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NAMI Minnesota in the News

2017

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
Green Bandanas Raise Awareness at U of M, MNDaily, 10-11-17
New Police Unit to Respond to MH Calls, CBS Local 10-5-17
Get Information on Mental Illness, Forest Lake Times 10-3-17
Walk to Eliminate Mental Health Stigma, KARE11 9-22-17
MN Crisis Intervention Training Program, StarTribune 9-16-17
Cuts for MH Providers Prompt Protest, StarTribune 9-6-17
Patients to Hold Outdoor Concert, MinnPost 8-14-17
Musicians Fight to De-Stigmatize Mental Illness, StarTribune 8-3-17
Children's Mental Health, HometownFocus.us 7-28-17
MH Care Relies on Medical Assistance, TwinCities.com 7-24-17
Access to Mental Health Care, TwinCities.com 7-20-17
Navigate Program Showing Early Success, MinnPost 7-19-17
Crisis Connection Temporarily Rescued, MPRNews 7-14-17
New Senate Health Plan is Still a Problem, StarTribune 7-13-17
Former Gov. Arne Carlson on HealthCare Plan, KARE11 7-13-17
Crisis Connection Phone Lines Closing, StarTribune 7-10-17
MN Suicide Prevention Lines at a Crossroad, MinnPost 6-9-17
St. Joseph Expands MH Capacity, MinnPost 6-7-17
MH Agency to Pay $4.5 Million in Fraud Case, StarTribune 5-30-17
HCMC Opens MH Crisis Home, StarTribune 5-25-17
MH and the Criminal Justice System, MPRNews 5-2-17
Good Mental Health in the Workplace, QuadCommunityPress 5-2-17
Hamline Students Help with Crisis Training, StarTribune 4-20-17
U of M to Expand Mental Health Services, USNews.com 4-8-17
Bill to Reform Solitary Confinement Revived, StarTribune 3-28-17
Library Social Worker Helps Homeless, StarTribune 3-22-17
MH Community Concerned for Future, AlphaNews 3-17-17
ACHA would Cut MHServices, MinnPost 3-15-17
NAMI Minnesota: 40 Years of Inspired Activism, MinnPost 3-1-17
NiceRide, HCMC Partner for Mental Health, StarTribune 2-25-17
A Police Chief's Call to Fix MH System, NewsCut 2-17-17
St. Joseph's Expands MH Services, twincities.com 2-17-17
MinnPost Selects NAMI for Free Ads, MinnPost 2-10-17
Legislators Speak Out Against Solitary, StarTribune 2-8-17
Colleges Can't Meet Student MH Needs, STATNews 2-6-17
U of M Psychiatry Dept. Shifting its Research, StarTribune 1-26-17
$7 million Proposed for Prison Solitary Issues, StarTribune 1-26-17
One Stop Shops Come to MN, MNDaily 1-19-17
One Stop Shop for Mental Health, StarTribune 1-5-17

