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November 9, 2017
Reader Opinion: Tired of empty rhetoric
I am tired of the empty rhetoric from legislators concerning mental health and addictions ... empty words. Having Essentia in Brainerd not taking committed clients—that are seriously mentally ill is smoke screen—for not doing one's job as Legislators—so while our...
November 9, 2017 - 8:30am
November 4, 2017
'We've had staff assaulted': Essentia responds to criticism from state officials after barring involuntary mental health patients
Essentia Health's decision to only allow voluntary patients in its Grace Unit at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd has drawn noteworthy...
November 4, 2017 - 8:00am
Reader Opinion: Wow
In response to the Star Tribune story that Essentia Health is discriminating against court ordered mental health clients, I commend Essentia Health for their decision to take care of local voluntarily committed clients in need of mental health care over involuntary court ordered clients,...
November 4, 2017 - 7:30am
October 8, 2017
No obvious answers to mass shootings
GRAND FORKS — Questions linger in the aftermath of the Las Vegas shootings, many of which may take months for law enforcement to investigate...
October 8, 2017 - 9:57am
Life at 20-something: How to live in the present when anxiety creeps in
Silent sirens sound in our heads. We deny it for days, not wanting to admit our ridiculous reaction to changing plans. But eventually our internet...
October 8, 2017 - 5:05am
October 6, 2017
Minnesota launches rural crisis helpline
ST. PAUL—Meg Moynihan sat in her farmhouse, looking out at the rain. Her dairy farm did not need the precipitation Friday, Oct. 6, leaving...
October 6, 2017 - 5:00pm
September 22, 2017
Mental health brings a Kennedy to Minnesota
EAST GULL LAKE—Patrick Kennedy, son of Ted Kennedy and nephew of former President John F. Kennedy, has a lot to say on mental health care...
September 22, 2017 - 8:00am
September 14, 2017
Sanford Health, Upper Mississippi Mental Health Center Inc. to merge
BEMIDJI, Minn. – Sanford Health and Upper Mississippi Mental Health Center Inc. with locations in Bemidji and Park Rapids have agreed to merge. Sanford Health also has a hospital in Bemidji.
September 14, 2017 - 4:19pm
September 2, 2017
Mentally ill lack treatment options in rural Minnesota
Editor's note: This is one of several stories about what is called a rural Minnesota health care crisis. A mentally ill person should not be...
September 2, 2017 - 6:41am
August 22, 2017
Rate of suicide among teen girls reaches 40-year high
In 2015, five girls out of every 100,000 between the ages of 15 and 19 committed suicide in the United States. The rate is double what it was...
August 22, 2017 - 11:32am
August 13, 2017
Counselor marks 50 years of helping clients
WILLMAR— At 82, Ralph S. Johnson still goes to work daily at Woodland Centers, where he's a licensed clinical social worker and marriage...
August 13, 2017 - 7:09pm
July 20, 2017
Assisted living tries virtual reality to help seniors with dementia
ORLANDO, Fla. — Black-and-white-striped angelfish glide past Mary Spencer as she scuba dives for the first time in her 84 years.
July 20, 2017 - 7:22pm
June 28, 2017
New grant will aid children's mental health, DHS says
A new federal grant will help make mental health services for Minnesota children more coordinated, community-focused, and collaborative, a release from the Minnesota Department of Human Services said. The four-year grant from the U.S. Department of Human Services, Substance Abuse...
June 28, 2017 - 1:30pm
May 18, 2017
Mental health and suicide prevention to be discussed
The Brainerd Public Library will host Tyler Studer at noon Monday to discuss mental health topics and suicide prevention as May is Mental Health Month. Studer will describe depression and anxiety including the risk factors and stigma associated with them. He also will discuss how...
May 18, 2017 - 11:30am
Prince William and Lady Gaga team up on FaceTime to discuss mental health issues
LONDON - Prince William has warned British men that keeping a "stiff upper lip" by bottling up emotions was detrimental to mental health, stepping...
April 18, 2017 - 10:23am