Suicide Prevention Week

Although there is no single cause of suicide, one of the risks for suicide is social isolation, and there’s scientific evidence for reducing suicide risk by making sure we connect with one another. We can all play a role through the power of connection by having real conversations about mental health with people in everyday moments – […]

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Officials Warn e-Cigarettes Are More Dangerous Than They Appear

As kids head back to school, the health department warns about products doing serious damage to developing brains. E-cigarettes have helped lead to the first spike in tobacco use among Minnesota teenagers in nearly 20 years. We found parents have a steep learning curve to combat a new addiction. In the middle of the Midway between the […]

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A safe school year starts here!

The Jacob Wetterling Resource Center want to make sure the children in your life have a safe and happy school year! Back-to-school means new friends, new things to learn, and new people to be around every day. That is why it is more important than ever to talk to the children in your life about their safety […]

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Building Resiliency

Resilience is made up of five pillars: self awareness, mindfulness, self care, positive relationships & purpose. By strengthening these pillars, we in turn, become more resilient. Instead of experiencing an overwhelming downwards spiral when we encounter stress in our lives, these five pillars work together to lift us up out of the chaos we are feeling. Obtaining and maintaining […]

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New Community Mental Health Services Receive more than $2 Million in Funding

Kanabec County Community Health and Kanabec County Family Services worked together with FirstLight Health Systems, Recovering Hope and the Kanabec County Sheriff’s Office (Jail) to garner funding for a position that will assist those with mental health and substance abuse recovery issues in our community. Funding for this grant will help develop ways to coordinate […]

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Parent Alert! Your Kid May Be Vaping More Than Tobacco

By now, many parents know kids are vaping sweet-smelling tobacco — often using devices that look deceptively like pens or flash drives. And most parents are hip to the prevalence of underage marijuana use. Now comes a combo of the two: vaping pot. Experts and educators say young people are — once again — one […]

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