Fit February: A 'Five-A-Day' For Improving Mental HealthWhen it comes to nutrition, many people try to get five servings a day of fruits and vegetables. Now, a behavioral psychologist is recommending that people try five small servings a day of things to reduce their stress and improve their mental health.
'It's Emotionally Traumatic': A Clinical Counselor's Tips On Processing The Assault On The U.S. Capitol“It is traumatic to watch, it’s physically traumatic, it’s emotionally traumatic," said Shani Tran, a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor.
'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.
'Finding Your Happy' During The 4-Week Strict COVID Dial-BackAs we try to get through this strict one-month dial back together, it's important to find those things that make you smile.
Small Business Owners Urge Minneapolis Leaders To Form Unarmed Mental Health Emergency Response TeamsSmall businesses in Minneapolis are calling for city leaders to create a mobile mental health emergency response unit for them to call as an alternative to armed police officers.
Therapist, TikTok Star Shani Tran Says 'Trauma Has To Be Rethought' After Pandemic, George Floyd's DeathWhen it comes to mental health, it's been a trying six months for everyone -- especially for people of color.
Distance Learning Can Be Tough On Teens; Here Are 4 Signs They Might Need HelpMost of Minnesota's largest high schools will again be doing some kind of distance learning this fall, meaning teenagers will again be stuck at home and connected to their devices.
'It Renders You Helpless': Addressing The Trauma Suffered By Black Americans From Pattern Of Police Shootings92 days ago, the constant images of George Floyd's last moments alive were traumatizing. Now, Jacob Blake's shooting has rehashed the pain.
COVID-19 Heavily Impacting Mental Health, But More People Are Seeking HelpA sobering report shows just how dangerous the COVID-19 pandemic has been to our mental health.
Thrill Seekers Look To Tackle Bucket Lists During Pandemic WCCO looked into why more daredevils are skydiving during the COVID-19 pandemic and what that says about our mental health.
'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.