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Mental Health

Good mental health is as important as good physical health. Mental illness can impair people's ability to do well in school, work, families, and communities.

Wilder Research focuses on identifying factors that affect mental health, especially in low-income and immigrant populations; promoting trauma-informed care; building effective mental health systems and service delivery; and evaluating school-based and community mental health programs and services working to assist children and adults with mental health issues.

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On the Podcast: Children's Mental Health

In this episode, Paul Mattessich speaks with two experts on children's mental health in Minnesota. The discussion covers formal and informal mental health services, what we know about building positive relationships, and what you can do to help promote mental health among children.

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Recent Reports

This is an analysis of Minnesota’s current continuum of intensive mental health services and exploration of the service models and funding mechanisms needed to address gaps in the state’s system of care.
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