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Southeast Asian Community Members Heal Through Belonging at the Center for Social Healing

October 17, 2019 by Pahoua Yang
Every week, members of Cambodian, Karen, Hmong and Vietnamese communities gather at the Wilder Center for Social Healing in Saint Paul for support, fellowship, shared meals and healing. The Center… Read more »

What Works for Women in Recovery

May 3, 2019 by Stephanie Nelson-Dusek
Through our research we know about the challenges and confounding factors that those struggling with addiction face. We also know what has the potential to work in helping them succeed after their… Read more »

How are the Children?

April 21, 2019
We know that one of the top issues facing our schools is how to support students’ mental health. Hospitals in Minnesota and across the country are finding the number of children and youth ending up… Read more »

10 Reasons Schools Should Have Youth Mental Health Services On-Site

April 2, 2019
Nearly 20 percent of youth in the United States experience a mental, emotional or behavioral health condition every year. Yet according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly half… Read more »

3 Ways Culturally Specific Mental Health Services Break Barriers to Community Treatment

September 7, 2018 by Barbara Williamson
Working as a social worker for over thirty-five years with people from all backgrounds, I have witnessed firsthand the struggles individuals face dealing with mental health issues – particularly… Read more »

Finding Balance through an Integrated Model of Service

July 16, 2018
We live in complex and challenging times. Ads on TV, the internet and radio remind us of it constantly. They showcase ways for us to slow down, to step away from the daily hustle, to take a moment to… Read more »

Welcome to Minnesota's Newest Mental Health First Aid Instructors

May 15, 2018 by Thomas Nguyen
Thousands of Minnesotans are faced with mental health concerns for the first time each year – personally, professionally, or both. Many feel ill-equipped to respond and don’t know where to turn for… Read more »

Little Things Matter at Day Treatment

January 22, 2018 by Heather McMoore
For a long time, sometimes for many years, parents of children in the Wilder Day Treatment program have faced the dilemma of whether to answer the phone when the school, child care or a service… Read more »
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