Mental Health

Fargo Amazon facility gets ready for business

"We're receiving our first item on September 19th."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) –Fargo’s Amazon facility is getting ready to begin fulfilling orders. With the construction of the new facility complete, orders will soon be ready to be boxed up and shipped to their destinations. “We’re receiving our first item on September 19th. So, that’s when the building will open. We’ll have people in the building and start trying to…

Fargo Hosts Out of The Darkness Community Walk

“Our very first walk was exactly a year after my sister died."

FARGO, N.D. — The Fargo-Moorhead area Out of The Darkness community walk is helping raise awareness for those struggling with mental health.   Over 2,000 people were in attendance at the event at Scheels Arena in Fargo. Brenda Weiler, one of the founders of the community walk, started the event over 15 years ago after her sister committed suicide. She says her…

Senator Cramer discusses efforts to assist veterans

FARGO, N.D.  (KVRR) — North Dakota Sen. Kevin Cramer is discussing efforts to help assist veterans across the state. As he convenes with his Veterans Advisory Board, Cramer says one implementation along the way to assist veterans includes an act that will provide hyperbaric oxygen therapy to those struggling with traumatic brain injuries or post traumatic stress disorder. On the…

Lindquist announces years-long battle with mental health issues

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – Democratic U.S. House candidate Mark J. Lindquist says he was recently admitted to the hospital for mental health issues. Lindquist, who wants to represent Minnesota’s 7th District, says he checked himself into the Fargo VA Medical Center on July 23. “I am not ok. I checked myself into the Fargo VA Mental Health Clinic this week…

Fargo Police working to reduce downtown disturbances

"Fourth avenue and Broadway is a hotpots right now."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Fargo Police and the Downtown Community Partnership are discussing concerns over violence in the heart of downtown. Fargo Police addressed concerns over panhandling, aggravated assault and the terrorizing of people. “We have about half that are in the daytime hours and half are about the bar close hours. The daytime ones tend to be in group…

Fargo North students launch mental health group

North High School seniors coming together to address an important issue

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Some high school students are taking small steps that will lead to new levels of acceptance and mental wellness for teens like them. “It’s 2021; it’s time we start normalization talking about mental health,” a senior said. A group of North High School students are speaking up about mental health and letting other teens know they don’t…

Transitioning “back to normal” as vaccinations continue to increase in our region

FARGO, N.D. — This week, Sanford Health is getting its biggest shipment of COVID-19 vaccines thus far. Sanford Health Vice President Dr. Doug Griffin says the healthcare system is receiving around 5,000 doses between North Dakota and Minnesota. As of Tuesday, 14% of North Dakotans and 13% percent of Minnesotans are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. “Looking forward to another busy…

COVID-19 unit nurse sheds light on mental health resources for healthcare workers

Reach for Resilience is a statewide mental health resource for all North Dakota healthcare workers

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – After a year of helping patients fight COVID-19, medical professionals are dealing with health concerns of their own. Mental health, that is. “The first few weeks were terrifying,” recalls Sanford Health nurse Melanie Allen. A year ago, Allen cared for the first COVID-19 patient at Sanford Health. She has been a nurse for nearly 15 years,…

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….