'We Must Act Quickly': Sen. Tina Smith Urges Federal Gov't To Provide Mental Health Resources For Native Youth During PandemicU.S. Sen. Tina Smith (D-Minn.) has sent a letter to federal education and health officials, demanding accessible, comprehensive and culturally-competent mental health care for Indigenous youth during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Coronavirus In Minnesota: Ways To Keep Calm Among Rising Pandemic AnxietyUnder a stay-at-home order, many therapists are switching to teletherapy, where they make connections and provide guidance over video chat or phone.
Coronavirus In Minnesota: Mental Health Community Raises Concerns Over COVID-19 ImpactThe mental health community has raised many concerns about the impact of COVID-19 on mental illness.
Man Who Allegedly Shot Two People On Metro Transit Bus Had Been Civilly CommittedMalcom Lessley was found incompetent to continue court proceedings after he was accused of pointing a gun at the head of a cab driver in 2019.
Do Cannabinoids Improve Mental Health? New Study Concludes There's Not Much EvidenceA new research review by the Lancet Psychiatry journal agrees, concluding that there's not much evidence that suggests cannabinoids can improve things like depression, anxiety, ADHD or PTSD. The results contradict a popular cultural belief.
What Is Anxiety?About 50 million American adults experienced some sort of mental illness last year. Anxiety disorders were the most common kind.
Survey: Nearly 1/4 Of MN Students Struggle With Mental HealthFewer kids feel engaged in the classroom, believe their school provides a supportive place for learning, report good health, or feel safe. That's according to a new Minnesota Student Survey, a voluntary, anonymous questionnaire given to fifth through 11th grade students every three years.
Georgia Siblings Showcase 'NotOkay' App At Manova Health Summit In MinneapolisSeventeen-year-old Hannah Lucas and her 14-year-old brother Charlie took the stage at the Manova Health Summit in Minneapolis Tuesday to speak to a room full of medical and health experts about their new app, but they didn't want anyone to brush them off because of their ages.
What Is Anxiety, And What Does It Actually Feel Like?Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health concern in the U.S., according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
Agriculture Dept. Aims To Bolster Suicide Prevention Among Farm WorkersFarmer suicide was a major issue during last legislative session at the Minnesota Capitol.
Governor Walz Kicks Off 4 Day Veterans TourOn Wednesday, Governor Walz kicked off a tour aimed at helping Minnesota veterans and their families.
Asking For Help: Brian Quinones' Death Prompts Mental Health ConversationThe people closest to Brian Quinones say he was a humble man who loved spending time with his son.
Classmates Honor Archer Amorosi, Teen Fatally Shot By Police, With FundraiserFormer classmates of a Twin Cities teenager shot and killed by deputies are honoring his legacy with a fundraiser. Archer Amorosi was fatally shot by Carver County deputies at his home in Chanhassen in July of last year.
'Hate Is Not A Mental Illness': Health Experts Weigh In On Mass ShootingsPain and outrage are reverberating across the country after two mass shootings occurred within hours of each other this weekend. The shootings have since sparked a discussion about mental illness, and health professionals say equating violence with mental illness has to stop.
Raising A Generation Of Narcissists? Local Experts Weigh InDr. Katie Holter, a therapist at Minnetonka Counseling, says narcissism is a personality trait with characteristics including arrogance, superficiality, feeling superior, being more prone to aggression and needing constant admiration.