Survey: Anxiety in workplace highest since 2020

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — A new survey gives insight on how the “return to normal” procedure has been more difficult for some than others. The survey from Future Forum collected over 10 thousand results across the globe where they report stress and anxiety levels in the workplace are at its highest since June of 2020. A clinical psychologist at Essentia…

Minnesota won’t approve anxiety as condition for medical marijuana

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Health says it would not add anxiety disorders as a qualifying condition for medical marijuana, unlike North Dakota and three other states. State Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm says there’s not enough scientific evidence of benefits of medical cannabis use when compared to the possibility of “unintended consequences.” No new conditions were added…

West Fargo Schools aim to break mental health stigma

Counseling services are offered free of charge for all students.

WEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — West Fargo Public Schools is helping break the stigma during Mental Health Awareness Month. Staff have started conversations surrounding the topic and discuss the importance of asking for help if a student should need it. The school district also requires all staff get mental health training that covers topics like anxiety, depression and suicide prevention….

People of all abilities hit the ice in support of Hockey for Hope fundraiser

We're always trying to reach kids and adults with physical disabilities and disabled vets that might be interested in coming on board."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — A sled hockey game is helping raise money for people facing mobility challenges. “Every March, Hope Incorporated holds its Hockey for Hope fundraiser and not only does it help support our organization, it also brings awareness to what we provide. We’re always trying to reach kids and adults with physical disabilities and disabled vets that might…

Fargo woman brings awareness to mental health through hula hooping

They will begin after the new year and run for six weeks.

FARGO, N.D. — A local woman is hosting a class to bring awareness to mental health issues in a unique way. It’s a hula hooping course to bring awareness to mental health and help reduce symptoms of anxiety, stress and depression. The classes involve music to bring out rhythm in a therapeutic way as the hoop moves around the body….

Supt. says Covid-19 is ‘leading to increase of stress & anxiety’ among students

Johnson says that's one of the main reasons why they're determined to keep their school doors open.

NORTH DAKOTA –  Governor Doug Burgum invites educators to discuss the impact of COVID-19 in schools. Although North Dakota continues to break records for the wrong reasons, the governor says their goals continue to be the same. “Protect the vulnerable, ensure hospital capacity, keep kids in school in-person, keep our economy open, that’s what we’ve been about since the beginning…

NDSU lanches mental health app WellTrack for students, faculty and staff

The university says they've seen a big increase in anxiety, stress and depression.

FARGO, N.D.- NDSU launches a free mental health app to help students dealing with stress, anxiety and depression. WellTrack allows students, faculty and staff to take an assessment regarding any of these disorders. It also provides modules to do some self guidance learning. The university says they’ve seen a big increase in anxiety, stress and depression. They hope that through…

The Village Provides A Free Walk-In For Those Struggling During COVID-19

The service is available every Wednesday now through December 9th.

MOORHEAD, Minn.- The session is available in person or through zoom. People may receive a mental health screening, referrals to services and other supports. Those who do the in-person sessions will have to wait in their vehicle until they are called in. For staff at The Village, it was important to be able to provide access to those struggling without…

Getting By Through Music: How A Fargo VA Doctor Deals With COVID-19 Stress

"But, I didn't know it was going to save me, eventually, from getting burned out."

FARGO, N.D.- “We can prescribe a pill that can cure the body, but singing sort of cures the soul,” says Yuri Nakasato, a Rheumatologist at the Fargo VA Hospital. Dr. Yuri Nakasato has been using tunes to escape from the challenging times that have been looming over him for the last couple of months. “A way to be somewhere else….

Essentia Health Continues To See Spikes In Virtual Visits Since Rolling It In Mid March

They were originally set to start in April.

FARGO, N.D. – Before the pandemic began, Essentia officials say they already had a plan to roll out virtual visits. They were set to start in April for patients with particular chronic illnesses like Depression and Anxiety. Because of the Coronavirus, they managed to make it happen by March. Essentia rolled virtual visits out initially to ambulatory clinics, and then…