2016

Bill Addresses MH & Jails, StarTribune 12-27-16
Sanctions Lifted on MN Security Hospital, StarTribune 12-23-16
Therapy Program for Foster Kids, StarTribune 12-21-16
Steps Toward Reducing Solitary, StarTribune 12-19-16
Use of Psychiatric Medications Common, HuffingtonPost 12-16-16
Victory Against Eating Disorders, StarTribune 12-12-16
Cures Act Passed, KSTP-TV 12-11-16
Changes in Solitary Confinement Sought, StarTribune 12-10-16
Reform Use of Solitary Confinement, StarTribune 12-9-16
Readers Write on Using Solitary Confinement, Star Tribune 12-9-16
Police Officers Need MH Training, MinnPost 12-6-16
Isolation Scars Prison Inmates, StarTribune 12-4-16
Library Hosts Forum on Mental Illness, Owatonna.com 11-30-16
Winona Criminal Justice Council Recognized, WinonaPost 11-23-16
Protecting Mentally Ill, Landlords, MinnLawyer 11-23-16
State's Medical Director Resigns, StarTribune 11-17-16
Task Force Aims at Delays in MH System, MNPost 11-17-16
MH System Resembles Bad Traffic Jam, StarTribune 11-7-16
Must Provide Equal Insurance Coverage, StarTribune 11-7-16
Crisis Center Creates Space for Families, StarTribune 11-1-16
Sister of Soloist to Speak at NAMI Conference, MNPost 10-26-16
People Inc. Acquires Family Life MH Center, PeopleInc 11-15-16
State Aims to Fix Mental Health Care, WinonaPost 10-14-16
Addressing the MH Crisis in Our Jails, StarTribune 10-17-16
Rare Open House at St. Peter Hospital, StarTribune10-13-16
Thankful for Forty, MinnesotaMonthly Sept 2016
MH Advocate Seeks Input on Needs, IntFallsJournal 9-28-16
Patients Call for MH Reforms in MN, WashingtonPost 9-26-16
Ken Barlow - Man on a Mission, MNPost 9-16-16
MH Advocate in Hutchinson, CrowRiverMedia 9-15-16
MH Advocate in Montivideo, Willmar, WestCentralTribune 9-14-16
MN Families Battle Isolation and Stigma, StarTribune 9-9-16
Winona Co. CJCC Tackles Mental Illness, WinonaPost 9-7-16
Mpls. Cops Try New System on MH Calls, StarTribune 9-6-16
MH System has Yet to be Built, MilleLacsCountyTimes 8-28-16
Dakota Co. Seeks Help Not Jail, StarTribune 8-25-16
Bringing Mental Illness Out of the Dark, ElkRiverStar 8-18-16
MH Advocate to Speak in Elk River, ElkRiverStar 8-16-16
U of M Adds $300,000 for Student MH, UofM-TC 6-10-16
U of M May Add $500,000 for MH, KSTP-TV 6-9-16
MH Gets $48 Million in New Funding, StarTribune 5-30-16
Interview with Royce White, GoodMen.com 5-23-16
Depression & Anxiety in Children, KARE11 5-21-16
Suicide Sets Parents on New Mission, StarTribune 5-18-16
U of M Adds $300,000 for Student MH, UofM-TC 6-10-16
U of M May Add $500,000 for MH, KSTP-TV 6-9-16
MH Gets $48 Million in New Funding, StarTribune 5-30-16
Interview with Royce White, GoodMen.com 5-23-16
Depression & Anxiety in Children, KARE11 5-21-16
Act Now to Expand MH Care Access, StarTribune 5-20-16
Ken Barlow Discusses Stigma, SunSailor 5-19-16
Network Explores MH System, SunFocus 5-19-16
May is MH Month, QuadCommunityPress 5-17-16
May is MH Awareness Month, Spokesman-Recorder 5-13-16
MH in the Park, SunSailor 5-10-16
May is Mental Health Month Video, CTN Coon Rapids, 5-10-16
Mentally Ill and In Jail, TwinCities.com 5-8-16
Mental Health Training for Police, KSTP-TV 5-6-16
Respect & Support those with MI, WinonaDailyNews 5-5-16
NAMI Hopes to Create Empathy, QuadCommunityPress 5-2-16
Being Mindful of MH in May, PublicNewsService 5-2-16
Sister Wants Play to Honor Brother, TwinCities.com 4-22-16
Human Services Commissioner Hosts Tour of MSH, KSTP-TV 4-7-16
Family of Slain Man Urges Police MH Training, StarTribune 3-29-16
Lawmakers Push for MH Funding for Schools, KSTP-TV 3-28-16
Mental Illness Training for Firefighters in Rosemount, KSTP 3-19-16
DHS Commissioner Seeks More Funding for Anoka, KSTP 3-17-16
Legislators Get Earful on Problems at Anoka, Fox9News 3-17-16
Strategy for Improving Anoka-Metro RTC, StarTribune 3-16-16
New Resources for Students, TheDailyCampus 3-9-16
Auditor Urges Overhaul of MH Services in Jails, StarTribune 3-3-16
Officers Push for Increased MH Training, KSTP-TV 3-1-16
New Approach on Crisis Calls, TwinCities.com 2-29-16
Advocates Demand Reform at Anoka-Metro RTC, KSTP-TV 2-29-16
Interview with New DHS Commissioner, MinnPost 2-26-16
Officers Lack Key Mental Health Training, KSTP-TV 2-26-16
Patients Suffer Mistreatment at Anoka-Metro RTC, KSTP-TV 2-18-16
Funding Students' Mental Health Support, ForestLakeTimes 2-16-16
Mork is Businessperson of the Year, SunThisWeek 1-14-16
Anoka Hospital Violated Basic Rules, StarTribune 1-16-16
MN's Mental Health Legislative Gains, MinnPost 1-6-16

