Mental Health

A collection of mental health news and resources.

Father who lost son to suicide dedicated to outreach and destigmatizing mental health help
Scott Roeder lost his son Jackson to suicide in 2017. Since then, he’s worked to get the word out about suicide prevention, including awareness of 988 and destigmatizing mental health concerns and treatment in and around St. Cloud.
Fargoans find safety, community in homeless encampment under First Avenue bridge
“None of us are where we want to be right now, you know what I mean?” James “Wax” Chloupek said. “So why would you want to push us away?" The city of Fargo is exploring options to address the camps.
The high cost of medical whistleblowing
MPR News guest host Euan Kerr talks with University of Minnesota bioethicist Carl Elliott about his new book, “The Occasional Human Sacrifice: Medical Experimentation and the Price of Saying No.”
Therapists say summer break is the perfect time for children to learn skills for their mental health
Between homework, extracurricular activities and part-time jobs, many teenagers don’t have time for much else during the school year—which makes summer the perfect time for those things that get sidelined. Like therapy, for example.
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.