Recent News

“Vail Place has always been a model based on integration from the perspective of both healthcare and community,” said Vicky Couillard, Executive Director for Vail Place, who has been with the organization for more than 26 years. ...

Vail Place will continue to provide two service coordinators to work directly with residents at public housing buildings via special grants awarded to the Hopkins Housing and Redevelopment Authority, and the St. Louis Park Housing Authority from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  ...

On Wednesday May 11th Vail Place members will present a special performance in recognition of National Mental Health Month at the History Theatre in downtown St. Paul. Recovery Theater - A Rare and Revealing Look at Mental Illness Wednesday, May 11, 2016. Show 12 – 1:00 pm. Reception...

In the coming weeks, Minnesota legislators will be making key decisions that will impact community mental health services in our state. Improving access to daily, coordinated care in the community is vital to the quality of life for people with serious mental illnesses.  Please urge your legislators...

We're hosting our  15th annual Tour de Vail – Roll & Stroll for Mental Health on Saturday, July 9, 2016.  Walk, run, bike, skate or blade around Crystal Lake in Robbinsdale to raise money, hope and awareness for adults with mental illness. This year’s event...

Described by coworkers as a "strong, steady leader," Haimanot “Haimie” Deresse joined Vail Place a little over 10 years ago as a Housing Support Specialist, providing housing assistance and ongoing support for Clubhouse members.  After three years, Haimie transitioned to the role of Case Manager...

 Research from the University of Exeter Medical School in the UK has provided strong evidence that volunteering is good for your physical health, and it may be good for your mental health, too. Observational results from the review confirm what research has been saying for many...

Visit with Minnesota legislators and make your voice heard on Thursday, March 31st at Mental Health Day on the Hill 2016. Last year’s Mental Health Day helped lead Minnesota to a record-breaking $50 million dollars in new funding for mental health issues. With your help,...

[caption id="attachment_3190" align="alignright" width="150"] Nancy Howe[/caption] Nancy Howe first learned of the power of “kind fellowship” at Vail Place many years ago while searching for resources for her son. Like many parents of children with mental illness, Nancy has had to navigate her way through multiple...

On March 7th, 2016 staff members from Vail Place traveled to Las Vegas, NV for the National Council for Behavioral Health Conference also known as NatCon16. The annual three-day conference brings together health, mental health, and addiction care professionals from across the country to discuss industry innovations and best practices. Vail Place staff returned from the conference bursting with new ideas and ways to improve current programs and initiatives. This year NatCon16 focused specifically on social determinants of health as well as addiction. Linda Rosenberg, National Council President and CEO, kicked off the event with a discussion regarding the convergence of policy and technology,  and praised the organization’s growth and ability to make a difference to large numbers of people.   

A study from UC Davis Health System has shown exercise keeps you not just physically fit, but mentally fit, too. According to imaging studies, rigorous exercise increases the levels of two common neurotransmitters that are deficient in people with certain mental illnesses like depression. These neurotransmitters,...

In 1977, Bernie was in the Air Force, working as an aircraft mechanic, when the commander of his squadron noticed something was different about him. He seemed to have a difficulty focusing on tasks and talking with those around him. As Bernie became increasingly stressed...