Disability Day at the Capitol

This Thursday is Disability Day at the Capitol, presented by Advocating Change Together, Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance, People First of Minnesota, Self-Advocates Minnesota (SAM), The Arc Minnesota. Show your support for people living with disabilities and their families! Budget decisions at the State Capitol affect YOU! For a detailed schedule, along with bus and driving […]

Mental Health Day on the Hill

Today is Mental Health Day on the Hill, presented by the Mental Health Legislative Network, co-chaired by the Mental Health Association of Minnesota and NAMI-MN. Show your support for people living with mental illnesses and their families! To keep moving our mental health system forward and prevent cuts to essential services for children and adults […]

Brain Injury Awareness Month

Just as no two people are exactly alike, no two brain injuries are exactly alike. The injury requires access to a full continuum of medically necessary treatment and community-based supports furnished by interdisciplinary teams of qualified and specialized clinicians working in accredited programs and appropriate settings. “Since anyone can sustain a brain injury at any […]

Mental Illness Awareness Week

Mental Illness Awareness Week

One in five adults has a diagnosable mental health condition like depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder or substance abuse. An estimated 26.2 percent of Americans ages 18 and older suffer from a diagnosable mental health disorder in a given year. That is nearly 60 million people. Mental health conditions are common (in fact, they […]

Do More for 1 in 4

May is Mental Health Month: Do More for 1 in 4

One in four adults has a diagnosable mental health condition like depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder or substance abuse. An estimated 26.2 percent of Americans ages 18 and older suffer from a diagnosable mental health disorder in a given year. That is nearly 60 million people. Mental health conditions are common (in fact, they […]

May is Stroke Awareness Month

May is Stroke Awareness Month

A stroke, sometimes called a brain attack, is a type of brain injury caused by a lack of oxygen to a part of the brain resulting in tissue death. Strokes can be caused by a ruptured blood vessel (hemorrhagic) or by a clot that blocks blood flow (ischemic). According to the American Stroke Association, in […]

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National Council Mental Health and Addictions Conference : Recap from Operations Manager

More than 3,000 people attended the 42nd National Council Mental Health and Addictions Conference in Chicago on April 15-17, 2012. Executive Director Mary Roehl, Associate Director Duane Reynolds, and I represented Vinland National Center by hosting an exhibition booth at the event. We connected with many different experts from within the field of addiction and […]