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Advocacy for Mental Health Services in MN

Advocacy for Mental Health Services in MN

There is a significant shortage of mental health resources in the United States, especially in rural areas (Ruiz, 2018). Although Minnesota is ranked among one of the top states for access to mental health care services in the country (Mental Health America, 2018), there continues to remain a need, according to Sue Abderholden Director of the MN branch of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (Werner, 2017).

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Ready To Be includes Job Readiness

Ready To Be includes Job Readiness

Teens in FamilyMeans’ Ready To Be program are amassing knowledge, skills, experiences and contacts preparing them to make thoughtful choices about life after high school. While those choices could be one to six years away, what is more immediate, and have long-term effects, is job readiness. Today, more employers are not only scrutinizing job applicants’ educational experiences, but…

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Supporting Veterans Mental Health

Supporting Veterans Mental Health

May is national military appreciation month and a perfect time to discuss the mental health of those that have served in our armed forces. There are over 23 million veterans in the United States, about 3 million of these veterans have served in the War on Terror. This 17 year war in Iraq and Afghanistan has been different than any other war our Nation has experienced. Military personnel often participate…

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Get the most BANG for your BUCK with your Tax Refund or Bonus

Get the most BANG for your BUCK with your Tax Refund or Bonus

What's the best way to use a tax refund or bonus? The answer depends on your individual financial situation. Once you have a monthly spending plan (budget) in place, you can decide if you would benefit the most by...

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Volunteering; benefit yourself and the community

Volunteering; benefit yourself and the community

“To make a difference in someone’s life, you don’t have to be brilliant, rich, beautiful, or perfect. You just have to care enough and be there”. - Anonymous

A phenomenon called “The Happiness Effect” shows a direct correlation between volunteering and happiness. Many studies have proven this effect. Most recently, the London School of Economics conducted a massive study that measured…

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