Fidgety Fairy Tales, a traveling children’s acting troupe sponsored by the Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health, performs well-loved stories with a mental health twist.
The study also found that breaking up sedentary behavior with even light physical activity — such as walking at a slow pace, doing chores around the house or playing a musical instrument — helps reduce the risk.
“There is increasing evidence that the natural environment plays a larger role for mental health than previously thought,” said researcher Kristine Engemann.
Researchers analyzed data collected from more than 155,000 seventh- and eighth-grade students who participated in Virginia’s biennial “school climate” survey for the years 2013, 2015 and 2017.
The study’s findings underscore the widespread and long-term impact that immigration policies have on health.
This week, Fraser will break ground in Woodbury on what will be the organization’s seventh mental health clinic and first-ever east-metro location.
The study’s findings challenge previous research that has suggested cat ownership may play a role in some psychiatric illnesses, particularly schizophrenia.
“School is the environment where kids naturally exist, the place where they spend the biggest chunk of their waking time,” said the U of M’s Clayton Cook.
The most severely ill mental health patients were far more likely to spend extended periods of time in the ER.
“Nationally, people look to Minnesota and our work here as exemplary,” said Sue Abderholden, the executive director of NAMI Minnesota.
“Being bullied is not a harmless rite of passage or an inevitable part of growing up,” said Dieter Wolke, the study’s lead author.
With six busy children under the age of 5 plus one preteen boy, the house is bursting at the seams.
CEO Steve Lepinski says individualized attention helps children and their families develop the coping skills needed to live successfully with mental illness.
With its new Northeast Minneapolis preschool for children with autism, St. David’s Center hopes to build a trusting relationship with the city’s Somali community.
As St. David’s Center prepares to expand the reach of its children’s mental-health services, one mother expresses her gratitude.
As they prepare to occupy their new space, Dr. Anne Gearity and others reflect on their path to a deeper understanding of severely at-risk children.
Traci Hackmann was the middle child of 15 kids in a double-blended family in rural Iowa.
Just like any other kids, they’re intelligent, funny, sometimes squirrelly and borderline sassy, and always incredibly thoughtful and deep.
Some people came to give back, others came to push for change, and still others for both reasons.
Citing burdensome conditions and neighbors’ reactions, they’ll take their business elsewhere.