2015

Campaign Works to Reduce Stigma, StarTribune 12-18-15
Mental Health Screening for Youth, LeCenter Leader 12-15-15
Mental Health Comes to Campuses, DuluthNewsTribune12-8-15
The Anna Westin Act, Women's Press, Nov. Issue 2015
NAMI Minnesota State Conference, KSTP-TV 11-1-15
Most Kids Not Getting MH Screenings, DuluthNewsTribune 10-29-15
Mental Illness Awareness Week Op/Ed, AitkinAge 9-30-15
Reaching Out to Youth in Crisis – MN Health Care News/Sept. 2015
St. Paul Shows Leadership on Crisis Center, StarTribne 9-15-15
St. Paul Okays Zoning for Crisis Home, TwinCities.com 9-9-15
Council Approves Re-zoning for Crisis Facility, StarTribune 9-9-15
Supporters Urge Council To Approve Move, StarTribune 9-6-15
MH First Aid Training, ABC Newspapers 9-1-15
MH System Fixes Aren't Easy - Series, St.CloudTimes 8-31-15
Will St. Paul Let Crisis Center Move, MNPost 8-26-15
Finding a Path in the Spirit of Diane Ahrens, TwinCities.com 8-25-15
St. Paul Should Approve Crisis Center Move, StarTribune 8-19-15
Bikers Wrap-Up 2,100 Mile Ride, StarTribune 8-13-15
Tom's Big Ride Nears Finish Line, SunThisWeek 8-12-15
Big Ride for Big Cause, RedWing RepublicanEagle 8-11-15
Bike Ride Passing through Brainerd, BrainerdDispatch 8-10-15
Riding for Family and a Cause, WinonaPost 8-10-15
Dad Bikes Mississippi to Raise Awareness, LaCrosseTribune 8-5-15
Uphill Ride for Mental Health Awareness, WinonaDailyNews 8-4-15
MN Security Hospital Still Needs Work, StarTribune 8-2-15
Restraints & Seclusion at St. Peter, StarTribune 7-29-15
The Uncommittables, MNPost 7-25-15
Riding to Raise Funds for NAMI, StarTribune 7-17-15
Lakeville Man Fights Stigma, TwinCities.com 7-3-15
Program for Early Detection of Psychosis, StarTribune 6-23-15
Riverwoods Aftermath, Chisago County Press 6-18-15
U to Bar Speaking Fees for Researchers, StarTribune 6-12-15
2,100 mile Bike Ride to Benefit NAMI, StarTribune 6-9-15
MH System Gets Boost, StarTribune 5-29-15
$46 Million for Mental Health, MNPost 5-27-15
May is Mental Health Month, PressPubs 5-26-15
Finding the Light (Part 1 of 3), Albert Lea Tribune 5-24-15
New Oversight Proposed for U of M Research, StarTribune 5-18-15
Running to End the Stigma, Stillwater Gazette 5-15-15
Runner Helps Break Stigma, Montevideo American News, 5-7-15
Man Runs Across MN for Mental Health, MPR-NewsCut, 5-4-15
Postvention: How We Communicate after a Suicide, MNPost 4-29-15
Suspending U's Research Not Helpful, StarTribune 4-14-15
U Psychiatry Chief Steps Down, StarTribune 4-9-15
Media Bungles Germanwings Coverage, NewsCut 3-30-15
Regents Suspend U Psychiatric Studies, StarTribune 3-27-15
Empathy Instead of Force, StarTribune 3-25-15
Jail Diversion Proposal Opposed by Advocates, StarTribune 3-23-15
U Halts Recruiting for Psychiatric Research, StarTribune 3-23-15
Electronic Health Records & Psychotherapy, StarTribune 3-22-15
Auditor: U Should Suspend Drug Trials, StarTribune 3-20-15
Woman Uses Sister's Art to Break Stigma, StarOnline 3-15-15
Legislative Proposals for Mental Health, MNPost 3-13-15
Julio Salazar Runs for Mental Health, MNPost 3-12-15
Removing the Stigma from Mental Illness, SunPost 2-17-15
Veterans Suicide Prevention Bill Passes, StarTribune 2-3-15
Plan Focuses on Children, Mental Illness, DailyPlanet 2-2-15
Fully Fund MH Services, StarTribune 1-28-15
Downsizing DHS, StarTribune 1-27-15
Bringing MH First Aid to MN, DailyGlobe 1-21-15
Mental Health Workers Shortage, St. Cloud Times 1-18-15
Strategies Shift for Treating Mental Illnesses, StarTribune 1-20-15
Shortage of Psychiatrist in Rural MN, StarTribune 1-17-15
Police Focus on MH Crisis, DuluthNewsTribune 1-4-15

