Mental Health

United Way Conducts Panel to Raise Awareness of Students’ Mental Health Issues

This was the first year the United Way conducted this panel discussion

FARGO, N.D. — The United Way of Cass–Clay hosted a panel presentation aimed at raising awareness over mental health issues faced by area students. The Student Mental Health Awareness Panel was held at NDSCS–Fargo and is a part of United Way’s Emerging Leaders program. The panel highlights common experiences that could lead to mental health issues. The United Way believes…

Fergus Falls Police Release New Details Behind Woman’s Disappearance

She was last spotted Friday at a truck stop in Rogers, Minnesota

1/3 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3 Show Caption Hide Caption FERGUS FALLS — We have new information on a missing vulnerable adult from Fergus Falls. Authorities say 27-year-old Shaylia Helland appears to be getting rides from truck drivers and waiting at truck stops for another ride. She was last spotted Friday at a truck stop…

Mental Health Worker is Back Home From Houston

Food was ready on hand for those affected but how Maryjane describes it is having enough for 1,000 people when 10,000 showed up

FERGUS FALLS, MN — It all started when Maryjane Westra’s Red Cross training saved her son’s life. “My son had a near drowning and it was my Red Cross training in CPR and lifesaving that kicked in and I ran out and did CPR on him and brought him back right away,” said Maryjane Westra, a Disaster Mental Health Worker…

Minnesota Schools Concerned Netflix Series Glorifies Teen Suicide

District officials in Anoka-Hennepin, Lakeville, Edina, Eden Prairie and others have sent information to parents

  MINNESOTA — Some school districts in Minnesota are concerned about a popular Netflix series about suicide. School officials and mental health experts are concerned the “13 Reasons Why” series about a 17-year-old girl who takes her own life could trigger dangerous thoughts and actions by vulnerable teens. District officials in Anoka-Hennepin, Lakeville, Edina, Eden Prairie and others have sent information…

“Mind Over Marathon” BBC Documentary on the Silence of the Mental Health Struggle

Prince William says this topic is especially close to his heart after his brother struggled silently with his mental health for more than 20 years after the death of their mother, Diana

INTERNATIONAL — Prince William is calling a new BBC documentary on mental health “amazing” because it gives those struggling silently with mental health a voice. The Duke of Cambridge was a guest speaker after a special screening of the movie and addressed many of the documentary subjects. He says this topic is especially close to his heart after his brother…

Veterans Show Off Artwork at Fargo’s Veterans Creative Arts Festival

Veterans presented various works they've made through art therepy to help treat their post-traumatic stress

FARGO, N.D. — Post-traumatic stress disorder is all too common among veterans, but one way to ease some of the pain is through art therapy. Some local veterans who use this method showed off their best work at the Fargo VA Medical Center. More than 40 artists submitted about 70 pieces of artwork for this exhibition. The pieces fall under…