Mental Health

A collection of mental health news and resources.

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.
UnitedHealthcare faces state penalty for uneven mental health care coverage
UnitedHealthcare is facing penalties for allegedly violating mental health parity laws. After an investigation, the Minnesota Department of Commerce says the company covers mental health claims more stringently than it covers claims for other types of care.
The Burden of Being
This special program explores the unique mental health burdens of Black women and girls in the United States.
As the FDA evaluates ecstasy treatment for PTSD, questions mount about the evidence
Clinical trials of MDMA have been promising, but concerns have emerged about the quality of the research. A June hearing scheduled by the Food and Drug Administration is likely to address them.
The Homelessness Crisis & Mental Health
This program will take you to the streets of New York City to hear directly from people who have lived homeless about what they needed most.