2014

MN Moving in Right Direction, Grand Forks Herald 12-21-14
MN's 2014 MH Measures Cited as Models, MinnPost 12-17-14
Mental Illness is the Wrong Scapegoat, Vanderbilt University 12-11-14
Getting Help for Postpartum Depression, KSTP TV 12-8-14
New Building, New Era in Children's MH, StarTribune 12-1-14
Role Playing Helps MH Crisis Responders, MinnPost 11-25-14
NAMI to Hold State Conference on Mental Illness, KSTP-TV 11-9-14
Community Unites in MH Conversation, ECMPostReview 10-16-14
Wife of Twins Player Reveals Anxiety, CBSlocal.com 10-15-14
Speak Up for Mental Illness Awareness, RedWingRepEagle 10-8-14
State Searches for Solutions to Rising Suicides, StarTribune 10-7-14
State Hospital to Give Families Seat at Table, StarTribune 9-29-14
NAMI's Booklets Provide Relief, MinnPost 9-26-14
Alisha Perkins on Talking About Anxiety, Fox9.com 9-25-14
New Law Pushes MH System to Crisis Point, StarTribune 9-14-14
Helping Men Find a Way Out of Depression, StarTribune 8-17-14
Mental Health Care Brought to Light by Tragedy, KARE11 8-12-14
An Uphill Journey of Hope, SunThisWeek 7-18-14
Quieter Transport to Psychiatric Care, StarTribune 7-16-14
Top Community Services Needed, Not More Beds, MNPost 7-15-14
Riverwood Failure Part of a Bigger Problem, TwinCities.com 7-10-14
St. Cloud Police Reach Out to Kids, StarTribune 7-6-14
Changing Lives, WinonaDailyNews 6-30-14
Cost of Not Caring, USAToday 6-25-14
One Mother's Journey, MNPost 6-19-14
What Young Men Will Understand, StarTribune 6-15-14
Security Hospital Can't Become a Prison, MankatoFreePress 6-8-14
Advocates Call for Change at Security Hospital, KARE11 5-22-14
Patients, Families Paint Picture of Little Treatment, StarTrib 5-22-14
Advocates Demand Change at St. Peter, MPR 5-22-14
DHS Inspector Q&A on St. Peter, KSTP-TV 5-22-14
Advocates Decry Hospital's Culture, MankatoFreePress 5-22-14
State of Minds, MNSights Spring 2014 or here.
MN Bolsters Funding for Kids MH Services, StarTribune 5-15-14
Getting Mentally Ill Out of Jail & into Treatment, StarTribune 5-1-14
MN Justice System Failing the Mentally Ill, BringMeTheNews 4-29-14
Erasing the Stigma of Mental Illness, DallasNews 4-25-14
Counties React to Riverwoods Closure, ECM PostReview 3-27-14
MH Center Closes in Braham, KARE11 3-18-14
Patients Scramble to Find Care, BringMeTheNews 3-18-14
Riverwood Closes, Stranding Thousands, StarTribune 3-17-14
Youths at LifeSpan Find Help, MNPost 3-14-14
TC Teens Find Help at their Doorsteps, StarTribune 3-3-14
State Report Finds Deep Flaws in Care, StarTribune 3-3-14
LifeSpan Pulls Plug on Golden Valley Site, MNPost 2-26-14
Golden Valley Officials Earn 'Black Eye', StarTribune 2-20-14
Golden Valley Reversal is Teachable Moment, MNPost 2-19-14
Fear & Hostility Block Treatment, StarTribune 2-16-14
Golden Valley Rejects Plan to Treat Children, StarTribune 2-11-14
Soul Searching on Permit Denial, MinnPost 2-9-14
NAMI Challenges Golden Valley Permit Decision, YouTube 2-8-14
Golden Valley Decision Causes Controversy, MPR News 2-8-14
Golden Valley Votes Down Treatment Center, 12TVNews 2-7-14
Mentally Ill Often in Jails that Can't Help, MPR News 1-21-14

