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Irene Ochoa: Emotional Lifeline

I can understand the challenges that make it hard to escape the abuse. Part of my support is reaffirming that I believe what they say.

  • 11/30/2021
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Sue Purchase: Guerrilla Public Health Provider

Overdose deaths in the U.S. rose to over 93,000 in 2020 — up from 70,630 in 2019 — which was the largest amount ever recorded in a 12-month period.

  • 11/30/2021
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VIEW: Caring for Our Essential Infrastructure

Will we support bills that value these workers with adequate training, fair wages, and benefits to show them how essential they really are?

  • 08/12/2021
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Work, Motherhood, & Pandemic

“Families were communal in the past. I hope that this is something we take away [from the pandemic] — how can we lend support to one another?”

  • 01/21/2021
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The Long-Standing Call for Stronger Mental Health Systems

“The system isn’t broken; we just haven’t built it.”

  • 12/23/2020
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Co-Creating the Community Economy

As publisher and editor of the Minnesota Women’s Press platform, I ask our readers: Help us find and share — in virtual forums, in our magazine pages — the stories about community-based economies, green cooperatives, and women-led innovations that are working to truly correct our inequities.

  • 05/22/2020
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Being Away From Ailing Loved Ones

I asked Jane Whitlock, an end-of-life doula who has led workshops for Minnesota Women’s Press, to offer suggestions on how families can grieve physical separation from loved ones.

  • 04/10/2020
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Broken System

The Crisis of Elder Abuse in Minnesota Elder abuse complaints to the Minnesota Department of Health’s Office of Health Facility

  • 04/01/2019
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Offering Home Support

Investing in services that enable older adults to remain independent, while providing peace of mind to caregivers, will help make communities stronger and more self-sufficient.

  • 09/01/2018
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The Mental Game

Articles about care-taking usually focus on the physical challenges of helping an aging or disabled family member: dressing, feeding, driving

  • 05/01/2018
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Called to Syria

It was 2015 and millions of refugees were arriving on the shores of Greece. I watched in horror as images

  • 05/01/2018
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Sewing to Mend the Soul

Imagine you were fighting homelessness, had two pairs of pants, and one was ripped or had a broken zipper. Sometimes it

  • 04/01/2018