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“I don’t want my daughters going through all these expectations of this society, that they can not go outside at night just because of the way they’re dressed.”
Research from the National Institutes of Health shows that people who receive gender-affirming care have a 60% lower risk of depression, and a 73% lower risk of self-harm and suicidality.
“I would really encourage (students) to take the lead in raising awareness regarding mental health.”
Teen mental health care is more important than ever, especially after the pandemic, and the state is looking to extend help.
More than one-fourth of Indigenous adults lack health insurance and more than half of Indigenous people rely on Indian Health Services
Though programs are in place, it’s easy to overlook the difficulties someone experiencing homelessness faces in fulfilling everyday tasks.
Even without a centralized clinic, youth in Hennepin County have a system to support them, which is especially important to have after the events of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The current funding situation seems to be better, based on the Indian Health Services receiving north of $5 billion in advance appropriations.
“People don’t go from feeling well to suicidal overnight. And so there are many opportunities to intervene along the way.”
In Minnesota alone half the population lives outside the Twin Cities metro, with only 20% of total mental health providers in the state serving those areas.
States all over the country are banning health care resources for the transgender community, but Minnesota has gone the other direction.
While some people view commercial tobacco as a safe substitute for other addictive substances, it is far more harmful than many realize.
Esperanza United is engaging the youth of the Twin Cities metro through domestic violence education.
An intensive four-day academy took place this past June and partnered high school journalists with area professionals who volunteered their time and talents to offer instruction to the next crop of storytellers.