Mental Health

A collection of mental health news and resources.

Tobacco-like warning label for social media sought by U.S. surgeon general who asks Congress to act
The U.S. surgeon general has called on Congress to require warning labels on social media platforms similar to those now mandatory on cigarette boxes.
Why postpartum depression and other perinatal mood disorders so often go untreated
MPR News host Angela Davis and her guests talked about why perinatal mood disorders are so common, and the barriers that keep many new parents from seeking and receiving the help they need.
A Minnesota principal banned cellphones from her school — and it worked
Like principals around the country, Amy Kujawski knew cellphones and schools didn’t mix. This year, she found a fix that worked for students, teachers and families. It could be a model for Minnesota.
7 surprising facts about dreams — why we have them and what they mean
Dreaming is often misunderstood. But in a new book, a neuroscientist argues that it’s one of the most vital functions of the human brain, and just about anyone can tap into dreams’ insights.
DOJ lawsuit: City of Anoka discriminated against residents with mental health disabilities
The city of Anoka discriminated against individuals with mental health disabilities, discouraging tenants from making emergency service calls for fear of eviction, according to a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Department of Justice Tuesday.
Birth & Depression: The Unspoken Conversation
This special program looks at the under-recognized public health issue of postpartum depression and the challenge of treatment. We’ll hear first-hand from people who have experienced it. 
Schizophrenia: Finding Home on a Hard Road
This program shares stories about schizophrenia that don’t make the headlines. We’ll hear from people living with this illness and from leading experts about new treatments that make it possible to manage.
Incarcerated with Mental Illness
This program brings together stories of people who have lived with mental illness while incarcerated.
Closure of another rural in-patient psychiatric ward leads to public hearing
On Tuesday evening there will be a public hearing on the closure of an inpatient psychiatric ward in central Minnesota. Lakewood Health System plans to close its 10-bed unit in its hospital in the small town of Staples.
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