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She wants to shatter stigma of mental illness

May 9, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

She said she was really nervous about sharing details of her mental illness, but it’s something she’s willing to do to eliminate the stigma that often surrounds it. Continue Reading

SD lawmakers nix bill that would have kept guns from mentally ill

February 19, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Some committee members said they were reluctant to take away the constitutional right to bear arms from those suffering from mental illness. Continue Reading

Bill addresses guns for mentally ill

February 18, 2013 in The Daily Republic

HB 1188 would establish a process for determining whether a mentally ill person is dangerous and revoking that person’s right to bear arms. Continue Reading

OPINION: More to condemned man than met the eye

October 21, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Failure to require treatment of a condition like bipolar disorder aids crime.
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Mayo Clinic: Jesse Jackson Jr. has bipolar depression

August 13, 2012 in The Daily Republic

CHICAGO (AP) U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., a Chicago Democrat who took a hushed medical leave two months ago, is being treated for bipolar disorder, the Mayo Clinic announced Monday. Continue Reading

Many struggle to claim lives in face of depression, anxiety

June 4, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Brittany Hoffman knows the struggles of living with mental illness first hand.She has been dealing with depression and anxiety since she was a pre-teen. But she also knows what it’s like to watch a family member struggle with a mental health disorder. Continue Reading

Requirements fulfilled, committee dismisses Minnesota legislator’s tweet complaint

June 21, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The chairwoman of the Minnesota Senate ethics committee has dismissed a complaint about a Sen. Gretchen Hoffman tweet. Continue Reading

Questions raised after ‘mentally ill and dangerous’ man absconds from Minnesota security hospital

January 22, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Roger Lloyd Zimmerman was in a treatment program that eventually tries to get “mentally ill and dangerous” patients to the point that they can return to their home community. The only alternative to that effort is lifetime confinement for the mentally ill, St. Peter (Minn.) Police Chief Matt Peters said. “For society, the bigger question is, do we want to warehouse people for the rest of their live?” he said. “If these people are ill – in this case, mentally ill – the premise is that they’re treatable. That’s not going to be possible in every case.” Continue Reading

They relate to the heavy burden of Jared Loughner’s parents

January 14, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Having a 36-year-old son who believes he is God has taken a toll on Sue Hanson.
If she calls police in Maple Grove, Minn., to take him to a hospital, her son might not believe that the officers or their bullets can hurt him. When he is left alone, he might wander away, believing he can make it to another planet. Continue Reading

DAVID BROOKS: Shooting’s real issue: Untreated mental illness

January 11, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

If the evidence continues as it has, the obvious questions are these: How can we more aggressively treat mentally ill people who are becoming increasingly disruptive? Continue Reading