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I think my child might be suicidal. What should I do as a parent or guardian?

November 10, 2020 by Sara Nelson
It can be scary to hear your child talk about suicide. You’re not alone – suicidal thoughts are common among children and adolescents in the United States. It’s important to take this seriously, even… Read more »

Who Counts, and How to be Counted

October 26, 2020 by Laura Schauben
I am a Jewish, bisexual woman and I am a researcher, and from all of these perspectives the questions of who counts and how to be counted are important ones. It is meaningful that the word “counts”… Read more »

Mixed Blood Theatre and “Being a Good Neighbor”: Measuring How the Arts Impact a Neighborhood

October 19, 2020 by Ryan Evans
“Being a good neighbor has helped Mixed Blood to focus on what really matters—which is the people who make up this vibrant neighborhood.” – Keri Clifton, former Mixed Blood Theatre chief engagement… Read more »

How Telehealth Play Therapy Helps Kids Cope with Life in a Pandemic: Children’s Mental Health During Covid Part 2

October 14, 2020
Kate and her family had officially started telehealth therapy. They had worked through some technical issues, had their first session, and Kate was looking forward to seeing her therapist again on… Read more »

New Food Insecurity Data Highlight Minnesota’s Continuing Disparities and the Need for Multi-Sector Solutions

September 30, 2020 by Amanda Hane
New data show disproportionate rates of food insecurity among Minnesotans since the start of the pandemic. Find out what the data show, the policies and systems contributing to disparities, and… Read more »

Engaging Community to Prevent Crime and End Police Violence

August 26, 2020 by Lindsay Turner
Everybody deserves to be safe from violence, including police violence. Research shows community engagement is a key mechanism to both prevent crime and end police violence. Lindsay Turner explains.

Why Hmong Families Need Hmong School-Based Mental Health Providers

August 26, 2020 by Cheng Vang
Wilder school-based mental health services started about 30 years ago with Kofi, a program for students of African descent. This year, Hlub Zoo is celebrating 10 years providing school-based mental… Read more »

Rising Food Insecurity in Minnesota: Community and Policy Responses and How You Can Help

August 12, 2020 by Maddie Hansen-Connell
Feeding America suggests more than 54 million people, including 18 million children, may experience food insecurity nationwide in the wake of COVID-19. What's happening in Minnesota to address it?
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