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MENTAL HEALTH

Ferguson Books will host Jackie Stebbins, author of “Unwillable: A Journey to Reclaim My Brain,” for a book-signing from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, June 27, at the Grand Cities Mall.
Testimony was given before the North Dakota Legislature’s Acute Psychiatric Treatment Committee, which will draft proposals for addressing the state’s acknowledged crisis in mental health care.
After recently losing his teenage son, a grieving dad faces his first Father's Day. It's a reminder that we need to be there for parents who have lost children — and be grateful for our own families as well, columnist Tammy Swift says.
Delores Alleckson, a nurse practitioner at Essentia Health in Detroit Lakes, often sees people with a variety of mood disorders. Alleckson said some disorders require medications, while others can be addressed with dietary changes, or a combination of both.

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It is odd that mental health has become a major problem in a country flowing with money and professionalism, both essential for attacking the problem.
The key is to continually remind children and teens that they are cared for, and to help them get back into the structure and familiar activities that give them a feeling of accomplishment. That's the advice of two experts from Mayo Clinic.
As a behavioral health industry, we must build capacity to serve the need: attracting new providers, expanding workforce, investing in prevention, and reducing barriers to care.
The House DFL-led proposal would use the state’s historic $9.25 billion budget surplus to boost education funding by $3.3 billion into 2025. The Senate proposal does not call for significant new spending and instead would push to boost reading proficiency scores.
Consultants offered a raft of recommendations to improve mental health services in North Dakota, including a "dysfunction hotline" to capture complaints of the system's failings to guide improvements.
Emergency department visits for teenage girls dealing with eating disorders doubled nationwide during the pandemic, according to a study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Yet treatment options are sparse, particularly in rural states.

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The overwork and staffing shortages of the pandemic have affected veterinarians as much as other doctors and nurses, and dealing with the constant moral dilemmas and emotional output was driving many to burn out even before 2020. The mean salary for vets is about $110,000 per year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, about half that of physicians catering to people.
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A consultant's report for a legislative committee said jails still end up taking people in mental health crisis who should be hospitalized — a situation the study compares to Third World countries.
North Dakota Student Association asks higher education leaders to make the day typically celebrated in place of Columbus Day an official holiday. It also would be used for a mental health break.

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