Publisher’s Talk: How to Build a Village of Collective Health

"The energy of a small village, or sometimes just a stranger on a street corner, can apply tender loving repair to reshape a life."

Minnesotan Emily Ford Aims to Be Second Black Woman to Finish Iditarod

Running with sled dogs is a slight departure from solo backpacking, but not as much as you think — you are not with other humans, living with full self-sufficiency in the backcountry, and do all troubleshooting on your own.

The Inner and Outer Life of a Firefighter: The Story of Carla McClellan

I didn’t think I stood a chance, competing against more than a thousand (mostly) men in that room.

DEEP DIVE: Why the Housing First Model Works Nationwide (documentary insights)

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The documentary film “Beyond the Bridge: A Solution to Homelessness” is deep, moving, and ultimately uplifting.

Deep Dive: “Let’s Talk About Black Women and Mental Health”

"Unless we start to imagine what we want, we will continue to live out the nightmare that someone else imagined for us. I think of all the brilliance in this room, and all the brilliance next to me, and the way that folks are reimagining what could be.”

What the Crow Wing County Jail Needs in Order to Reduce Crime

Said one staff member at the jail, “I have had clients tell me, ‘You can send me to chemical dependency treatment all you want, and they’re going to teach me how to identify my triggers and some coping skills, but the reasons I’m using are not being addressed.’”

Challenges and Joys in Northfield

"Everyone on the leadership board is under the age of 21; some are as young as 12. It is a phenomenal model. I’ve never been a part of something like this before."

Why I Stepped Up With Neighbors to Say “Yes in My Backyard”

"The neighborhood opposition didn’t make sense to me. I don’t appreciate the stigma against mental health."

How to Help Reduce Youth Mental Health Concerns

As part of our Mental Health Awareness Month coverage, we…

Legacy Story: Looking Back on the Struggle (1989)

"The only haven I had was the hospital. In those days, hospitals were a safe place to be — or so we thought.”

June 2 Forum: “Let’s Talk Black Women’s Mental Health”

  When Dr. Catherine Squires returned to our website…

The Joshua Poems: Coping With a Child’s Suicide

We don’t move on. We live with him inside out. Day in. Day out. At night when we least want to. In public when it surprises us.