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Janna Wiele, Sanford Bemidji professional on the crisis intervention team.

Mental health crisis: Therapist earns sheriff’s gratitude

"Each call is different, making the work we do both challenging and rewarding."
Pat Miller Pat Miller 8 min read
girl receiving electroencephalography for autism and adhd

Autism and ADHD: How to know if your child should be tested

"If you feel that something isn’t right, please to talk to someone who can take a careful, closer look and make helpful recommendations.”
SHN Staff SHN Staff 7 min read
Sanford Health psychiatry may experts suggest genetic testing to better treat depression and anxiety

When and how psychiatry uses genetic testing

Treating depression, anxiety or ADHD can feel like a guessing game. Genetic tests may help.
Megan Baldridge Megan Baldridge 8 min read
Hydrocodone acetaminophen tablets lying on a prescription form. Hydrocodone is a popular prescription semi-synthetic opioid that is used to treat moderate to severe pain. Hydrocodone is said to be one of the most common recreational prescription drugs in America.

Opioid crisis: Sanford Bemidji steps up fight

"We want to break the cycle of substance use in families and replace it with a healthier, sustainable cycle.”
Avatar Kim Tubbs 7 min read
businesswoman in office looking sad

5 ways to fight depression

If you feel depressed, it's best to do something about it -- depression doesn't just go away on its own.
SHN Staff SHN Staff 5 min read
Sad young boy

Childhood suicide: Bullying, ADHD and relationships

“There’s a lot of pressure on kids that’s not good for their emotional development.”
Avatar Hannah Nieman 12 min read
Anthony Bourdain Passes Away (1956-2018)

High-profile suicide can trigger emotions in anyone

Some people who may have been big fans might need to seek help.
SHN Staff SHN Staff 8 min read
author Jacqueline Palfy at physical therapy

Sports doctors & mom’s mental health

I was treated like an athlete, like what I do matters, even if I’m not winning, like my lifestyle of choice was taken seriously.
Jacqueline Palfy Jacqueline Palfy 14 min read
Andrea Paradis talks about Ayurveda as part of cancer treatment plan

Survivorship: The healing power of Ayurveda

By Andrea Paradis, integrative care educator For thousands of years, ancient systems of healing have prevailed due to their holistic approach. Rather than just treating a disease or what is wrong, they treat the whole person. The world’s oldest known system of medicine, Ayurveda, is a powerful therapeutic tool, helping overcome illness, relieve symptoms and […]
SHN Staff SHN Staff 8 min read
two women hiking up a hill

Running and emotion: Accumulating miles to ease anxiety

The drive to school every morning is full of random chatter – about who forgot gym shoes, about if lunch is hot or cold and general observations about school and home. This gloomy Monday was no different – we sat at an intersection and watched the rain drizzle on the windshield, not enough to turn […]
Jacqueline Palfy Jacqueline Palfy 13 min read