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Mental Health

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Golden Valley Mayor: Sorry For Insensitive City Council Meeting

Health advocates are speaking out after a Twin Cities suburb voted down a permit to open a mental health facility for teenagers. “Lifespan,” which treats clients for ADHD, schizophrenia and autism disorders, wants to open a facility in a vacant property along Pennsylvania Avenue in Golden Valley, but council members voted down a permit this week after neighbors voiced safety concerns. Mayor Shep Harris apologized Saturday for the hurtful comments made during the council meeting.

02/08/2014

Blois Olson Bio

12-23-13 The Morning Take On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Click the link to hear the FINAL EPISODE OF 2013! Thanks for a great year Blois Olson!

12/23/2013

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MN Teacher Conference Focuses On Mental Illness, Behavior Issues

Many students are starting a long weekend tonight. That’s because most schools are closed Thursday and Friday for an annual statewide teachers’ conference.

10/16/2013

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Since Minn. Shooting, Progress On Mental Health

In the year since a fired employee went on a shooting rampage at a Minneapolis office, mental health advocates say they’ve signs of progress on the kinds of issues that plagued that gunman.

09/27/2013

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Improving Gun Background Checks Could Be Costly

Lawmakers’ plans to improve Minnesota’s existing background check system for gun sales will come at a cost.

04/04/2013

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Sen. Franken Talks Mental Health Issues From Snowy Nation’s Capitol

Senator Al Franken called in to the WCCO Morning News on Wednesday from snowy Washington DC.

03/06/2013

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Accent Shooting Survivor Meets With Obama

In Minneapolis Monday, President Obama made his case for new gun restrictions in the wake of a series of gun massacres, including the deadliest workplace shooting in Minneapolis history last year at Accent Signage.

02/04/2013

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Lawmakers Want To Up Schools’ Mental Health Funds

While state and federal politicians consider changes to gun laws, a group of Minnesota lawmakers want to improve mental health care in schools.

02/01/2013

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Franken Seeks To Expand Mental Health Care

Sen. Al Franken is unveiling a bill to increase funding for mental health problems in prisons and jails.

01/09/2013

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Franken Discusses Safety Issues At Eagan School

Three weeks after the elementary school shootings in Newtown, Conn., Sen. Al Franken visited an Eagan middle school to discuss school safety and mental health issues.

01/07/2013

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‘Make It Ok’ Campaign Urges Help For Mentally Ill

Often times people who are dealing with mental health issues don’t seek help because of stigma attached to getting treatment. The ‘Make It Ok’ campaign at Regions Hospital wants to change that.

12/18/2012

America Mourns Elementary School Massacre

Minnesota Mental Health Expert On Connecticut Shooter

We may never know why Adam Lanza went on a shooting rampage that killed 26 people including 20 children inside a Connecticut school.

12/16/2012

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HealthPartners To Open $36 Million Mental Health Center

One in five Minnesotans experiences mental illness directly, and now there’s a facility that will provide state of the art care in the Twin Cities.

12/07/2012

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‘U Of M’ Struggling To Keep Up With Mental Health Cases

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.

10/29/2012

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Patient Dies At Wis. Mental Health Facility

The Milwaukee County sheriff’s office is investigating after a 57-year-old patient died at the Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division.

07/28/2012

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