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NAMI Research Dinner Set for Feb. 27

NAMI Minnesota and the University of Minnesota Dept. of Psychiatry will hold its annual Research Dinner on Tuesday, February 27, from 5:30-8:30, at the Radisson Hotel Roseville. Find out about some of the latest promising research efforts. Dr. Sophia Vinogradov, recognized in December with a NAMI Scientific Research Award, will be a featured speaker. More information and registration, here.

12-Week Family-to-Family Courses Available

Learn about mental illnesses, the brain, treatment, and resources to help a loved one living with a mental illness. Attendees will also build communication skills, reduce stress, find support and discover the common stages of emotional responses when supporting someone with a mental illness. This free class meets weekly for two and a half hours for 12-weeks and is for family and friends of an adult living with a mental illness. Find more, here.

Creating Caring Communities

Learn about mental illnesses, the impact of negative attitudes and five things each of us can do to make Minnesota a better place for people who experience a mental illness. This one-hour workshop is for any community or organization interested in learning about mental illnesses and helping to change attitudes towards mental illnesses.
* St. Paul, Jan. 22, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Woodland Hills Church, 1740 Van Dyke St. Free & open to the public.
* Chanhassen, Jan. 24, 5:00-6:00 p.m., Chanhassen High School, 220 Lyman Blvd. Free & open to the public.

NAMI Minnesota Wellness Series

NAMI Minnesota is holding a 4-part wellness series that will bring members of our community together to learn about how different areas of wellness influence mental health. The next topic will be Self-care & Mindfulness on Feb. 15. Find out more, here.

PTSD Treatment Options Online Course

PTSD Treatment Options is a short course about posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). PTSD can happen to anyone, and it affects 3.5% (7.7 million) of the adult population in the U.S. The online course was created for service members and veterans but is also helpful for anyone who has experienced a traumatic life event. After answering a few questions about your experiences, you’ll learn about PTSD from veterans via video and receive resources about treatment options available to reduce your stress reactions.

NAMI Minnesota Sets 2018 Legislative Goals

Reports from NAMI Minnesota's 2018 Legislative Issues surveys provided important information to use in the development of its goals for the coming year. The surveys were designed to target three specific groups: adults, children and providers. NAMI's legislative agenda will address many issues, along with its work with the MN Legislative Network. The Legislative Sesion starts Feb. 20.  Mental Health Day at the Capitol is set for  March 15. Check out NAMI Minnesota's 2018 Legislative Goals.

Reports Show Disparities in Mental Health Care

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and Milliman Research released two big reports on Nov. 30 highly critical of continuing disparities between access to mental health care and physical health care.  What they found was not good news for people with mental illnesses, said NAMI Minnesota’s executive director Sue Abderholden. She remarked, “The data is in: the inequities for people seeking mental health care are real. And this means that people with mental illness aren’t getting the care they deserve.” Read more and find reports.

Program on MN Disability Law Center

NAMI Duluth Area will sponsor a free program called “The Nuts & Bolts of the MN Disability Law Center (MDLC)” on Feb. 1, at 5:30 p.m. Dianne Naus, legal advocate from MDLC, will share her wealth of information on services for Minnesotans who have disabilities regardless of age or income level. The program will be held in Duluth at Lake Superior College Main Campus, 2101 Trinity Road, in Student Life Conference Room W1626. One CEU is available for this program. Donations to NAMI Duluth Area will be accepted.  Please pre-register by Jan. 29 (or to get more information) at namiduluth@gmail.com.

Parent Survey on Children's Residential Treatment

This NAMI Minnesota survey is for parents of children about the development of PRTFs or Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities. PRTFs offer services that are less intensive than inpatient hospital care but more intensive than our current residential programs. Please describe what improvements you would like to see to children’s residential treatment. Take Survey.

NAMI Minnesota Talks Mental Health

As part of its 40th year anniversary activities NAMI Minnesota has created podcast interviews and blogs with a number of its members from founders to current day activists. The series, called Mental Health in Minnesota, is part of NAMI Minnesota's 40 Stories of Hope/Voices for Change.

NAMI's Online Classes for Professionals Offer CEUs

NAMI Minnesota is a Continuing Education Provider approved by the Board of Social Work, St. Paul, Minnesota. Continuing Education Provider Approval #CEP-83.  Online courses Allies in Recovery and Compassion in Action each provide 2 CEUs upon completion. Self-directed training can be completed in about 40 minutes. You may then download and print a course completion certificate.

Civil Commitment Online Training & Education

The MN Dept. of Human Services has just developed an online training and education on the civil commitment process.

In the News

Shortage of Therapists, Longer Wait Times, Fox9 News 1-4-18
MN Mental Heath One-Stop Shops, StarTribune 12-29-17
Totino-Grace Holds MH Awareness Week, SunFocus 12-11-17
Saving Lives Via Text Message, NPR 11-26-17
I'm Tired of Being the Scapegoat for Shootings, StarTribune 11-8-17
Brainerd Hospital Turns Away Psych Patients, StarTribune 11-2-17
Brainerd Hospital Denies Treatment, NewsCut 11-2-17
Completing Paul Wellstone's Legacy, StarTribune 10-25-17
Patients Stuck in Anoka Cost $90 million, StarTribune 10-14-17

Find it Fast

Mental Health Crisis Phone Numbers for Children and Adults (Statewide by county)

Mental Health Crisis Resource page

Psychiatric Assistance Line (PAL) for Providers

Suicide Awareness, Prevention & Support

Fast-Tracker - Find Mental Health Resources

SAMHSA Behavioral Health Treatment Location Finder

County Resource Finder

Civil Commitment Online Training

NIMH Research Updates   

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