Talking about Mental Health – Eight-Part Series
What determines our mental well-being?
In a CCX News Special Report, we examine not only how we can maintain our own mental health, but how schools, agencies, and cities are taking a new approaches to treating mental illness.
Part 1: Bringing Mental Health Services to School
Osseo Area Schools will partner with the Lee Carlson Center to offer mental health services in local schools. Read More
Part 2: Mental Health First Aid
Brooklyn Park trained city staff in how to recognize mental illness and how to respond to someone who might be having a mental health crisis. Read More
Part 3: Crystal Police Talk about Encounters
First responders often encounter people undergoing a mental health crisis. Crystal Police Chief Stephanie Revering talks about one encounter that sparked a conversation in the department. Read More
Part 4: Ashlyn’s Story
Ashlyn Anderson shares her mental health journey. After battling depression, she finds purpose by surrounding herself with positive people and activity. Read More
Part 5: Braving Tough Conversations Through New Methods
One Maple Grove therapist finds that walking and talking with clients can spark conversation. Another therapist’s online practice is rapidly growing as people discover how easily online therapy can fit into a busy schedule. Read More
Part 6: Affecting Family & Friends
Losing a loved one to suicide can have a ripple effect on an entire community. Family and friends experience a wide range of emotions after a death. Read More
Part 7: Impact on Seniors
Depression affects people of any age. A senior living community in Plymouth keeps seniors connected by keeping them active. Read More
Part 8: Staying Mentally Healthy
Getting good sleep, eating a healthy diet, and staying physically active are a few ways we can maintain good mental well-being. Read More
NAMI Minnesota provides free classes and information for crisis responders, medical and mental health professionals and the general community. If you are concerned about someone or are having thoughts of suicide yourself, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or **CRISIS, or text MN to 741741.