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Collective Health

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.

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A Healing Journey With Lyrics (updated with music festival images)

How do you explain cancer to your young children while fighting the hardest physical battle you have ever faced? 

Suicide Has Become an Epidemic in Rural Minnesota — How Can We Prevent Further Loss?

"I’ve heard more people telling me somebody they knew died from suicide in the last six months than I ever have in my whole life put together."

Legacy Story: African American Moms: Community Must Invest in Youth (1998)

“We bought these children into the world. We feel their pain and share it with them.”

A Conversation About Black Women’s Mental Health and Academia

In my mind, it was simply "let me get through it."

“Outdoor Learning Is Going to Save the World”: The Prevalence of Nature-Based Education in Minnesota

Minnesota is home to the third-highest number of nature-based preschools in the U.S.

Chronic UTI Sufferers Seek to End Pain and Shame

"I want women to see that they’re not alone."

Tapestry: Mental Well-Being Is…

It’s individuality without conformity. It’s uniqueness without isolation.

What Is Mental Health?: Editor’s Letter and TOC

“Self-love cannot flourish in isolation.” —bell hooks

Getting Serious About Protecting Survivors of Partner Violence

“We are not different parts of a chain. We are different parts of a large mechanism and we have to work together.”

Highlights of Minnesota Women’s Press 39th Year Celebration and 1st Annual Badass Minnesotans Awards

The Minnesota Women’s Press April 13 event “39 Years of Voice and Vision” will be a jam-packed Saturday afternoon event to celebrate Badass Minnesotans — and our survival as the longest continuously run feminist publication in the U.S.

Maggie Thompson’s Sharing Honors and Burdens Installation Celebrates the Lives We Lead After Grief

"Beadwork gets you into this really mellow state, and it’s easier to share."