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February 19, 2017
Aletha Pinnow, left, and her sister, Eleni Pinnow, pose for a photo at a wedding the two attended. Aletha, who battled depression for years, committed suicide on Feb. 20 and her family is hoping that making it public triggers a discussion on mental health. Submitted photo / Forum News Service
One year after sister’s suicide, crusade to unveil depression continues
18 hours 41 min ago
January 26, 2017
Commissioner of Human Services Emily Piper answers questions Wednesday about the Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Services facility in Willmar. Gov. Mark Dayton in his budget proposal included $7.5 million to build a new children’s psychiatric hospital in Willmar. (Briana Sanchez / Tribune)play button
Proposal in the works for new child and teen psychiatric facility in Willmar
January 26, 2017 - 6:05am
January 4, 2017
The Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Services building is shown Jan. 4 on the MinnWest Technology Campus in Willmar. Gov. Mark Dayton’s proposed bonding bill includes $7.5 million to build a new 16-bed facility to replace this one.

Briana Sanchez / Tribune
Dayton bonding includes youth psychiatric hospital in Willmar
January 4, 2017 - 11:35pm
Letter: A story of strength and fragility
January 4, 2017 - 11:25pm
December 22, 2016
A woman jogs with her dog in this 2014 file photo. Researchers found that the pets provided valuable support to their owners with mental health problems. The value of pets, unlike the well-documented value of therapy animals, is underexplored, the study’s lead author said. 

Pets can help owners manage mental illness
December 22, 2016 - 3:45pm
December 21, 2016
Megan Licklider Twernbold is pictured with her husband, John Twernbold. Megan Twernbold suffered from depression and died at her home on Nov. 26. (Submitted)
Stopping the stigma: Family who lost two tells story of depression
December 21, 2016 - 9:06pm
December 19, 2016
A 2013 file photo shows a teleconference between a a woman at a mental health center in Moorhead and another woman located in Alexandria. Researchers found that veterans with PTSD were able to receive effective treatment via video conferencing.

David Samson / Forum News Service file photo
Telemedicine for PTSD no less effective than in-person therapy
December 19, 2016 - 7:26am
December 17, 2016
An aerial view of Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, is shown in this evidence photo released Dec. 27, 2013, by the Connecticut State Police.  

Connecticut State Police / Handout via Reuters
Gun laws, mental health spending tied to fewer school shootings
December 17, 2016 - 8:24am
October 20, 2016
Liam Eller, 9, left, helps a police officer move flowers left behind outside Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church after the street was re-opened a day after a mass shooting left nine dead during a bible study at the church in Charleston, S.C., June 18, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
White House plans community-based prevention of violent ideologies
October 20, 2016 - 3:00am
October 17, 2016
Minnesota Opinion: Help needed for all veterans in crisis
October 17, 2016 - 2:44am
September 15, 2016
Midwest Opinion: Minnesota struggles on mental health problems
September 15, 2016 - 7:52am
September 8, 2016
Anne Polta / Tribune

George Dubie, executive director of Greater Minnesota Family Services, is turning to "out of the box" strategies to address the mental health workforce needs his agency is experiencing.
Mental health agency serving rural Minnesota turns to 'out of the box' ideas to ease workforce shortage
September 8, 2016 - 11:50pm
August 26, 2016
Minnesota Opinion: The long wait for mental health care needs fixing
August 26, 2016 - 9:49pm
August 20, 2016
Commentary: We will not end fight against mental illness
August 20, 2016 - 9:35am
August 9, 2016
Cohen: My own Trump addiction
August 9, 2016 - 1:46pm