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Parenting in the Summer

Parenting in the Summer

Ahhh summertime…..Wait! The kids are home for the summer and trying to keep them entertained and not saying “I’m bored” every five minutes can be a full time job. Summertime is a time for relaxation, sleep, being outside and having fun. Depending on the age of your kids you may not know what relaxation and sleep are right now. If you have a child who has a mental illness or who is going through…

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What is a credit score and how can it be improved?

What is a credit score and how can it be improved?

Credit Score Basics

At one time or another, we have all been concerned about our “credit.”  For years the credit report was used as a report card for lenders to determine if you had paid your bills on time and would likely repay them in the future.  The credit report is a seven year history of what you have borrowed and how you have repaid … a…

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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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