Mental Health

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2 Minnesotans Share The Secret To Happiness

Two women say they’ve come up with the secret on how to be happy all the time in any situation, good or bad. It’s called the “Happiness Practice” and it’s already being used in the workplaces of some well-known Minnesota companies.

08/05/2015

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Study: Stress At Work Can Lead To Physical Sickness

You can now blame taking a mental health day on your workplace. A new study shows stress at your job can make you physically sick.

07/31/2015

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Man Completes Run Across Minnesota To Raise Awareness For Mental Health

A Twin Cities man accomplished a pretty remarkable feat Saturday. Julio Salazar ran across the entire state of Minnesota. He started his Break the Stigma run last Sunday at the South Dakota border. Salazar is hoping his run raises awareness about mental health.

05/09/2015

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How To Beat The Winter Blues And Avoid Cabin Fever

Winter is all fun and games…until after New Years’ Eve.

12/08/2014

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New Washburn Center For Children Unveiled In N. Mpls.

Dozens of community members attended a grand opening event for the Washburn Center for Children on Friday. The new 55,000 square foot building is located in North Minneapolis and is twice the size of the old building, which was located off Nicollet Avenue.

11/21/2014

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U Of M Hosts Circus-Themed Mental Health Fair

For many, recalling college years may bring back fond memories. But if you think hard enough, you may recall some dark days as well. On Tuesday, the University of Minnesota hosted a special event to help with those dark days called Cirque De-Stress.

10/28/2014

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New Regions Program Targets Vets’ Mental Health

A St. Paul hospital is responding to a growing need for mental health services for military veterans recovering from the psychological impact of their service.

07/18/2014

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Fmr. Gopher, NFL Player Marion Barber Detained For Mental Health Evaluation

Former NFL running back Marion Barber III was detained and taken for a mental health evaluation after police were called to a Dallas, Texas suburb.

06/17/2014

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Doctor To Evaluate 12-Year-Old Stabbing Suspect

A 12-year-old girl accused of stabbing a friend in a quest to please a spooky fictional character will have a mental evaluation, while an attorney for a second girl also charged in the crime said Wednesday that he could raise the issue of competency later.

06/11/2014

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Good Question: Who Is Slenderman?

Their case is perhaps not unlike the horror stories that inspired it. Two 12-year-old girls are accused of stabbing a friend nearly 20 times in the woods near Milwaukee – all to impress a make-believe Internet monster. His name is Slenderman, a faceless ghoul many parents had likely never heard of until this week.

06/04/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee————–John Hines Hosting. 4-23-14

On Dave Lee’s Birthday, did you miss something from John Hines Fill in shot? Click the link above to listen back to highlights from the podcast section.

04/23/2014

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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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