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Posted 05/07/2017 – Grief inescapable part of growing old. Read this incredibly insightful article by Vince Hatt in the La Crosse Tribune about life, death, aging, and grief. Read the article HERE…

 

Posted 03/12/2017 – Glenn Close and Patrick Kennedy on the Weight of Mental Illness. Read the article in the New York Times about Glenn Close and Patrick Kennedy, as they talk about mental illness and personal struggles. Read the article HERE…

 

Posted 02/13/2017 – ‘We All’ Struggle with Mental Health at Times, Says Prince William. Read the article on MSN. “Mental health was the great taboo. If you were anxious, it’s because you were weak,” the royal dad of two said at the Guild of Health Writers event. Prince William, his brother Prince Harry, and Princess Kate have made a commitment to put mental health at the forefront of their public work. Read the article HERE…

 

Posted 01/11/2017 – Drop in County Suicides Attributed to Activism, Surge in Hope​. Read the article in the La Crosse Tribune. La Crosse County Medical Examiner Tim Candahl and Viterbo University Psychology Professor Debra Murray share their views on how trends are looking positive for 2017. Read the article HERE…

 

Posted 11/30/2016 – Climate change is a race we can’t lose. Vince Hatt talks about climate change and how it affects all us and our peace of mind. See the article in the La Crosse Tribune HERE…

 

Posted 09/28/2016 – It’s not stigma, it’s discrimination. Read the editorial by Harold A. Maio in the La Crosse Tribune about why we need to change the stigma of mental illness. Read the editorial HERE…

 

Posted 08/23/2016 – Mental Health is Worth the Conversation. Read the news article by Rusty Cunningham of La Crosse Tribune, which features La Crosse as a beacon of inspiration in reducing stigma of mental illness. Read the article HERE…

 

Posted 06/05/2016 – News 8’s Kyle Dimke shares story about effect of mental illness on his life.  Kyle’s brother Joey struggled for years with depression, anxiety, and bipolar, until it all came to a tragic end. See the video on News8000.com HERE…

 

Posted 03/31/2016 – It Takes a Village to Boost Mental Health.  Mike Tighe opens up and talks about his personal experiences with severe depression, and what he did to overcome it with courage and inspiration. Read the article HERE…

 

Posted 03/26/2016 – Blunt obituary told the painful truth about Duluth sister’s suicide. As told by Eleni Pinnow, even in the midst of consuming depression, Eleni’s sister Aletha tried to protect her from the full horror of her suicide.  Eleni tells a candid story about what happened, hoping that others will choose life. Read the article HERE…

 

Posted 01/13/2016 – UW-La Crosse Green Bandana Project.  Florescent green bandanas are popping up on backpacks across campus. It’s no new fashion trend – it’s an effort by UWL sophomore and Active Minds president Haley Ingersoll to make campus a more conducive environment for talking about mental health. Read the article and see the videos HERE…

 

Posted 11/09/2015 – U of M Student Wants to Add to School’s Mental Health Resources. Doctors at the University of Minnesota say they saw more than 19,000 students last year for mental health issues, mostly depression and anxiety. Now, one student, whose college career came to a grinding halt because of his mental illness, is trying to help others through fraternities and sororities on campus.  Read the article and see the video HERE…

 

Posted 09/29/2015 – Break the Stigma! is a website for runners who struggle with mental illness. Listen to podcasts from local La Crosse runners, and read stories about how runners have overcome mental health challenges. View the website HERE…  

 

Posted 01/31/2015 – One-on-One with Patty Duke.  The Oscar winner talks about faith and her struggles with bipolar disorder. Read the PDF article HERE…

 

Posted 12/11/2014 – La Crosse police used negotiations and less-lethal force to coax an armed suicidal man into surrendering after a 2½-hour standoff.  Read the article HERE…

 

Posted 10/20/2014 – Change Minds on Mental Illness, featuring local mental health advocate and award winner Aaron Rasch. Read the article HERE…

 

Posted 10/01/2014 – Ultrarunner Rob Krar talks openly about severe depression.  Read the article HERE…

 

Posted 08/18/2014 – What We Can Do About Depression. By Dr. Ken Duckworth, NAMI Medical Director. Read the article HERE…

 

Posted 08/17/2014 – To help ‘tortured souls’ like Williams: Erase depression stigma to curb suicides. Read the article HERE…

 

Posted 07/28/2014 – Virtual schizophrenic trip shows dark side, stirs empathy. Read the article HERE…

 

Posted 05/14/2014 – Teen With Tourette’s Syndrome Sends Powerful Message To De-stigmatize Mental Disorders. See the video HERE…

 

Posted 04/28/2014 – UW-L student strives to be positive force for mental health. Read the article HERE…

 

Posted 04/20/2014 – Brookwood Senior Bounces Back After Struggles with Mental Health. Read the article HERE…

 

Posted 03/21/2014 – Hats off to Jared Berger and his recent letter to the editor: “Don’t Stigmatize People with Mental Illness”. Read the article HERE…