Mental Health

MSUM Psychology Club Helps People Step Up to the Mental Health Stigma

This is the first time the club has hosted a 5K

MOORHEAD, Minn. — People are stepping up to the mental health stigma. Minnesota State University Moorhead’s Psychology Club is hosting a 5K for mental health awareness. People are going 13 laps around the track at Nemzek Fieldhouse and walking for those affected with a mental disorder. Club representatives say they want these types of events to reach the whole community. “We…

NDSU Promotes Public Health with Week Full of Events

Students, faculty, and all community members are welcome at the events

FARGO, N.D. – NDSU is celebrating National Public Health Week by offering a series of week-long events promoting the importance of public health. Some of the topics touch on vaping, women’s mental health, American-Indian public health, and the “me too” movement. Anyone in the community is welcome at the events. Dr. Abby Gold, the vice-chair of NDSU’s Department of Public…

The Chamber Works to Erase Mental Health Stigmas in the Workplace

The entire event centered on the goal for creating an inclusive work environment

MOORHEAD, Minn. – Employers in the community are learning to create a more inclusive work environment for people facing mental and behavioral health issues with The Chamber’s monthly Eggs & Issues event. “The idea is to give people that work in this every day, people that have gone through some of their own issues themselves, to help our audience understand…

Sanford Holds Conference to Train Primary Care Providers in Mental Health

One in ten young people struggle with mental health concerns

FARGO, N.D. — Childhood psychiatrists say there aren’t enough of them to keep up with demand, so Sanford put on a conference to train primary care doctors about mental health. Pediatric primary providers learned about diagnosing and treating childhood mental health issues. One in ten young people struggle with mental health concerns. Experts say treatment usually involves a combination of therapy…

“Tree of Hope” Shines Brightly for Mental Health Awareness in North Dakota

One tree was lit outside West Acres, while others were lit in Jamestown and Bismarck

FARGO, N.D. — One of the brightest symbols for mental health awareness in the metro lights up in the sky for the first time this winter. The Tree of Hope is an initiative spearheaded by two groups, including Mental Health America of North Dakota, to help erase the stigma for mental health issues in North Dakota. Republican State Senator Judy Lee…

Mental Health Counselors Now On-Site at Six Rural School Districts Across ND

It's thanks to the United Way of Cass-Clay, the Burgum Foundation and the school districts

HUNTER, N.D. — Six rural school districts in North Dakota now have mental health experts available on their campuses to assist students. KVRR’s Danielle Church tells us how the partnership between United Way of Cass-Clay, the Burgum Foundation and the school districts will make a difference. The expansion of mental health services is meant to accomplish two goals: increase access to…

Moorhead Public Schools Announces Goals of 2019-2020 Academic Year

The district is focusing on everything from the growth issue to mental health

MOORHEAD, Minn. — It may be the middle of the year for students everywhere but Moorhead Public Schools are already planning ahead for the 2019-2020 academic year. KVRR’s Danielle Church has tells us some of the goals the district plans to tackle when the time arises. Minnesota law requires each school district to turn in their goals which is why Moorhead…

Home-Care Provider Gives Tips on Mental Health Warning Signs in Seniors

FARGO, N.D. – This week is Mental Illness Awareness Week, and a home-care provider wants you to know possible warning signs of mental illness in your older loved ones. Right At Home has offices in Fargo, Moorhead and Detroit Lakes. They say two common mental illness in seniors are depression and dementia. If you notice your loved ones’ mood change,…

Women’s Health Conference Helping Community Members Manage Stress

Pillars of health include exercise, nutrition, mental health and spirituality

FARGO, N.D. — Women take a break from their normal routines to focus on putting stress aside and have a better well-being at a Women’s Health Conference. When someone feels stressed, their bodies act as if they are getting ready for war. “Just think back to when we were cave people. There’s a lion outside the cave. Your body thinks it’s…

Health Officials Call for More Legislation Concerning Mental Health

Law enforcement, health officials discussed tips with Senator Heidi Heitkamp, Howard Buffett

FARGO, N.D. — After serving as the Executive Director of the Sanford Health Foundation, Ty Hegland realized it was time to enter the frontline and tackle addiction head–on. “Right now, this crisis we’re all facing is by far the biggest public health issue. When it comes to alcohol, when it comes to opioids. If you go to any hospital in…