidate and diminish their victims, Dr. Joshua Zimmerman tries to remind his patients that most bullies actually act out of fear.
"When I saw this fashion line glamorizing drugs and drug use, I just couldn’t let it slide,” said drug counselor and overdose awareness activist Randy Anderson.
Like soldiers returning from war, people who are transgender live lives on high alert, expecting everyday interactions to turn negative or even violent.
“It’s an opportunity for the community at large to see how things work here,” said Carol Olson, executive director of DHS’ Forensic Treatment Services, in a Q&A.
VocalEssence has been working with younger singers from the Minneapolis Youth Chorus and senior performers from Voices of Experience to rehearse "The Voyage." They'll perform the work on Oct. 16.
SPARK is a national research study with a goal of enlisting some 50,000 people with autism and their families. The University of Minnesota is participating.
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