2013

MN Security Hospital Staff in Crisis, StarTribune 12-27-13
Vigil for 147 Homeless People Who Died, TC DailyPlanet 12-20-13
Mental Stress Weighing on U Students, StarTribune12-17-13
Welcoming Patients with a Mental Illness, MNMedicine 10-13
Mental Illness has Many Factors, StarTribune 12-12-13
Mentally Ill Swamp Minnesota's Jails & Courts, StarTribune 12-11-13
$100 Million to Increase MH Access, White House press release
What to Say When Someone has a Mental Illness, InForum 11-30-13
Insurers Fall Short, StarTribune, 11-18-13
Minnesotan's Recall Mental Health Parity Trail, MNPost 11-13-13
Program Sheds Light on Mental Illness, StarTribune 11-13-13
A Milestone for Mental Health Parity, MNPost 11-8-13
Will We Ever Make it OK? MNPost 11-6-13
Make it OK, the Role of the College, TPT 10-25-13
What's Being Done to Stop Mass Shootings, StarTribune 9-24-13
MNSure will Help More of those in Need, StarTribune 9-11-13
In Jail, In Limbo, Untreated, StarTribune 9-8-13
More Loved Ones Breaking Silence on Suicide, StarTribune 8-26-13
Legislator Urges Change After Son's Death, LeSuerNewsHerald 8-14-13
Minnesota's Mental State, MPR News 7-13
Psychiatrist Investigation at St. Peter, StarTribune 7-20-13
Banner Year for Children's Mental Health, MNPost 7-9-13
Rural Mental Health Care Shortage, DuluthNewsTribune 7-2-13
Class Teaches First Aid for Mental Health, StarTribune 6-28-13
Security Hospital won't Face Neglect Citation, St. Peter Herald 6-27-13
For African Americans, Many Hurdles in Seeking Mental Health Care, StarTribune 6-20-13
MN Initiative is Model for Mental Illness, StarTribune 6-12-13
Mental Health First Aid, MPR 6-4-13
Disabled Students and Restraints, StarTribune 5-9-13
Suicide Rates Up Among Middle-Aged, StarTribune 5-2-13
How We Treat Bipolar Disorder, NYTimesMag 4-28-13
When it Isn't Just Baby Blues, StarTribune 4-15-13
St. Paul Losing Drop-in Center, StarTribune 4-14-13
Unmet Demand, MNDaily 4-11-13
UnitedHealth Suit Tests Parity, StarTribune 4-7-13
Apollo Center to Close, City Pages 4-2-13
Students: Fund MH Fully, MNDaily 3-4-13
Legislative Auditor Critical of DHS, StarTribune2-28-13
Improving Care for Mental Illness, StarTribune 2-27-13
Appeals Court Rules for Family PCAs, StarTribune2-26-13
Helping Schools with Troubled Kids, StarTribune 2-12-13
Misguided Focus on Mental Illness in Gun Control Debate, NYTimes
Legislators Vow to Improve MH System, MPR 2-5-13
Obama in Minneapolis to Push for Gun Reforms, MNPost 2-5-13
Working to Implement Wellstone Parity Act, StarTribune 2-4-13
Panel Tackles Invisible Disabilities, MinnesotaDaily 1-28-13
Can Schools be Frontline for Mental Health, TwinCities.com 1-26-13
Life is Better After Revealing Secret, StarTribune1-20-13
Mental Health Groups Seek More, PoliticsinMinnesota 1-19-13
Is the Defendant Competent for Trail? Doctors Disagree, StarTribune1-12-13
Family Caregivers Win Legal Victory, AccessPress 1-10-13
Franken Introduces Bill to Boost Mental Health Counseling, BringMeTheNews1-9-13
Franken Bill would Add Mental Health Care in Prisons, StarTribune1-7-13

