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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
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
A hospital hallway window is painted with black lettering that says "Sanford Heroes"

Health care ‘hero’ is a complicated title, providers say

Superheroic expectations make it harder for caregivers to ask for help
Simon Floss 9 min read
A Sanford Health therapy dog lies on the floor with multiple adolescent arms petting him at once.

Service dog helps adolescent patients with mental health

Tucker the goldendoodle is part of behavioral health program at Sanford Fargo
Jason Anschutz 5 min read
A young girl has an angry look on her face

Top toddler discipline strategies to try

Handling tantrums well should help toddlers learn how to deal with emotions
Parenting Services 4 min read
A Sanford Health psychologist smiles at an unseen patient in a bright and friendly room.

Sanford Fargo specializes in traumatic stress treatment

Mental health care team helps patients heal from trauma and build resilience
Mick Garry 8 min read
A Sanford Health trainer uses resistance bands in a virtual workout she's leading on a laptop in an empty conference room.

‘Exercise is Medicine’ helps lose pounds, gain confidence

12-week program aims to improve overall health – and you can join virtually
Simon Floss 6 min read