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February 9, 2012
Mental Health Rally planned at State Capitol Tuesday
The Mental Health Legislative Network, an organization composed over 20 statewide organizations, will hold a Mental Health Rally and Day at the Capitol on February 14, at noon in the Rotunda. Speakers will include legislators, advocates, families and persons living with a mental illness....
February 9, 2012 - 3:45pm
September 7, 2011
Mental health support group meets locally
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Minnesota sponsors free support groups for families who have a relative with a mental illness. Led by trained facilitators who also have a family member with mental illness, the support groups help families develop better coping skills...
September 7, 2011 - 12:00am
March 16, 2011
Mental health first aid course in Alexandria
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Minnesota will hold a free Mental Health First Aid interactive training course in Alexandria designed to teach basic first aid skills needed to help a person who is experiencing a mental health problem or crisis. This 12-hour course...
March 16, 2011 - 12:00am
February 2, 2011
Class will focus on children's mental health issues
A child's mental health class will be offered on Thursday, February 10 at the Alexandria Technical and Community College (ATCC) from 6 to 9 p.m. This class will focus on supporting and promoting the social and emotional health development of children.
February 2, 2011 - 12:00am
December 22, 2010
County faces gaps in mental health needs
When asked what they wanted, Anna Olson and Jane Callaway explained they weren't asking for anything, but just wanted to provide information to the Douglas County Board of commissioners. Olson and Callaway, who are on the Douglas County Local Advisory Council on Mental Health, presented...
December 22, 2010 - 12:00am
December 17, 2010
Finding joy in the holidays
Editor's note: According to the National Mental Health Association, depression peaks over the holidays. The severity of the problem varies widely but it's commonly called the holiday blues. That's why the newspaper is printing this advice from Lisa Voigt, a clinical psychologist who...
December 17, 2010 - 12:00am
October 15, 2010
Mental health patient hijacks van east of Alexandria
A patient being moved in a van from a state-run mental health facility in Fergus Falls to the Twin Cities overpowered the driver Wednesday morning in Todd County and fled alone in the vehicle, authorities said. The suspect, David Buethner, 37, considered to be a "dangerous felon,"...
October 15, 2010 - 12:00am
October 6, 2010
Be aware of mental health
The week of October 3-9 is Mental Illness Awareness Week, and area professionals want you to know that there are numerous local resources that can help you or a family member suffering from mental illness. The Douglas County Local Advisory Council (LAC) on Adult Mental Health works...
October 6, 2010 - 12:00am
July 2, 2010
Douglas County research team research about mental health
Three residents of Douglas County - John Husted, PhD, LP; Ron Severson, MSW; and Samuel Husted, BA, wrote an article that came out in June 2010, published by the Journal of Rural Mental Health. The article studied the effectiveness and relapse potential of individuals living in four-bed...
July 2, 2010 - 12:00am
May 14, 2010
Vikingland CSP strives to break stigma attached to mental illness
May is Mental Health Month, and local advocates are passionate about building community awareness on the topic of mental illness. Two events are being planned - a Balloon Release for Recover and an open house at the Vikingland Community Support Program (see pullouts for complete...
May 14, 2010 - 12:00am
February 3, 2010
Alex Tech offers class on children's mental health
Alexandria Technical College (ATC) is offering a three-hour class on children's mental health on Tuesday, February 9 from 6 to 9 p.m. This class will focus on supporting and promoting the healthy social and emotional development of children and the course will provide an overview...
February 3, 2010 - 12:00am
January 23, 2010
Mental Health Rally planned at State Capitol soon
Mental health advocates and friends from throughout Minnesota will gather for a rally in the State Capitol Rotunda on Feb. 16 at noon. Speakers will include legislators, advocates, families and persons living with a mental illness. Legislative issues include improving access to community...
January 23, 2010 - 8:39am
September 30, 2009
Children's mental health crisis assessment services available to families
A new program launched by Stevens County Human Services and funded by a grant from the Department of Human Services has begun providing crisis mental health assessment and referral services for children and families in Stevens, Pope, Douglas, Grant and Traverse counties. The program,...
September 30, 2009 - 12:00am