2012
Barlow-Wellstone Initiative Kicks Off, BringMeTheNews.com 12-27-12
Mental Health Treatment in Minnesota, KARE11 12-19-12
Mental Health: Still Seeking Parity, StarTribune 12-19-12
Funding for Mental Health Lacking, MPR 12-18-12
A New Standard for Mental Health Care, StarTribune 12-12-12
Warm, Welcoming Mental Health Unit Opens at Regions, StarTribune 12-8-10
The New Future of MH Care, 12-3-12 PioneerPress
Stigma Keeps People from Getting Help, PioneerPress 12-3-12
A Comprehensive Solution to Mental Illness is Needed, StarTribune 12-2-12
Barlow, Wellstone Create New Mental Health Initiatve, PioneerPress 11-16-12
My Son is Schizophrenic, WashingtonPost 10-22-12
Depression, Anxiey can Strike Young People, Sun This Week 10-5-12
KSTP's Ken Barlow: I'm Not Alone, PioneerPress 10-5-12
Getting Connected to Raise Awareness, TC Daily Planet 9-21-12
NAMI Helps People Confront Profound Challenges, TC DailyPlanet 9-6-12
Fewer Psychiatrists at Security Hospital, MPR News 8-29-12
Brian Jost Interview on Bipolar Disorder, Fox9 News 8-13-12
Jesse Jackson Jr. Treated for Bipolar, Washington Post 8-13-12
Bruce Springsteen Opens Up About Depression, UPI.com 7-25-12
Mentally Ill, and Now Worried, Too, StarTribune 7-16-12
Addressing EBD through Special Education, SpokesmanRecorder 7-11-12
Court Balances Public Safety and Redemption, StarTribune 6-27-12
No More Stigma, Jane Pauley Says, StarTribune 6-25-12
Breaking the Silence, SunThisWeek 6-20-12
Minds Interrupted Comes to St. Paul, MPR News 6-18-12
Minds Interrupted, Pioneer Press 6-17-12
Blood Test for Depression Coming, NECN 6-7-12
Removing Barriers to Getting Help, Public News Service 5-30-12
A Personal Look at Mental Illness, Pine Journal 5-17-12
Emotional Well Being Before, During & After Pregnancy, KARE 11 5-5-12
For Courts, Cops, a Primer on PTSD, Star Tribune 4-17-12
VA to Hire More Mental Health Workers, StarTribune 4-19-12
Placement Critical in Special Education, SpokesmanRecorder 4-11-12
NFL Receiver Raises BPD Awareness, ChicagoBears.com 3-27-12
Remodel St. Peter Security Hospital, StarTribune 3-21-12
Language, Stigma and Political Correctness, NAMI Blog 3-13-12
Patrick Kennedy on Stigma, YouTube 3-6-12
Adam Levy: Before and After, StarTribune 3-3-12
Security Hospital in Turmoil, MPR News 2-28-12
Lives Restored: Profiles of Mental Illness, NY Times
Kids with Special Needs, MN Spokesman Recorder, 2-15-12
Rally Urges Mental Health Support, Fox9 News, 2-14-12
Beating the Winter Blues, Lavender Magazine, 2-9-12
Gov. Tours Security Hospital, StarTribune, 2-9-12
Andy Cook's Biggest Save, MPR NewsCut 2-1-12
St. Peter Hospital in Turmoil, StarTribune 1-28-12
Royce White Battles Anxiety Disorder, ESPN 1-26-12
Mental Health Calls Up, StarTribune, 1-24-12
Depression in the Open, MPR NewsCut, 1-4-12

