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  • Free COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing

    Posted on September 14, 2020 by Janet

    Free drive-thru COVID-19 testing is available Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays at Dakota Child and Family Clinic and the Northern Service Center. If you don't have a vehicle or would prefer to walk-thru, we can still test you. Testing information Free and open to everyone (no age or location r...Continue Reading

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  • Mental Health Update from MN DHS

    Posted on June 26, 2017 by JoAnne

    The U.S. Senate’s Better Care Reconciliation Act puts comprehensive health care for 1.2 million Minnesotans at risk by cutting federal funds for Medicaid and MinnesotaCare by billions of dollars over the coming years. Who will be affected? Minnesota children, seniors, people with disabilities and thos...Continue Reading

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  • Rat Park

    Posted on July 21, 2016 by JoAnne

    This is an excerpt from the book, “Chasing the Scream:  The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs” by Johann Hari- Rat Park.  The “Bruce” identified in the article was a clinician in the early 70’s. I would dialectically argue that addiction is about both the genetic predisposition and the envi...Continue Reading

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  • Mental Health Awareness Month

    Posted on May 2, 2016 by JoAnne

    May is Mental Health Month For more information see Reading

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  • Positive Affirmations

    Posted on February 16, 2016 by JoAnne

    Affirmations are positive statements that can help you overcome negative thoughts. An affirmation helps you believe and visualize what you are saying. Please click the link for Positive Affirmations for example statements....Continue Reading

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  • National Suicide Prevention Week

    Posted on September 1, 2015 by JoAnne

    National Suicide Prevention Week is September 6 through September 12. The Anxiety Depression Association of America and the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention conducted a public opinion poll on mental health and suicide prevention, and the results are truly encouraging. Nearly all respondents ...Continue Reading

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    Posted on August 19, 2015 by JoAnne

    By Portia Nelson   Chapter 1 I walk down the street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I fall in. I am lost . . .  I am helpless. It isn’t my fault. It takes forever to find a way out.   Chapter 2 I walk down the same street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I pretend that I...Continue Reading

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  • NAMI Family Connections

    Posted on July 20, 2015 by JoAnne

    Family Connections is a 12 week class for people who have a family member or loved one living with Borderline Personality Disorder. The class provides the most current information about Borderline Personality Disorder, teaches coping skills based on Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and helps families develop a s...Continue Reading

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  • Empty-Cup Mind

    Posted on July 15, 2015 by JoAnne

    A wise old monk once lived in an ancient temple in Japan.  One day the monk heard an impatient pounding on the temple door.  He opened it and greeted a young student, who said, “I have studied with great and wise masters.   I consider myself quite accomplished in Zen philosophy.  However, just in case ...Continue Reading

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