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Donate today to provide mental health education, su***de prevention and stigma reduction to Minnesota schools in the 2021/22 academic year.

https://www.4giving.com/donation/CBCE

Did you know that one in five youth have a mental health condition, with half of mental health conditions developing well before age 14? The negative stigma and lack of understanding of mental illnesses extends to communities, teachers, health care professionals, school systems, employers and places of worship.

PrairieCare Fund’s goal is to break down barriers, raise awareness and make a difference in the lives of children and families braving mental health challenges.

PrairieCare Fund (PCF) fills a critical gap in education by funding Minnesota schools with grants that help teachers and staff identify, advocate and reduce the stigma of mental health through wellness programs and education.

PrairieCare Fund resonates with programs that focus on creating positive outcomes for children, adolescents, educators, and families. Funding for PrairieCare grants are generated through donations from concerned parents, educators, business leaders and communities.

Donate today to help support school mental health programs throughout the state of Minnesota.
Hey everyone. My name is Joe and I am a Connections facilitator with NAMI Kent County, MI. I just launched my first book and it is already a #1 New Release. In this book I deal with issues of mental health and:

-Faith
-Communication with loved ones
-Journaling
-and Friendships

I'd be SO honored if you'd check out the reviews and consider making a purchase! The e-book is onsale for .99. Or order the paperback today for 17.99.

Thank you for your consideration!

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Hi, I’m extra depressed tonight and also grieving my children who died some years ago now. I’m really hurting and just wish that someone or some people could think of me tonight. I’m very alone right now. Thank you.
We are excited to announce a new mental health clinic in New Brighton, MN.

We specialize in working with children and families. Some of our focus areas include adoption, processing divorce, behavioral struggles, trauma, anxiety, domestic violence and working with early childhood clients.

Check out Mental Health & LGBTQ+ Support Group
Open position in private foster care and adoption agency for those that are LICSW/ LISW.

NAMI champions justice, dignity, and respect for all people affected by mental illnesses. Through ed

Operating as usual

What We Still Don’t Understand About Postpartum Psychosis 03/26/2023

What We Still Don’t Understand About Postpartum Psychosis

Postpartum psychosis tends to come on suddenly, often within four to six weeks of childbirth, around the time of weaning, or following a period of extreme sleep deprivation; it is sometimes presaged by anxiety and insomnia. A woman experiencing postpartum psychosis may show signs of mania, depression, or both; she may have aural hallucinations, paranoia, or delusions; she may stay awake day and night. She may, for stretches of time, appear to be perfectly normal.

What We Still Don’t Understand About Postpartum Psychosis The recent tragedy surrounding Lindsay Clancy and her children underscores popular misconceptions about a grave and mysterious disorder.

NAMICon 2023: The Conference for Mental Health Advocates 03/26/2023

NAMICon 2023: The Conference for Mental Health Advocates

Get ready for an energizing in-person and online experience celebrating all the unique and important voices — including yours — who are creating positive change in mental health. In Minneapolis!

Whether you’re a long-time NAMI advocate or brand-new to our movement, NAMICon is for you.

If you have a story to share and a passion for mental health awareness, advocacy and education, you have a spot with your name on it at NAMICon.

NAMICon 2023: The Conference for Mental Health Advocates In person at the Minneapolis Convention Center (May 24-27) AND online (June 6-8).

Schools across the country say more students are asking for mental health services 03/25/2023

Schools across the country say more students are asking for mental health services

Federal data show more students are requesting in-school mental health services, another sign of the strain on students and educators. Teachers also report concerns about their mental health. 🔍

Schools across the country say more students are asking for mental health services Federal data show more students are requesting in-school mental health services, in another sign of the strain on students and educators. Teachers also report concerns about their mental health.

Dear Care and Feeding: I Discovered My Sweet-Seeming Son Is a Horrible Online Bully 03/25/2023

Dear Care and Feeding: I Discovered My Sweet-Seeming Son Is a Horrible Online Bully

“I discovered my sweet-seeming son is horrible online bully. I’m in shock at what I found – how do I make him stop?” This was the anguished question a parent sent to Slate a while back, adding that the behavior may be common among 13-year-old boys, but that her son was bullying a classmate, among others, calling him "re****ed" and attacking his mother.

