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Supporting Youth in Crisis

Supporting Youth in Crisis

The National Survey of Children’s Health reports that almost half the nation’s children have experienced at least one or more types of serious childhood trauma. That is approximately 34 million children. A scary number, especially when you consider that this trauma will affect their mental and physical health into adulthood.  Trauma, coupled with horrifying current events such as mass shootings…

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Mental Health Awareness Skyrockets

Mental Health Awareness Skyrockets

According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, 90 percent of people who die by suicide have a mental illness. However, mental illness is something that has not been largely spoken about, until now.

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Erik Sletten “Parallel Bridges” Print Sales Support the Wellness Challenge

Erik Sletten “Parallel Bridges” Print Sales Support the Wellness Challenge

Stillwater local artist Erik Sletten’s painting “Parallel Bridges” was created to commemorate the St.Croix Crossing Bridge that officially opened today. Using acrylic paint on canvas, Erik created a beautiful piece to capture the excitement around the opening of the new bridge.

This painting was one of three Stillwater bridge paintings done by Erik to celebrate the historic lift bridge in…

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FamilyMeans Youth Bike Program is in Full Swing!

FamilyMeans Youth Bike Program is in Full Swing!

Each summer the Landfall and Cimarron Youth Bicycle Programs propel participants to learn, get fit and explore the community around them. Participants in the program learn the basics of bike mechanics and use our well-equipped shop to repair their bikes.

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FamilyMeans Is Nonprofit Of Choice For St. Paul Winter Carnival

FamilyMeans Is Nonprofit Of Choice For St. Paul Winter Carnival

The annual St. Paul Winter Carnival started a new tradition this year when 2017 King Boreas - Stillwater native and former FamilyMeans board member Jason Bradshaw - nominated FamilyMeans as the carnivals nonprofit partner of choice. Bradshaw took his new duties as king one step further, and helped commission a special carnival book this year called "Saint Paul Winter Carnival Wonders."

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