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Children’s Minnesota hosts Gov. Tim Walz for bill signing and tour of future inpatient mental health unit

Children’s Minnesota welcomed Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz to its St. Paul hospital to tour construction of its first inpatient mental health unit. Following the tour, Gov. Walz ceremonially signed mental health legislation that included a bill providing 22 bed licenses for the unit, expected to serve kids and teens this fall.

Tips for kids and parents to address mental health concerns linked to social media use

During Mental Health Awareness Month in May, Dr. Katy Miller, adolescent health specialist at Children’s Minnesota, broke down some of the key mental health concerns tied to social media.

Children’s Minnesota joins the Mental Health Legislative Network and others at the State Capitol to call for increased investment in mental health services

Children’s Minnesota joined the Mental Health Legislative Network and others for a press conference at the Minnesota State Capitol to call for increased investments in mental health services.

Breaking the binary: understanding gender expression

In the Talking Pediatrics podcast Breaking the binary: expanding gender identity and expression, Dr. Angela Kade Goepferd, (they/she), medical director of the Gender Health program at Children’s Minnesota, explores gender binary and the importance of expanding gender expression.

Tips to support your child’s mental health

Dr. Sarah Jerstad, a child psychologist at Children’s Minnesota, is talking about the importance of taking care of our mental health.

Dr. Gigi Chawla discusses future of pediatric care at U.S. News and World Report webinar

. “How Children’s hospitals can plan for the future of pediatric care and COVID-19” explored what children’s hospitals have learned since the pandemic began in the spring of 2020.

Children’s Minnesota partners with Washburn Center for Children to improve mental health care access

Children’s Minnesota is proud to announce a partnership with community-based mental health provider, Washburn Center for Children, to improve mental health care access for kids and teens and meet the community-wide need for more pediatric mental health care.

Dr. Angela Kade Goepferd and Jamie Winter named 2022 Health Care Heroes by Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal

Children’s Minnesota kid experts, Dr. Angela Kade Goepferd (they/she), chief education officer and medical director of the Gender Health program, and Jamie Winter (she/her), RN, MBA, director of mental health services, have been recognized as 2022 Health Care Heroes by Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.

Spike in ED visits for adolescent mental health, including eating disorders, new CDC study reports

On the two-year anniversary of COVID-19, we’re learning more about the impact of the pandemic on adolescent mental health, particularly eating disorders in kids and teens. There were more than four times the number of adolescents treated in the emergency department (ED) across the country for eating disorders in 2022 than in 2020, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that was released in February.

How to talk to your kids about war and conflict

Dr. Sarah Jerstad, clinical director of psychological services at Children’s Minnesota, shares tips for parents on talking to kids about war and conflict.