2011
Top 10 Advances in Research at NIMH, Stone Hearth News, 12-23-11
NAMI Volunteer Wins Award, Isanti County News, 11-30-11
One Woman's Journey, Isanti-Chisago County Star, 11-17-11
States Cut $1.7 Billion in MH Funds, Wall Street Journal 11-11-11
Cuts have Unforeseen Effects, Star Tribune 10-27-11
Antidepressant Use on the Rise, Star Tribune 10-25-11
Walk Aims to Fight Misconceptions, St. Cloud Times 9-21-11
Don't Fling Words like 'Crazy,' Star Tribune 9-15-11
Dealing with the Mentally Ill, We Need to do Better, MNPost 9-13-11
Censoring Soldier Suicides, StarTribune 8-24-11
School District Gets Mental Health Aides, Pioneer Press 8-8-11

"There needs to be a better way to get someone help."
Video from Vigil on Capitol Steps, Fox 9 News 6-28-11
Shutdown would Devastate MH System, MPR News 6-28-11
Shutdown Would Wreak Havoc, Worthington Daily Globe 6-14-11
Misplaced Legislative Priorities, Mankato Free Press 5-22-11
The Economic Cost of Mental Illness, Hindsight 2020 5-20-11
Court Orders VA MH Care Changes, Associated Press 5-10-11
At-Risk Aid is At Risk, StarTribune 5-3-11
Cutting Children's Mental Health, StarTribune 5-3-11
Some Tough Lines on Children's Health, MinnPost 5-3-11
Groups Plan Rallies Against Cuts, MPR 5-2-11
PPD Affects One in Ten New Moms, StarTribune 5-2-11.
The Stigma of Mental Illness, Women's Day 4-22-11
School-based Therapy, MPR News 4-21-11
MH Cuts Don't Improve Economy, MinnPost 4-21-11
Health Coverage for $240 a Month, StarTribune 4-7-11
Senate Okays Cuts in Care for the Poor, StarTribune 3-31-11
MN Natl. Guard Confronts Mental Health Stigma, MPR News 3-9-11
Mental Health Funding Could be Hit, Winona Daily News, 3-9-11
La Familia Guidance Center Closes, Pioneer Press, 2-27-11
Out of Jail, Then What?, Northeaster, 2-9-11
Cuts Target the Vulnerable, StarTribune 2-6-11
Cutting into the Thin Layers of Health, TC Daily Planet, 1-25-11
Barriers, Letter to Pioneer Press 1-14-11
Kitchen Table Coalition Made Waves, Access Press
They Know the Heavy Burden, StarTribune 1-13-11
Jesson Named to Top Human Services Post, Star Tribune 1-11-11
Dayton Signs Medicaid Expansion Order, KARE 11, 1-5-11
95,000 Poor Get Medicaid Today, StarTribune, 1-5-11

