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MENTAL HEALTH

To help combat high suicide rates among construction workers, Boldt has introduced a peer-support program across its company, including in Cloquet, to help employees find resources and support.
Transcranial magnetic stimulation is offered at three area clinics, and uses magnetic pulses to activate parts of the brain that are underutilized in people with depressive symptoms. TMS is especially effective for medication-resistant depression.
I had only a few minor traumatic events to store. I am one of the fortunate ones.
After recently losing his teenage son, a grieving dad faces his first Father's Day. It's a reminder that we need to be there for parents who have lost children — and be grateful for our own families as well, columnist Tammy Swift says.

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If you are paranoid enough to think you need an assault weapon, then you are mentally ill enough to be denied access to one.
Angie Adams of North Shore Mental Health Services is one of the charity runners taking part in Grandma's Marathon weekend. She'll be running the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon to raise funds for Ruff Start Rescue, an organization she fosters dogs for. It's also where she has adopted two of her three dogs.
Delores Alleckson, a nurse practitioner at Essentia Health in Detroit Lakes, often sees people with a variety of mood disorders. Alleckson said some disorders require medications, while others can be addressed with dietary changes, or a combination of both.
The Duluth singer-songwriter stars in the first episode of the "Dissonance Sessions" series of videos featuring conversations and performances.
The key is to continually remind children and teens that they are cared for, and to help them get back into the structure and familiar activities that give them a feeling of accomplishment. That's the advice of two experts from Mayo Clinic.
The House DFL-led proposal would use the state’s historic $9.25 billion budget surplus to boost education funding by $3.3 billion into 2025. The Senate proposal does not call for significant new spending and instead would push to boost reading proficiency scores.

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A common misconception about harm reduction is that it actively encourages people to use drugs.
Emergency department visits for teenage girls dealing with eating disorders doubled nationwide during the pandemic, according to a study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Yet treatment options are sparse, particularly in rural states.
The April 20 concert will help fund a Life House effort to build a Duluth space for youth to express themselves musically.

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