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.
West St. Paul PD Begins Wellness Check-Ins For All Police OfficersOfficers in West St. Paul are now mandated to meet with a therapist. They're getting help with not only their police needs, but also their personal ones.
UW Workgroups To Improve Student Mental Health ServicesUniversity of Wisconsin System officials plan to create workgroups to develop recommendations on how to better serve students with mental health needs. The system says student visits to campus counseling centers have increased 55% since 2010. According to data from the National College Health Assessment, 23% of system students reported begin diagnosed with or treated for depression in 2015 and 27% reported being diagnosed with or treated for anxiety.
Sen. Tina Smith Pushes For Better Mental Health Services In SchoolsSen. Tina Smith is trying to secure $200 million in federal funding to expand mental health services in schools.
UW Athletes In Better Mental Shape Than Classmates, Study FindsUW-Madison's School of Medicine and Public Health had 842 athletes and 1,322 undergraduates complete a survey of their physical and mental health in 2016.
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.
Pursuing Peace Of Mind: Changing The Conversation Around Social MediaWCCO is digging deeper into the role social media plays in our day-to-day happiness, and a local doctor has been studying the effects it has on our culture.
Is Social Media Making Us Happy Or Miserable?Some spend their lives searching for happiness, and with smartphones close by, many of us look for it online.
'Mental Health Is Not A Crime': Calls Renewed To Improve Response To Mental Health CrisesThe officer-involved shooting of a North Minneapolis man is renewing calls to improve response to mental health calls.