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Mental Illness

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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

Does My Health Insurance Cover Mental Illness Care?

Almost all health insurance policies are now required to cover mental illness care under the Affordable Care Act.

03/12/2014

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Minn. Officials Highlight Mental Illness In Jails

Law enforcement officials say Minnesota’s local jails are overburdened by inmates suffering from mental illness who aren’t getting the kind of treatment they need.

12/10/2013

Basketball

MN’s Royce White Still Pushing Mental Illness Awareness

Royce White has had one interesting basketball journey. It starts with a storied year at Iowa State, a first round pick who never played in his rookie season. White’s back home for a break, as he’s just been traded from Houston to Philadelphia.

07/16/2013

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Mom Of Murdered Oakdale Boy Speaks Out On Gun Laws

Nine-year-old Devin Aryal loved soccer. His mother, Missy Aryal, wears the medals he won. “We were inseparable. He always told me that we were super glued unless we were working or at school. And nothing could ever break the super glue,” Aryal said. But in February, Aryal and her son were shot on their drive home from daycare. She remembers hearing pops as she was about to turn at this intersection.

06/15/2013

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Task Force Seeks To Curb, Educate About Hoarding

It’s been a week since the Minnesota Hoarding Task Force was launched, aiming to curb a problem that is puzzlingly high profile yet often ignored.

02/13/2013

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Henn. Co. Sheriff And Obama Discuss Guns, Mental Illness

Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek and several other law enforcement officials met Monday with President Barack Obama at the White House to discuss gun violence and mental illness.

01/28/2013

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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

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Good Question: What Should You Do If Worried About A Mentally Ill Loved One?

As millions of parents across the country grieve for the loss of 20 children, there are some that have focused in on the shooter.

12/17/2012

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Esme’s Blog: The Gun Control Debate

For some, including the president, it is almost a whisper. President Obama is saying, simply, that it is “time to take meaningful action” to prevent gun violence.

12/15/2012

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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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Mayo: Rep. Jackson Jr. Under Treatment For Bipolar Disorder

U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., a Chicago Democrat who took a hushed medical leave two months ago, is being treated for bipolar disorder, the Mayo Clinic announced Monday.

08/13/2012

Nurse

OSHA Inspectors Make Surprise Visit To Troubled St. Peter Hospital

After months of turmoil, state OSHA inspectors visited the Minnesota Security Hospital for the first time in over 20 years, reports Minnesota Public Radio.

04/13/2012

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Senator Offers Apology For Tweet

A Minnesota senator has offered an apology for her tweet during heated debate on health care funding and has removed her original Twitter account.

06/17/2011

Next To Normal

Curiocity: ‘Next To Normal’ Heads To The Ordway Stage

An original musical coming to the Ordway Theater in St. Paul promises to be an emotional journey through the battle of mental illness — one that’s sure to leave an impact.

05/08/2011

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