Mental Health

Senate negotiators announce a deal on guns, breaking logjam

WASHINGTON (AP/KVRR) – Senate bargainers have announced a bipartisan framework responding to last month’s mass shootings in New York and Texas. It’s a noteworthy though limited breakthrough offering modest gun curbs and bolstered efforts to improve school safety and mental health programs. The proposal falls far short of tougher steps long sought by President Joe Biden and many Democrats. Even…

Therapist shares advice on how to talk to your children after a school shooting

After Tuesday's tragedy in Texas, parents wonder how they should talk about the subject with their children.

FARGO (KVRR) – Flashing lights from emergency vehicles and people panicking. It’s hard to watch this kind of tragedy unfold. “This is not a daily occurrence in every school, this is a scary thing and it obviously requires a lot of attention,” says Integrative Health Therapist Megan Week. She says if kids are scared to go back to school, they…

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…

FirstLink will host film festival on mental health and suicide

FirstLink says the film festival gives young people a medium to speak out

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — FirstLink wants to bring the topics of mental health and suicide to the forefront for young people. A film festival will be held on April 28th at Fargo Theatre. College and high school students are encouraged to submit their own films. Cash prizes up to one thousand dollars are being offered. FirstLink answers the National Suicide…

Leaders stress need for more veterans centers in Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Gov. Tim Walz and members of Minnesota’s congressional delegation toured a veterans center in St. Paul, while calling for better access to mental health care and readjustment services for those who have served in the military. Walz, U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar and U.S. Reps. Angie Craig and Dean Phillips made the visit on Veterans Day. They…

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…