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The child whisperer: NDSU professor uses equine therapy to help children

April 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

A North Dakota State University professor is using horses to help modify the behavior of children with troubled backgrounds, and it seems to be working.
Erika Berg, an assistant professor for NDSU’s equine studies program, has teamed up with the c…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

The child whisperer: NDSU professor uses equine therapy to help children

April 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

A North Dakota State University professor is using horses to help modify the behavior of children with troubled backgrounds, and it seems to be working.
Erika Berg, an assistant professor for NDSU’s equine studies program, has teamed up with the c…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

House OKs reporting mentally ill to FBI’s criminal system

February 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE — 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

State starts to plug holes that led to release of mentally ill man

October 28, 2013 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — 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

New legislation combats mental health problems in criminal justice system

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

ND lags in reporting mental health cases to federal gun dealer database

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

OPINION: Treat mental health as early as possible

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.
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Children’s mental health website launched

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

A mental health journey: ‘I have a lot to live for’

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

Scared of spiders? Quick therapy can help you overcome fears

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