February 20, 2014 in Uncategorized
PIERRE â The state House of Representatives decided Thursday that South Dakota should become part of the national system for identifying people whose mental defects prohibit them from legally purchasing firearms in the United States.
The vote wa…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com
October 28, 2013 in Uncategorized
ST. PAUL â Procedures are in place to prevent mentally ill patients from being prematurely released from a high-security state hospital, Department of Human Services officials told Minnesota senators Monday.
The chairwoman of a Senate committee …continue reading on dglobe.com
January 26, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press
This week, U.S. Senator Al Franken (D-Minnesota) and U.S. Representative Richard Nugent (R-Florida) said they will be introducing bipartisan legislation with 25 cosponsors that will make communities safer by improving access to mental health services for people in the criminal justice system who need treatment. Continue Reading
January 17, 2013 in The Dickinson Press
FARGO North Dakota ranked near the bottom in an evaluation of how well states are doing at matching mental health records with a federal database used for background checks by gun dealers. Continue Reading
January 2, 2013 in The Daily Republic
Mental health interventions, especially those that focus on strengthening positive relationships, can often make a critical difference in promoting children’s resilience and early school success.
November 2, 2012 in The Daily Republic
A desire to help parents secure the best outcome for their children prompted South Dakota Voices for Children to develop the new website sdkidsmentalhealth.org. Continue Reading
October 11, 2012 in Lake County News-Chronicle
Rena Carey said she was a little nervous about being interviewed because she worried about what people might think of her.
But, she decided, “If I can share my story, I’ll do it. If I can help one person, I’ll be happy.” Continue Reading
June 11, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
The nervous college student was pacing the corridor, so scared of the caged spider at the end of the hall that he thought he would leave before the therapy session began. Continue Reading
June 4, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
Minnesota teachers have been taking medical leave more often in recent years, and while there could be many factors for the increase, some teachers say they are using the leaves to get a break from mounting pressures and high expectations being placed on them. Continue Reading
March 23, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
It is still not known if the soldier accused of killing 17 Afghans was ever diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder but even if he had been, that alone would not have prevented him from being sent back to war.