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National Depression Screening Day Set for October 6: One Person’s Story Shows Importance of Early Treatment

October 3rd, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SAINT PAUL, MN – When Sam first went to college, she had already been through a lot. She struggled with depression and anxiety throughout high school and had survived an abusive relationship. By the time her first semester of college started, she wanted to put it all behind her and start anew. […]

‘What do you think?’

June 8th, 2016

Jake’s Story Mental Health Minnesota Client Advocacy Program Andrew called Kim, a Client Advocate at Mental Health Minnesota concerned about his brother Jake. Jake was living in Andrew’s basement and had undergone significant life changes in the last six months. Jake had lost his job, gone through a divorce, and had limited time with his […]

Arthur’s Story – Perseverance

May 2nd, 2016

We at Mental Health Minnesota are very excited for our upcoming Recovery Conference on May 20 — with the theme of living a life of recovery from mental illness. As we were preparing for the conference last week, we received word that our long-time supporter Arthur Anselmo had passed away. Arthur truly demonstrated a life […]

Jessie’s Story

April 29th, 2016

By Jessie M. Both of my parents struggled with severe persistent mental illness. Meeting in a halfway house after getting out of the state hospital in the 1970’s, they quickly fell in love. After getting married, having two kids, and struggling with finances and other issues, they decided to divorce when I was three and […]

Samantha’s Story

January 29th, 2016

by Samantha Gaspardo I used to think that my mental illness defined who I was, but over the past five years, I have learned that I define who I am. I have always dealt with depression and anxiety, but it wasn’t until recently that I was diagnosed with PTSD. In high school, I reached rock […]

Sen. Franken’s Bipartisan Measure to Combat Mental Health Crisis in Criminal Justice System Clears Senate, is One Step Closer to Becoming Law

December 11th, 2015

Senator’s Comprehensive Legislation Passes in Full Senate WASHINGTON, D.C. [12/10/15]—Today, the Senate approved U.S. Sen. Al Franken’s (D-Minn.) bipartisan legislation to make our communities safer by improving access to mental health services for people in the criminal justice system who need treatment. Earlier this year, Sen. Franken introduced his Comprehensive Justice and Mental Health Act, […]

How are you feeling? Online Screening: the first step toward recovery

October 7th, 2015

SAINT PAUL, Oct 7. For immediate release. October 8, 2015 marks the 25th year of National Depression Screening Day. In the last year alone, more than 80,000 individuals have taken an interest in assessing their mental health through the online screening tool provided on the Mental Health Minnesota website, and the numbers are growing. 63% […]

Millions Lack Needed Mental Health Care, WHO Finds

August 10th, 2015

Lisa Schlein July 14, 2015 11:57 AM GENEVA— Hundreds of millions of people worldwide who suffer from mental disorders get little or no treatment, the World Health Organization reports. Its Mental Health Atlas 2014 finds that though mental illness constitutes 10 percent of the global health burden, it draws just 1 percent of the financial […]