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Leonard Amundson, MH Prac

He has worked in a variety of roles in the mental health field including mental health practitioner, certified peer specialist,...
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The Importance of a Housing First Approach to Treatment

The conversation around the best way to address the often co-occurring issues of homelessness, substance use disorder, and mental illness is...
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What Does Trauma-Informed Care Look Like?

The goal of holistic healthcare is to take into account all aspects of an individual's well-being and history. This includes any past...
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Congratulations to Shandon Halland, APRN

Congratulations to Shandon Halland, APRN!!  He was recognized by NAMI Minnesota at the MN NAMI State Conference this weekend and...
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Linking Stress and Mental Health

Stress is a normal part of life. In fact, some stress is even a good thing—for example, stress over a...
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How To Deal With Burnout

In a culture that values productivity and success above all else, it's no wonder that burnout is spiking at an...
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The Connection Between Community and Mental Health

Our mental health doesn't exist in a vacuum. It can be influenced by variables such as our environment, our physical...
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How To Support Suicide Prevention

In the United States, suicide is the 12th leading cause of death. In 2020, nearly 46,000 died by suicide, and the...
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September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day

Creating hope through action Today is World Suicide Prevention Day, an awareness day observed on the 10th of September every...
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Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

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Mental Health Awareness Day at the MN State Fair

Join us at the Minnesota State Fair on Monday, August 29th in Dan Patch Park! This event is an opportunity for...
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Mental Health and Communities of Color

For individuals who belong to a racial or ethnic group, that identity affects every aspect of their lives, including mental...
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Amy Acker, MSW, LICSW, ACT Team Leader. Ramsey County

Amy has over 18 years of experience providing community-based adult mental health services in various roles, including Rule 79 targeted...
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Jessica Metkowski-Gulden, MS, LPCC, ACT Team Leader

Jessica has masters in Community Counseling from St. Cloud State University. She has been working at RADIAS Health and on...
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Kelsey Gries, MA, FACT Practitioner

Kelsey Gries is currently a mental health practitioner with the RADIAS Health Forensic Assertive Community Treatment (FACT) Team. She works...
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Rob Lynett, MA, LPCC, ACT Therapist

Rob has worked in ACT since 2014, and provides training on Crisis Intervention, Illness Management and Recovery, and Cognitive Behavioral...
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Steve Harker, MD, ACT Psychiatrist and Medical Director

Dr. Harker has been an ACT Psychiatrist since 2005. He has presented on ACT nationally and internationally. He coordinates and...
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Brooke Schultz, MSW, LICSW, Associate Director of Clinical Service

Brooke has worked in the behavioral health services since 1994 in various roles, including supportive housing, case management, therapy, program...
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Julie Duncan, MA, LP, Associate Director of Clinical Services

She has over 25 years of experience working in behavioral health in various leadership, project management, project development, and training...
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Alyssa Conducy, MSW, LICSW, Associate Director of Clinical Services

She has over 25 years of experience working in behavioral health, including direct service delivery, systems planning, and program management...
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