2010

Medicaid Funds will Expand Services, StarTribune, 12-15-10
GAMC Reopens at Two Hospitals, StarTribune, 12-8-10
Women's Distrust of VA Hard to Shed, StarTribune, 11-21-10
Mental Health Group Helps Vets, CBSMinnesota.com, 11-6-10
North Memorial Taking GAMC Patients, StarTribune, 11-5-10
Greg Lind Walks to Bring Awareness, Savage Pacer, 9-23-10
Film About Mental Illness, Pine Journal, 9-23-10
Mental Illness Stigma Studied, Science Daily, 9-16-10
Mental Illness in the Workplace, EmployersWeb.com
NBA Star Tackles MH Awareness, NBA.com, 9-8-10
A Way Out of Depression, Wall Street Journal, 9-7-10
Resident Leads NAMIWalks, Longfellow Messenger, 9-1-10
Drama Mamas Fight Stigma, Burnsville Sun, 8-26-10
NAMIWalks on Sept. 25, KARE 11, 8-16-10
Finding Ways to Get Care for the Poor, StarTribune, 8-10-10
Adult Foster Care Homes, Duluth News Tribune, 7-25-10
Rights vs. Risks, Star Tribune, 7-20-10
Veterans Court Project Begins, Star Tribune, 7-12-10
More News Stories, Here.
The Legacy of Barbara Schneider, Star Tribune, 6-10-10
A Better Path for GAMC, Star Tribune, 6-7-10
GAMC Survives for Now, Barely, MPR Online, 5-18-10
Understanding Mental Illness, Grand Rapids Herald Review, 5-1-10
GAMC Survives for Now, Barely, MPR Online, 5-18-10
Senate Outline Health Budget Cuts, Star Tribune, 4-30-10
Senate Considers Health Cuts, Pioneer Press, 4-30-10
Testifying to Save Health Care, Pioneer Press, 4-28-10
Buying More Time for Mental Health, Star Tribune, 4-13-10
Mental Health Proposal Draws Fire, Pioneer Press, 4-9-10
Fitness: Not Just for Our Bodies - MN Spokesman-Recorder, 3-23-10
Education on Mental Illness is Important - MinnPost.com, 3-15-10
Deal to Provide Health Care for the Poor - Star Tribune, 3-5-10
Mental Health: A Bipartisan Success Story - Star Tribune, 2-27-10
PTSD: A Personal Story - MN Spokesman-Recorder, 2-23-10
Minnesotan's Rally Against Pawlenty's Cuts - Fox 9 News, 2-16-10
An Unhelpful Inquistion - Star Tribune, 1-13-10
Could Training have Averted Tragedy - Star Tribune, 1-11-10
Vet Connection Offers Confidential Help - MN Legionnaire, 1-1-10

Past News Items

Army's Record Suicide Rate - Washington Post, Nov. 16, 2009
Psychiatric Hospital Cited in Incident with Police Officer's Gun, MPR Oct. 28, 2009 here.
Break Wall of Silence, Mille Lacs Messenger, Oct. 16, 2009 here.
African American Women and Depression, Insight News - Sept. 11, 2009, here.
From the Brink - Naomi Gaines' Story, Star Tribune - July 5, 2009, here.
Anxiety on the Rise for Area Non-Profits, Star Tribune - June 29, 2009, here.
Lillie Suburban Newspapers - March 16, 2009 - "Is My Child Normal?" A Parent's Guide to Mental Illness
Minnesota Spokesman Recorder Article - Dec. 12, 2008 - Penetrating the Isolation of Mental Illness.
Pioneer Press Letter to the Editor on Medicare - July 27, 2008 - here.
Grand Rapids Herald-Review article - "No One Can Know: The Ripple Effect" - April 27, 2008 - here.
Grand Rapids Herald -- Memorial Fund in Northern MN article -- Feb. 1, 2008 - More here.