A racing heart. That panicked voice in your head. At some point, we’ve all likely suffered from that invisible brick wall known as anxiety. One in ten people suffers from the disorder. Yet, despite its prevalence, like most mental illnesses, it’s rarely discussed.
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.