The advice from Slate columnist Nicole Chung was eloquent: "Whether this is 'something a lot of boys do' or not is irrelevant; your son is the one deliberately, methodically choosing to target and harm others. At 13, one likes to hope there’s still time to course-correct—I’d definitely take his devices and disable those social media accounts for a period of time, because he’s proven he cannot be trusted with them. But keep in mind that no one punishment is going to make a person less of a bully or toxic troll if they’re really determined to be one. Your son can still target other kids in person, at school. He can influence other kids to be bullies, too...He needs to understand that what he’s done is wrong, and then choose to change."

Dear Care and Feeding: I Discovered My Sweet-Seeming Son Is a Horrible Online Bully Parenting advice on online bullying, Halloween costumes, and budding vegetarians.

2023 NAMIWalks Kick-Off Breakfast 03/25/2023

2023 NAMIWalks Kick-Off Breakfast

Welcome back to the NAMIWalks season 2023 edition! It is with great excitement that I ask you to please join NAMI Minnesota for our Team Captain Kick-Off Breakfast July 12th, 2023 at Pinstripes from 8:00am-9:00am. Here you’ll have the opportunity to engage with other team captains, get inspired by our fearless leaders and of course, enjoy some food! We will provide all the information and tools you’ll need to take action and have the most dynamic NAMIWalks team possible. Enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast and take home some fun NAMI swag along with all the Walk posters you can carry to post in your neighborhood!

2023 NAMIWalks Kick-Off Breakfast NAMIWalks Kick-off Breakfast

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Continuing outpatient mental health services after a psychiatric hospitalization is critical to prevent readmissions or involvement with the criminal justice system. However, a retroactive analysis of Medicaid claims data for approximately 18,000 patients who were hospitalized in psychiatric units found racial disparities in receipt of follow-up care. While 60% of patients overall attended outpatient mental health services within 30 days of discharge, Black (55%) and Native American/Alaska Native (56%) patients were significantly less likely than white (64%) counterparts to receive follow-up care. Community factors including county poverty levels and urbanicity were found to have the most significant impact on variation in follow-up care. To learn more, see the article in Psychiatric Services.

https://ps.psychiatryonline.org/doi/abs/10.1176/appi.ps.20220110?journalCode=ps

How grown-ups can help kids transition to 'post-pandemic' school life 03/24/2023

How grown-ups can help kids transition to 'post-pandemic' school life

Trauma changes the brain – but so does healing: “I think a lot of people focus on trauma changing the brain...but what they miss is that healing changes it as well.” That’s the perspective of Meredith Draughn, who the American School Counselor Association named the 2023’s School Counselor of the Year. As the nation continues to figure out how to navigate “post-pandemic life,” Draughn spoke with NPR about how educators and caregivers can help children and teens ease back into “normal lives” and healing.

How grown-ups can help kids transition to 'post-pandemic' school life As children continue to navigate the most "normal" school year since the pandemic, 2023's School Counselor of the Year shares some advice.

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“Don’t allow your diagnosis to stop you from being who you are!” Meet Danielle, a poet, mental health advocate and academic advisor. She shares what it’s like for her living with schizophrenia. Danielle is a testament that through resilience, the right community, faith and a treatment plan — anyone struggling with mental illness can achieve a full life.
https://youtu.be/8lVtC-gkwUk

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Get ready for an energizing in-person and online experience celebrating all the unique and important voices — including yours — that are creating positive change in mental health. In Minneapolis!

Whether you’re a long-time NAMI advocate or brand-new to our movement, NAMICon is for you.

If you have a story to share and a passion for mental health awareness, advocacy and education, you have a spot with your name on it at NAMICon.

Register in convention.nami.org

The Imposter Syndrome: Why Some Asian American Youth Destroy Themselves Trying to Live Up to the “Model Minority” Ideal - MindSite News 03/23/2023

The Imposter Syndrome: Why Some Asian American Youth Destroy Themselves Trying to Live Up to the “Model Minority” Ideal - MindSite News

An interview with scholar erin Khuê Ninh about her remarkable book Passing for Perfect: College Imposters and Other Model Minorities.

