Cultivating hope and inspiring change to promote mental health recovery

Join Us to End the Stigma of Mental Illness in Hennepin County

Vail Place and the Hennepin County Adult Mental Health Local Advisory Council are teaming up to end mental illness stigma through the Our Hopes campaign. We welcome you to join us in our goals of: Increasing awareness of the prevalence of mental

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Support Vail Place on Give to the Max Day 2016

Give to the Max Day 2016  is Thursday, November 17th . This is a fantastic annual opportunity to support a charity in your community that makes a real impact. Please consider donating to Vail Place to help us with our mission of long-term

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Speaking Out to Remove Stigma

The Washington Post recently ran an excellent piece about how those with mental illness are speaking out against stigma. Adults with mental illness are choosing more and more to “out” themselves, revealing their real identities online and speaking boldly and

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Make a Difference at the State Legislature Now

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

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Brushes With Life: Art, Artists and Mental Illness on February 4th

On Thursday, February 4 at 6:00 PM the Basilica Mental Health Film Festival will screen its featured documentary Brushes With Life: Art, Artists and Mental Illness. Following the film, filmmakers and mental health experts will hold a discussion. The film’s director, Philip Brubaker,

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People with Mental Illness Aren’t Defined by their Diagnosis

Words can have a surprising effect, and according to a recent Ohio State study, they should be chosen carefully when it comes to people with mental illness. The researchers found that when it comes to how others view people with

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Mental Health and Millennials

Millennials – the youngest generation currently in the workforce, or in college preparing to enter the workforce – are considered to be incredibly driven, responsible, dedicated and resilient. But even though they may not let it show, millennials face a

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Prince Harry Battles Mental Illness Stigma

In an exclusive interview with ITV News, Britain’s Prince Harry said more needs to be done to fight the stigma surrounding mental illness. As he readied to join injured veterans on a 1,000 mile walk across the country to raise awareness,

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Google’s Life Sciences Team to be Headed by NIMH Director

Google’s research division, Life Sciences, has announced its next project will be mental illness. They’ve hired Dr. Tom Insel, director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) since 2002, to head the effort. On the NIMH website, Dr. Insel

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The Real Monsters of Mental Illness

For those who are affected by mental illness, the effects are all too real. But for others, it can be hard to understand the experience. U.K.-based artist Toby Allen has been drawing mental illnesses as monsters since 2013 and publishing

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