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Boys do cry: Black male mental health matters

We never talked about "trauma" when I was growing up. Here's how we can, and why we must, do better for young people today.

One child’s mental health struggle turns into a life-long passion

Everyone deserves a healthy, happy childhood. But we know that children have been struggling. In this blog, a mom shares her family's personal experience coping with her son's mental health crisis and how they made it through to the other side.

Hispanic Heritage Month: meet Dr. Sara Gonzalez

Hispanic Heritage Month is recognized each year from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15 to celebrate the histories, cultures and contributions of those who came to whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. 

What our students need this school year

How can we help our young people as they head back to school this fall? I asked two education kid experts to share their thoughts with us.

Dr. Gorelick addresses mental health, community health and equity with Scottsdale Institute

Dr. Marc Gorelick, president and CEO of Children’s Minnesota, shared how the organization is addressing numerous issues impacting the health of kids and the community in a recent CEO Viewpoint interview with Scottsdale Institute.

How to help kids through the monkeypox outbreak

As the cases of monkeypox continue to rise in US and kids are heading back to school, there are some main discussion points that you should include in your conversation with your child about monkeypox.

Peer-to-Peer Support Program is a game-changer for health care professionals

Leaders at Children’s Minnesota have long been committed to ensuring every employee has resources to support them when they are in need. On this episode of Talking Pediatrics, “Peer-to-Peer Support: Supporting Colleagues Through Challenging Events,” guest host Dr. Gabi Hester spoke with three kid experts about mental health triggers, trauma and the resources available for providers at Children’s Minnesota.

Too important to ignore

If you’re not convinced yet that there’s a mental health crisis in Minnesota, maybe this statistic will persuade you: In 2021, Children’s Minnesota saw a 30% increase in the number of kids coming to our emergency departments with mental health concerns. Let that sink in for a moment. And then there’s this: In 2021, for the first time, suicidal ideation was one of the top 5 diagnoses at Children’s Minnesota. The numbers are even tougher for certain groups of kids.

Children’s Minnesota to open new mental health day program for children and teens in Roseville

As its latest investment in mental health services for children and teens, Children’s Minnesota is announcing plans to open a second partial hospitalization program (PHP) in Roseville in early 2023.

Children’s Minnesota to partner with PrairieCare to deliver inpatient mental health services

Children’s Minnesota and PrairieCare are pleased to announce a new partnership that will deliver high-quality psychiatric care to kids as young as six years old. As Children’s Minnesota prepares to open its first inpatient mental health unit this fall, PrairieCare will provide programmatic guidance and joint clinical leadership for the new unit.