The Imposter Syndrome: Why Some Asian American Youth Destroy Themselves Trying to Live Up to the “Model Minority” Ideal - MindSite News An interview with scholar erin Khuê Ninh about her remarkable book Passing for Perfect: College Imposters and Other Model Minorities.

How ‘empathetic engagement' can increase access to mental health care 03/23/2023

How ‘empathetic engagement' can increase access to mental health care

Empathetic engagement is a listening and questioning technique that lends itself to a deeper understanding at both an intellectual and emotional level for the individual on the receiving end. It’s active listening with an increased focus on understanding and validating another person’s emotional experience. Anyone who has worked with an effective mental health care provider knows how helpful this skill is. Some people are fortunate to have friends and family who possess this ability.

How ‘empathetic engagement' can increase access to mental health care Recruiting and training lay providers with innate empathetic talent can give communities a reprieve from the shortage of mental health care workers now — not years into the future.

Listen to ‘Tradeoffs’: Medical Debt Delivers ‘A Shocking Amount of Misery’ 03/22/2023

Listen to ‘Tradeoffs’: Medical Debt Delivers ‘A Shocking Amount of Misery’

The numbers that tell the story of medical debt in the U.S. are staggering: Around 100 million Americans have health care debt, and together they owe at least $140 billion. And research suggests this debt can have striking consequences on people’s financial, physical, and mental health. In this episode of the “Tradeoffs” podcast, Dan Gorenstein talks about the pain and possible solutions to medical debt with KHN senior correspondent Noam N. Levey and UCLA researcher Wes Yin.

Listen to ‘Tradeoffs’: Medical Debt Delivers ‘A Shocking Amount of Misery’ Medical debt in America pushes families to the edge. Ariane Buck and his wife, Samantha, were denied care at their doctor’s office because of an unpaid bill of less than $100. A trip to the e…

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Welcome Ramadan 2023 🌙🤍

Every year the month of Ramadan is determined by the Islamic Lunar calendar, which begins with the sighting of the crescent moon.

Happy to all Muslims!

The Healing Forest – Enhancing Social Emotional Wellbeing through Nature 03/22/2023

The Healing Forest – Enhancing Social Emotional Wellbeing through Nature

Join naturalist and certified forest bathing guide, Sara Grover outside exploring the mental welling aspects of nature. This time will be spent walking the park and participating in the practices of forest bathing.
Research provides evidence of the positive impacts that spending time in nature has on our mental and physical health. Shinrin-yoku, or “forest bathing”, is the practice of being present in a forest setting as a form of meditation and exercise that may result in improvements in mood and focus, reduction in stress levels and blood pressure, all while getting us moving. Join us for a guided forest bathing session at Fort Snelling State Park.

Date: Sunday, April 30th

Time: 01:00-03:00 PM

Location: Fort Snelling State Park, 101 Snelling Lake Road, Saint Paul, MN 55111

EventBrite Registration Link:

The Healing Forest – Enhancing Social Emotional Wellbeing through Nature Join naturalist and certified forest bathing guide, Sara Grover outside exploring the mental welling aspects of nature.

Are women really more mentally ill than men? As a psychologist, I’m not so sure | Sanah Ahsan 03/21/2023

Are women really more mentally ill than men? As a psychologist, I’m not so sure | Sanah Ahsan

Women are more likely to experience poverty and sexual and domestic violence, along with the stresses of child-rearing and elder care. "Difficult" women have been given various psychiatric labels throughout history (e.g., "Angry woman syndrome), often for refusing to conform to social roles imposed on them.

