Farm Couple Retreats Forge Stronger Partnerships: Registration now open for three Minnesota locations in 2022

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) encourages farmers and ranchers to consider attending one of three free upcoming couples’ retreats scheduled for early 2022. “Farm stress can take a terrible toll on marriages and partnerships, and likewise, relationship stress can destroy farms,” said Minnesota Dairy Initiative (MDI) State Director Leah Bischof, who is coordinating the […]

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H.O.P.E. Coalition Nominated as 2021 Gratitude on Repeat Winner

GRATITUDE ON REPEAT CAMPAIGN 2021 — WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT & RECAP Since the launch of our Gratitude on Repeat Campaign, Leighton Broadcasting has pushed to connect nonprofits with radio resources to help their cause come to life. It’s part of our passion to serve, connect, and celebrate our communities since 1975. Through our own marketing campaign […]

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Psychological First Aid (PFA)

Psychological first aid (PFA) is a technique designed to reduce the occurrence of post-traumatic stress disorder. It was developed by the National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (NC-PTSD), a section of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, in 2006. It has been spread by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, […]

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FREE: QUESTION, PERSUADE, REFER (QPR) TRAININGS

NAMI Minnesota will teach the three steps anyone can take to help prevent suicide. Just like CPR, QPR is an emergency response to someone in crisis and can save lives. QPR is the most widely taught gatekeeper training program in the United States, and more than one million adults have been trained in classroom settings […]

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Men’s Health

Men’s & boys’ mental health is an important and urgent issue in public health today. In 2021, encourage the men in your life to take charge of their health! A new decade = a new opportunity to make changes for the better. This #MensHealthMonth, visit a guide on how to do just that: www.BlueprintForMensHealth.com If […]

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What is Binge Drinking?

People may experience improved social interaction or general feelings of well-being with moderate alcohol consumption. But it’s important to understand that alcohol use can pose a risk to someone’s mental health, overall mood, and daily cognitive functioning due to its impact on brain chemicals. Alcohol use – especially excessive alcohol use – can exacerbate pre-existing […]

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Alcohol Can Affect Your Mental Health

Using alcohol to cope with difficult feelings or problems can create more problems. You may not realize that drinking is affecting your health. Mental health symptoms caused by problem drinking can include: memory problems, concentration problems, finding it hard to learn new things, personality changes, hazy thinking, anxiety, and depression. For more information please visit: […]

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Coping With Stress

Feeling emotional, nervous or having trouble sleeping and eating can all be normal reactions to stress. Here are some healthy ways you can deal with stress: · Take care of yourself: Eat healthy, get plenty of sleep, and give yourself a break if you feel stressed out. · Get enough exercise: Whether you are a […]

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Alcohol Awareness: Impact on Youth

Did you know… Research tells us that alcohol use during teenage years: · Decreases your ability to pay attention · Increases your chances of developing an addiction · Makes it more likely you could be a victim of assault/injury (including sexual assault), alcohol overdose and/or death Alcohol can make symptoms of mental health conditions worse. […]

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Random Act of Kindness

Stress can be debilitating, and it can cause and/or aggravate health problems. Since stress is a normal part of human existence, nobody is immune to it. It is important to arm ourselves with knowledge so that we recognize when stress is present (amazingly, we don’t always notice it’s happening to us). It is important to […]

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