Sam Thomas suffered from crippling panic attacks. The attacks were so severe that Thomas would miss weeks of school at a time. Big groups terrified him. And the more school he missed, the worse the attacks got when another school day approached, creating a cycle that only got worse.
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) says the state’s suicide rate is inching upward. The rate rose to 12.4 per 100,000 people last year, up from 11.2 from 2011. The new rate mirrors the national average. The MDH says 684 people killed themselves in the most recent period. To put that number in perspective, Minnesota had 368 traffic-related deaths in 2011. The data shows a general upward trend apart from a short-term dip around 2009.
Summer is the season so many of us look forward to after the long winters we have in Minnesota. And when the weather warms up, as it has this week, our parks and pools are packed with people eager to have some fun.
Dr. David Tolin from the Institute of Living dispels some common myths about mental illness.
Jonathan Smith of Concept Landscaping is not going to wait any longer to start working on the lake. On Wednesday, he and his crew were on Spring Park Bay installing a new launch pad in the open water along the shore.
All that snow and ice has many of us feeling a little sick of winter, especially since it supposed to be spring.
Suzy Favor Hamilton is going through a rough patch right now. Here is her Nike ad back from 2000.
With Christmas approaching, some of us will be reunited with family members we haven’t seen in a long time. Some of you may be looking forward to that, while others are dreading it.
Once the election results are in, you might find yourself very happy or very disappointed, depending on the outcome. It may be difficult to mask how you are feeling when you are around your co-workers or people with whom you’d rather not talk politics.
New research shows one in four students at the University of Minnesota is diagnosed with a form of mental illness every year. There are so many cases, in fact, the University’s mental health services is struggling to with demand.
U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is in a “deep” depression and has a “lot of work” ahead of him on the road to recovery, former Rhode Island U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy said Thursday after visiting the hospitalized Chicago Democrat.
Jesse Jackson Jr.’s transfer to the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota could indicate a complicating physical illness arose during the Illinois congressman’s treatment for depression, several experts in psychiatric care said Saturday.
Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. is in Rochester, Minn. for treatment at the Mayo Clinic.
North Dakota’s governor has bitten back at a Minnesota lawmaker who compared his state’s Depression-era Capitol building to an insurance office, calling the critic ignorant of classic architecture.
The attorney for an ex-nurse found guilty of encouraging two depressed people to commit suicide is asking the Minnesota Court of Appeals to overturn his conviction on free speech grounds.