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A woman carries a tray of potatoes in an industrial kitchen at Good Samaritan Society - Specialty Care in Robbinsdale, Minnesota.

Specialty care workers live legacy of Good Samaritan Society

Minnesota location keeps evolving to care for next community needs
Matt Holsen 6 min read
A woman holds a pen and notepad on her lap, in a portrait of journaling

Journaling can improve mental health and wellness

Writing down your thoughts once a day can help you gain control of your emotions
SHN Staff 5 min read
Childhood anxiety or worry. Thoughtful boy sitting outdoors.

Childhood anxiety: Tips for parents on signs & coping skills

Learn what anxiety looks like in kids and how to help them
Parenting Services 5 min read
A sad woman sits at a table with a plate with a lone asparagus spear.

Think someone has an eating disorder? Here’s what to know

Sanford Health psychologist shares signs, symptoms, and tips for taking action
Jane Thaden Lawson 15 min read
A group of adults surround a young woman holding a giant Sanford Health scholarship check in their office hallway.

Counselor wants to help more kids with mental health needs

Mandy Strong, Sanford Equity in Education Scholarship recipient, works on mobile crisis team
Mick Garry 4 min read
School-age boy dances in kitchen in red and white striped pajamas and socks. Behind him is a Happy Valentine's Day banner spelled out in heart shapes.

Keeping your heart emotionally healthy

Connect what you're thinking, feeling and doing, says pediatric chaplain
Sanford Fit 7 min read
A Sanford Health patient checks in at the front desk with a nurse in PPE.

Preventive health screenings you should not postpone

Now is the time to take care of any screenings that you've put off
Mick Garry 9 min read
Mother working from home with baby looking stressed.

Baby blues vs. postpartum depression

Feeling blue after baby? You are not alone. Learn when and how to find help
Parenting Services 3 min read
A Sanford Health doctor puts his hands on a young patient's shoulders during a sports physical.

How Sanford supports athletes’ mental health

Elite athletes talk about behavioral health, encourage others to do the same
Mick Garry 15 min read
Architect's rendering of Sanford Bemidji Behavioral Health Crisis Center, with modern blue wavy sign out front of brick building under a bright blue sky.

Northern MN behavioral health center now under construction

Partnership with state and county aims to help patients for generations to come
Jason Anschutz 5 min read