'A Light, Positive Season': The Scandinavian Approach To Winter Minnesotans have long had a love/hate relationship with winter. But with COVID-19 this year, it may be a little tougher to love the season. Mental health experts warn winter dread could have a “double whammy” effect, because not only will it be colder and darker, but many are isolated because of the virus. That's where the international experts come into play. WCCO did some exploring and found some Scandinavian secrets to embracing winter.
Minnesota Senator Shares Past Experience With DepressionSen. Tina Smith of Minnesota is sharing her experiences with depression for the first time as she calls for more federal funding for mental health programs.
Happiness 101: Only You Can Make Yourself HappyCan you teach yourself how to be happy? An emerging field in psychology looks at ways people can manufacture their own happiness.
After Son's Suicide, Dad Promises To Finish His RaceMike Donley says his son wanted to finish a marathon and change people's lives through fundraising to bring clean water to kids in Africa.
Over 200 Common Drugs May Cause Depression, Report WarnsHealth professionals are issuing a disturbing warning about common medications after finding that hundreds of drugs are putting people at risk of developing depression.
Minnesota Has Among Highest Rates Of Depression In U.S.Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA), who insures over 106 million people, reports that major depression cases skyrocketed from 2013 to 2016.
'On This Earth To Help': Firefighter Who Pulled Woman From BridgeA St. Paul firefighter is being called a hero after he grabbed a woman who was thinking of jumping off a bridge.
Family: Teen Killed In Maple Grove Crash Struggled With DepressionThe family of a teenager killed in a fiery crash is sharing a powerful message about depression.
How To Keep Depression From Ruining Your RelationshipThere are three main types of depression, but they can all have a detrimental effect on your relationship.
Blaine Woman Stuck With Medical Bill After Being Hit By Police CarWe've all heard the warnings and learned the law: Move over if you see an emergency vehicle, but what if you don't see or hear the emergency vehicle, and they don't see your vehicle until it's too late?
Good Question: What Is 'Intractable Pain'?By August 2016, people with intractable pain will be considered for Minnesota's medical marijuana program. But, what is intractable pain? Good Question.
Minnesota Rock Singer Channels His Grief Into New AlbumNearly four years ago, the founder and lead singer of the rock group, The Honeydogs endured the most painful moments of his life. Adam Levy's son, Daniel, committed suicide.
Lake Mtka. Community Grasps For Answers After Family Murder-SuicideIt has been a week since police discovered a gruesome scene in Greenwood -- five members of a family dead. South Lake Minnetonka Police say Brian Short shot and killed his wife and their three kids with a shotgun before killing himself last week.
Teen Gets 27 Years For Killing Cottage Grove TeacherA 19-year-old Pine Springs man who pleaded guilty in the shooting death of a popular Cottage Grove teacher learned his fate Friday afternoon. Bailey Garcia was sentenced to 27 years for second-degree murder in the January drive-by shooting death of David Frigaard in Mahtomedi.
4 Things To Know From July 9, 2015From South Carolina's vote on the removal of the Confederate flag to defects linked to popular antidepressants, here are the four stories to know from Thursday, July 9.