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Trends, insights and thought leadership on community matters by Wilder staff, volunteers, supporters and partners

Law Enforcement Response to Mental Health Needs: How Do We Measure Improvement?

March 22, 2021 by Melissa Serafin
How do we know collaborations between law enforcement and social services are successful in serving individuals with mental health and substance use needs? Wilder and East Metro Crisis Alliance… Read more »

Self-Care is a Critical Investment in Ourselves to Support the People and the Causes that Matter to Us

March 16, 2021 by Pahoua Yang
It has been exactly a year since my family and I returned from a short trip to celebrate the end of spring break. My children never returned physically to school. The next day, I sat with our… Read more »

Therapy by Video: What Works in Telehealth?

January 25, 2021 by Melissa Serafin
Mental health service providers have overwhelmingly shifted to providing services by video, allowing clients to receive services while following social distancing recommendations. Research suggests… Read more »

Angels and Ghosts in the Nursery: Trauma-Informed Child-Parent Therapy

December 17, 2020 by Gael Thompson
Sarah sits across from me in my office, staring down at her hands. Her eyes fill with tears and she shakes her head.

Transportation is a Key Component of Equitable Food Access

November 30, 2020 by Alice Lubeck
Minnesotans deserve access to affordable and healthy food regardless of where they live. Alice Lubeck explores ways communities are reducing transportation barriers to food access and the need for… Read more »

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 »
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