it’s time we all talk. Community Mental Health Forum

There is still time to register! Tuesday, October 17, 2017 | 5-8 pm Grand Casino, Hinckley Community Mental Health Forum Guest Speakers: including Congressman Nolan & more Free Dinner and Childcare Q & A Resources Let us know you are coming. Registration is preferred, but not required. Register on line @ www.resourcetraining.com/Event/12789   If you […]

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it’s time we all talk

Community Mental Health Forum Tuesday, October 17, 2017 | 5-8 pm Grand Casino, Hinckley Guest Speakers: including Congressman Nolan & more Free Dinner and Childcare Q & A Resources Registration is preferred by Oct. 9 for dinner count. Register on line @ www.resourcetraining.com/Event/12789   If you find this helpful please share…

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Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder

WebMD explains the extreme highs and lows of this mental health condition, and how it’s treated. What Is Bipolar Disorder? Sometimes called manic depression, bipolar disorder causes extreme shifts in mood. People who have it may spend weeks feeling like they’re on top of the world before plunging into a deep depression. The length of […]

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Managing Depression

Everyone occasionally feels blue or sad. But these feelings are usually short-lived and pass within a couple of days. When you have depression, it interferes with daily life and causes pain for both you and those who care about you. Depression is a common but serious illness. Many people with a depressive illness never seek […]

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Psychiatric Medication Management Tuition Assistance

Please share if you know someone who qualifies. TUITION ASSISTANCE for current student or recent graduate pursuing a career with Psychiatric Medication Management in a community setting in East Central Minnesota. Region 7E Adult Mental Health Initiative, which includes Mille Lacs, Kanabec, Pine, Isanti and Chisago Counties, is seeking qualified applicants interested in receiving tuition […]

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Using Alcohol with Antidepressants: What’s the concern?

Why is it bad to mix antidepressants and alcohol? Answers from Daniel K. Hall-Flavin, M.D. | Mayo Clinic Managing Depression It’s best to avoid combining antidepressants and alcohol. It may worsen your symptoms, and it can be dangerous. If you mix antidepressants and alcohol: You may feel more depressed or anxious. Drinking can counteract the benefits of your […]

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9 Ways to Fight Mental Health Stigma

  Article from: NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) By Laura Greenstein | Oct. 26, 2015 Stigma is one of the most challenging aspects of living with a mental health condition. It causes people to feel ashamed for something that is out of their control and prevents many from seeking the help they need and speaking […]

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April 29, 2017 is National Drug Take Back Day

The 13th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), is on April 29, 2017. This national event is an opportunity for community members to dispose of unused, unneeded, or expired prescription drugs at community events organized with local law enforcement. The organizations in our five county area listed below have […]

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8.3 Million Americans, Stressed, Depressed & Anxiety-ridden

More Americans than ever have serious psychological distress, study says. By Dennis Thompson, HealthDay News | April 17, 2017 at 11:11 AM More Americans than ever before are stressed, depressed and anxiety-ridden, and many are unable to get the help they need, a new study suggests. An estimated 8.3 million American adults — about 3.4 […]

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Need Help? Who to Call?

Crisis Line or Warmline? When you really need someone to talk to about mental health issues, what should you do? Whom should you call? Emergency If you need immediate assistance with a life-threatening situation, go to the nearest hospital emergency room or call 911. Crisis East Central Crisis Services (ECCS) – 800 523-3333 If there is a sudden change […]

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