Meet Our Intern Anthony Holmquist-Burks

Anthony Holmquist-Burks is a chemical health intern in Vinland’s residential chemical health program. He is currently pursuing her degree in drug and alcohol counseling at Metropolitan State University. Hometown St. Paul, Minnesota How did you become interested in substance abuse counseling? I’ve always been a helper, and it comes easy to me. I don’t know […]

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 […]


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 […]

Quick Look at 2011

Vinland’s fiscal year 2011 (October 1, 2010 – September 30, 2011) was a strong year of overall growth, despite setbacks caused by Minnesota’s state government shutdown last July. We continued to expand our geographic area served, and participation in our complementary care services continued to grow. Our 2011 annual report will be published later this […]

Dahna Jacobson - Chemical Healther Intern

Meet Our Intern Dahna Jacobson

Dahna Jacobson is a chemical health intern in Vinland’s outpatient chemical health program. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree in integrated behavioral health at the University of Minnesota. Hometown Hastings, Minnesota Educational Background I graduated from the University of Minnesota with a bachelor’s degree in child psychology. I am currently pursuing a master’s degree […]