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Building a Stronger, More Diverse Mental Health Workforce

September 9, 2021 by Pahoua Yang
This past legislative session, Wilder partnered with NAMI Minnesota to advocate for legislation to strengthen our mental health and substance use disorders (SUDs) treatment system. Our goal is to… Read more »

4 Practical Steps to Creating a Logic Model

August 18, 2021 by Anna Granias
A logic model is a useful tool to present your organization’s or program’s activities and expected outcomes. Learn tips for creating your own.

Storytelling With Data: Where Do I Begin?

July 13, 2021 by Allison Liuzzi
A short primer on telling stories with data, courtesy of the data pros at Minnesota Compass.

Spring into Action 2021 with African American Babies Coalition and Projects

June 2, 2021 by Sameerah Bilal-Roby
The African American Babies Coalition and Projects is a partnership among African American community stakeholders who promote the healthy development of African American babies across the Twin Cities.

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.
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