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Anxiety: Young man sitting at table anxiously

The fight against anxiety

Control those worrying thoughts and take back your day.
SHN Staff SHN Staff 4 min read
Female Patient And Doctor Have Consultation In Hospital Room

Postpartum mental health: Caring for moms in-house

Clinical psychologist Lea Berentson's own adversity has fueled her work.
Mick Garry Mick Garry 11 min read
Emily Griese

Research: Community support can ease rural bullying effects

Findings published in SD Medicine, plus other Sanford Health research notes.
SHN Staff SHN Staff 18 min read
Olivia Johnson checks her smartphone

Smartphone impacts on teenager: Positive and negative

“Sometimes kids can’t make the clarification between what is real and what isn’t real."
Pat Miller Pat Miller 8 min read
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
Three elementary school students hold pencils and work together at a table. Autism and ADHD screening can happen in the classroom.

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

"If you feel that something isn’t right, please 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
Closeup of older man looking away in deep thought, depression

5 ways to fight depression

If you feel depressed, it's best to do something about it. It won't go away on its own.
SHN Staff SHN Staff 6 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.”
Hannah Nieman Hannah Nieman 12 min read