Are women really more mentally ill than men? As a psychologist, I’m not so sure | Sanah Ahsan What if the crisis is one not of chemical imbalances, but power imbalances, asks clinical psychologist Dr Sanah Ahsan

Psychiatry Online | Home 03/21/2023

Psychiatry Online | Home

A study published in The American Journal of Psychiatry found that patients who participated in weekly group therapy sessions that combined motivational interviewing (MI) and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for three months experienced significant improvements in motivation and pleasure.
https://ajp.psychiatryonline.org/doi/10.1176/appi.ajp.20220243

Psychiatry Online | Home Short Physical Performance Battery and Mediation of the Effect of Mild Cognitive Impairment on Falls by Community-Dwelling Older Adults

Can heart rhythms influence anxiety? 03/20/2023

Can heart rhythms influence anxiety?

Anxiety can speed up your heartbeat. Could the opposite also be true? New technologies are finally allowing scientists to test the centuries-old theory that the heart-brain connection goes both ways, according to Medical News Today.

Can heart rhythms influence anxiety? Mice with an accelerated heartbeat were more anxious in a stressful environment, a new study shows.

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If you are looking for a free-peer-led support group for any adult who is living with a mental illness in St. Paul, join us !

HAMM CLINIC
10 River Park Plaza #710
St. Paul, MN 55407
Take the elevator to the 7th-floor

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Participate in National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® (NDAFW) and help share facts about drugs, alcohol, and addiction in your community. NDAFW is an annual, week-long health observance that inspires dialogue about the science of drug use and addiction among youth. NDAFW provides an opportunity to bring together scientists, students, educators, healthcare providers, and community partners to help advance the science and address youth drug and alcohol use in communities and nationwide. https://nida.nih.gov/NDAFW

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Do you love board games? Do you love NAMI Minnesota? Do you want to meet some new friends while talking about NAMI Minnesota and playing board games? We have the event for you!

Join us from 4-7 PM on April 12th at Gamezenter in Roseville for a night of fun and adventure. It's free to come and free to play. Concessions can be purchased in the store. All ages are welcome -- we'll have games for everyone!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nami-minnesota-game-night-tickets-554399031427

Children’s Minnesota opens new mental health day treatment program in Roseville 03/19/2023

Children’s Minnesota opens new mental health day treatment program in Roseville

Children's Minnesota has a new Mental Health Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) in Roseville. This mental health day treatment program is designed to meet a child's emotional and behavioral needs through a combination of therapies during weekdays, with the patient returning home to their family on evenings and weekends. Annually, the Roseville PHP is expected to care for approximately 350 children between the ages of 6 and 18, if they are attending high school.

“The opening of our Roseville mental health program is the latest step in our long-term strategy of improving access for the full continuum of mental health services tailored to the unique needs of kids and adolescents in our community,” said Dr. Gigi Chawla, vice president, chief of general pediatrics at Children’s Minnesota. “We’ve seen first-hand the rising demand for mental health care for youth in our hospitals and clinics. Our new location will help more families get the care they need, where they need it.”

Children’s Minnesota opens new mental health day treatment program in Roseville Annually, the Roseville PHP is expected to care for approximately 350 children between the ages of 6 and 18, if they are attending high school. It’s one of the few programs providing this level acute mental health care to children as young as 6 years old in the east metro.

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One-third of US adults report sleeping less than the recommended amount, and approximately 20% live with a mental illness. The objective of this study was to examine the association between inadequate sleep and frequent mental distress in a population-based sample of US adults:
https://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2021/20_0573.htm

NAMI Minnesota Game Night 03/18/2023

NAMI Minnesota Game Night

Do you love board games? Do you love NAMI Minnesota? Do you want to meet some new friends while talking about NAMI Minnesota and playing board games? We have the event for you!



Join us from 4-7pm on April 12th at Gamezenter in Roseville for a night of fun and adventure. It's free to come and free to play. Concessions can be purchased in the store. All ages are welcome -- we'll have games for everyone!



RSVP:

NAMI Minnesota Game Night A night of board games and community in support of NAMI Minnesota

EDITORIAL | Fund the new 988 mental health crisis line 03/17/2023

EDITORIAL | Fund the new 988 mental health crisis line

Su***de is the 10th-leading cause of death across the nation and the second among young people, according to Mental Health Minnesota, a nonprofit advocacy group. A connection during a crisis can be the difference between life and death. State lawmakers have an essential role to play. Ongoing funding is necessary to ensure far into the future that calls and requests for help to 988 are answered promptly.

https://www.startribune.com/fund-the-new-988-mental-health-crisis-line/600259551/

EDITORIAL | Fund the new 988 mental health crisis line Federal dollars have helped this new easy-to-remember hotline launch. But state investment is also vital.

