Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) July 21-22 2021

Wellness Recovery Action Plan Virtual Wrap Training July 21-22, 2021 9:00 – 4:30 • Hope • Wellness • Identifying Stressors • Self-Advocacy WRAP® is a 15 hour evidence based seminar that assists participants in creating their own wellness plan. Each plan is personally designed and managed by the participant. WRAP participants have reported an increase […]

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Telehealth Counseling for Older Adults With Depressive Symptoms

Older adults who are disabled and homebound are more likely than their peers to be socioeconomically disadvantaged and have depression. However, getting treatment for depression is a challenge for this population—not only because they are at home all the time, but also because there are not enough mental health workers who specialize in working with […]

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Hope Through Early Prevention and Intervention

Suicide is a growing public health concern. One of the top priorities at NIMH is to conduct research aimed at reversing the increasing national suicide rate. The goal of NIMH’s efforts is not only to identify at-risk individuals but to help them to improve their quality of life and to prevent suicide attempts.  

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It’s time to register! Suicide Prevention Training June 17, 2021

Northern MN Suicide Prevention Training June 17, 2021, 10am-2pm Ruttgers Bay Lake Resort, Deerwood, MN Registration will close Friday, June 11: https://survey.vovici.com/se/56206EE34CC2B670 Who should attend: Suicide Prevention Grant Coordinators/Staff through the Minnesota Department of Health, Department of Human Services, etc., Local Suicide Prevention Coalition Members, School Suicide Prevention Champions, and others in suicide prevention work. […]

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Suicide Prevention Training June 17, 2021

Northern MN Suicide Prevention Training June 17, 2021, 10am-2pm Ruttgers Bay Lake Resort, Deerwood, MN Who should attend: Suicide Prevention Grant Coordinators/Staff through the Minnesota Department of Health, Department of Human Services, etc., Local Suicide Prevention Coalition Members, School Suicide Prevention Champions, and others in suicide prevention work. Cost: FREE, but registration is required as […]

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Be Cool! Stop in! June 2021 Drop-in Calendars!

ALL of the drop-in centers are open and back on their regular schedules!  The Adult Drop-in Center is for individuals 18 years of age or older who are living with Mental Illness. The Drop-in Center provides a place to come and spend time with peers in planned activities and groups. Staff is also available to assist individuals […]

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Education efforts aid mental well-being

by Kirsten Faurie | in the Kanabec County Times Life skills all teenagers should know could include how to sew on a button, treat a sprained ankle, jump start a car and maintain a household budget. Now, Mora High School students are learning an additional set of life skills: how to identify, understand and respond […]

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Sharing: How Stress Affects Digestion from EverydayHealth.com

Have you ever have to make a “gut-wrenching" decision under pressure? Or were you ever so anxious that you had butterflies in your stomach? If so, then you know how stress can affect your digestive system. The brain and the gut are connected and constantly in communication. In fact, more neurons reside in the gut […]

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What are the Warning Signs of Mental Illness?

The latest blogs and news from NAMI • May 2021 Top Story Five Warning Signs of Mental Illness that People Miss Some warning signs, like avoidance, are often overlooked as potential symptoms of mental illness. Read More » What are the Warning Signs? Warning Signs of Mental Illness in Children “It was hard at first […]

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June 2021 Virtual Peer Support Network Calendar

Everyone is Welcome! Virtual Peer Support Network: Join meetings by ZOOM or phone, whichever is more comfortable for you! Wellness in the Woods has created inviting and engaging zoom meetings that promote mental wellness and community for people living with mental health challenges. Each meeting is hosted by a peer specialist with similar life experiences. […]

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May 2021 Behavioral Health Monthly Newsletter from MNDHS

For the full monthly wrap-up of news from the Behavioral Health Division at DHS view the entire newsletter here. To keep up to date: Subscribe to the their newsletter Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services strives to bridge gap between people, mental health services May is Mental Health Awareness month, reminding people of the importance of caring for their mental health. […]

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The Many Impacts of Self-Stigma

The mental illness label is one of the most stigmatizing. Most people with mental illness face stigma at some point from external sources, whether from friends, family members, employers or health care professionals. However, what’s even more damaging is when we internalize that stigma and start believing in the negative stereotypes that have been prescribed […]

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Remove Barriers – NAMI Guide to Fight Coverage Denials

NAMI Releases New Guide To Help Fight Coverage Denials Of Mental Health & Addiction Care NAMI.com 4/21/2021 Today, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and The Kennedy Forum released a new report titled “The Health Insurance Appeals Guide: A Consumer Guide for Filing Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder (MH/SUD) Appeals.” This resource is […]

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Walk in My Shoes

Recovering Hope Treatment Center is hosting a FREE Mental Health Awareness event: Saturday, May 22, 2021 11am – 1pm Mora Civic Center Mental illnesses are common in the United States. Nearly one in five U.S. adults live with a mental illness. Mental illnesses include many different conditions that vary in degree of severity, ranging from […]

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You are not alone

Trying to tell the difference between what expected behaviors are and what might be the signs of a mental illness isn’t always easy. There’s no easy test that can let someone know if there is mental illness or if actions and thoughts might be typical behaviors of a person or the result of a physical […]

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Register for Help Not Handcuffs, Part 4: Implementing a New System

Presenting Part Four in the NAMI Ask the Expert Series: Help Not Handcuffs We invite you to register for part four in our special NAMI Ask the Expert Help Not Handcuffs series focused on addressing mental health crises with comprehensive community responses. In Implementing a New System on Thursday, May 20, community experts will provide […]

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Register Now: NAMI and Harvard Panel on Adolescent Mental Health

Register Now NAMI is joining with the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health for a virtual panel discussion focused on the mental health impacts of COVID-19 among adolescents. May 6, 2021, 1–2 p.m. ET Hosts: Daniel H. Gillison, Jr., CEO, NAMI Michelle A. Williams, Dean, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Moderator: Juju […]

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May 2021 Virtual Peer Support Network Calendar

Virtual Peer Support Network: Join meetings by ZOOM or phone, whichever is more comfortable for you! Wellness in the Woods has created inviting and engaging zoom meetings that promote mental wellness and community for people living with mental health challenges. Each meeting is hosted by a peer specialist with similar life experiences. Available from 10am […]

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VA Caregiver Support Program: Managing Stress, Caring for Your Finances, and Staying Informed on VA COVID-19 Services

Recognize, Reduce and Manage: April is Stress Awareness Month! April is National Stress Awareness Month. The Veterans Affairs (VA) Caregiver Support Program (CSP) offers resources to help caregivers recognize, reduce, and manage stress. Each day, caregivers support the health and wellbeing of our nations’ Veterans. CSP acknowledges that this can lead to potentially stressful situations […]

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