As the conversation around race and equity continues to evolve, the concept of anti-racist healthcare has garnered significant attention. Anti-racist...Read More
Rachel is a certified peer support specialist with Ramsey County ACT. She started working with ACT in 2017 with RADIAS...Read More
Why Go to Therapy?
It’s not uncommon for people to experience stress, anxiety, and myriad other mental health concerns in today’s fast-paced world. However,...Read More
Co-Occurring Mental Illness and Substance Use: What You Need To Know
The relationship between mental illness and substance use is a complicated one. According to a 2021 survey conducted by the Substance Use...Read More
Recognizing Symptoms of Trauma
When we live through a traumatic experience, the effects of that trauma sometimes linger long after the experience itself is...Read More
A Beginner’s Guide to Mindfulness
The practice of mindfulness has become an increasingly popular technique to help cope with stress, mental health issues, and difficult...Read More
What Is the Harm Reduction Model?
The harm reduction model is a set of principles and strategies for addressing substance use and those who engage in...Read More
How To Support Someone Struggling With Substance Use
According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, in 2020, 14.5% of the population aged 12 and older (or...Read More
What Is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?
Cognitive behavioral therapy, also known as CBT, is one of the most common and effective types of psychotherapy. It's an...Read More
Dealing With Seasonal Affective Disorder
Winter is a magical time—between holiday celebrations, cozy fires, and (if you're lucky) snow, there's a lot to love about...Read More
Tips for Coping With Grief
Grief is one of the most universally relatable human emotions. At some point, just about everyone experiences a significant loss...Read More
What Is Empathy Fatigue?
Ever turned on the news, only to be confronted by a seemingly endless list of crises and disasters, and felt…nothing?...Read More
How To Handle a Mental Health Crisis
Living with a mental illness is difficult even under the best of circumstances. Without proper treatment or in the face...Read More
Leonard Amundson, MH Prac
He has worked in a variety of roles in the mental health field including mental health practitioner, certified peer specialist,...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More