How Sleep Deprivation Impacts Mental Health 03/17/2023

How Sleep Deprivation Impacts Mental Health

Just like our electronics need to be charged, sleep may recharge or reset the brain to optimize functioning.

How Sleep Deprivation Impacts Mental Health While insomnia can be a symptom of psychiatric disorders, sleep problems can also contribute to the onset and worsening of problems such as depression, anxiety, and even suicidal ideation.

03/17/2023

Sleep and Mental Health with Sleep Specialist Sarah Moe

The link between our mental health and our quality of sleep has been well documented, and it is a vicious cycle-you cannot have one without the other. Join us for this session during National Sleep Awareness Week to learn more about this relationship, and how to get the Sleep needed to be our very best selves.

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NAMI Minnesota (Alianza Nacional sobre las Enfermedades Mentales) ofrece a familias y amigos de individuos que viven con una condición de salud mental la oportunidad de juntarse con otras personas para compartir experiencias, compartir sus preocupaciones y aprender entre sí. Estos grupos van a ser en español.
https://heypeers.com/members/sign_up?org=NAMI%2520Minnesota

North Minneapolis author writes children's book on grief 03/16/2023

North Minneapolis author writes children's book on grief

North Minneapolis author writes children's book on grief: According to NAMI Minnesota, grief isn't a straight path and it isn't over in a year. You will be OK on some days and not OK on others.

North Minneapolis author writes children's book on grief After losing his daughter, author Lehman Riley aims to help kids and teens cope with grief through his newest book, "Losing Lizzy."

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Do you love board games? Do you love NAMI Minnesota? Do you want to meet some new friends while talking about NAMI Minnesota and playing board games? We have the event for you!

Join us from 4-7pm on April 12th at Gamezenter in Roseville for a night of fun and adventure. It's free to come and free to play. Concessions can be purchased in the store. All ages are welcome -- we'll have games for everyone!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nami-minnesota-game-night-tickets-554399031427

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Biftu talks with Carmita McGlory, MSW, about Mental Health Awareness.
How is trauma linked to mental health conditions?
How does mental health impact the identities of ethnic and racial minorities, marginalized groups, the LGBTQIA+ community, and people who are disabled?
https://youtu.be/RjVQo7Na6Yo

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Beyond the Baby Blues: Mental health and Substance Use Recovery for Families with Young Children is an in-person workshop connecting early perinatal child mental health with an integrative multigenerational framework. It is focused on building intentional connection and curiosity in creating and advocating for healing-centered multigenerational care. Beyond the Baby Blues is a half day conference designed to educate professionals and families about mood disorders and anxiety before, during and after pregnancy.

Speakers/facilitators:

Helen Kim, MD, Redleaf Center for Family Healing and Dept of Psychiatry, Hennepin Healthcare
Katie Thorsness, MD, Redleaf Center for Family Healing and Dept of Psychiatry, Hennepin Healthcare
Cresta Jones MD, FASAM, FACOG, M Health Fairview | Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health
Beyond the Baby Blues is put on by NAMI Minnesota and the Redleaf Center for Family Healing, Hennepin Healthcare Department of Psychiatry. This conference has been approved for 2.5 hours of continuing education by the Minnesota Board of Social Work. Cost: $50. Ticket scholarship will be provided on a need basis, please contact the event organizer below regarding scholarship. Questions regarding Beyond the Baby Blues, should be directed to Mameneh George at [email protected] or (651) 645-2948 x128

Disability Accommodations: It is NAMI Minnesota’s goal to make our events accessible to everyone. If you have a disability and will require accommodations for this event, please contact [email protected] or (651) 645-2948 x128 as soon as possible.

Tuesday, May 9th at the Delta Hotels Minneapolis Northeast, 1330 Industrial Boulevard NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Registration link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beyond-the-baby-blues-tickets-574684335317

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