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Tom Gonzalez, Bridges of Hope Self-Healing Communities Project co-coordinator, explains a proactive approach to improving intergenerational health in the Brainerd lakes area with Bridges of Hope Executive Director Kassie Heisserer by his side Nov. 5. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
They had an idea. Now, they're wondering if it will work. An innovative community, collaborative project is tackling childhood trauma.
November 18, 2018 - 5:00am
November 5, 2018
Kathy Evavold, 59, is angry about rumors that her husband, Lee, 64, a Battle Lake, Minn., farmer and former member of the Ashby Farmers Elevator Cooperative, may have killed himself in July 2018 because he may have known about his friend, Jerry Hennessey’s embezzlement of $5 million. His problem was depression, she says. Mikkel Pates / Forum News Service
Suicide widow angry with rumors: Says husband didn’t know about Ashby Co-op embezzlement
November 5, 2018 - 6:17am
October 18, 2018
The second annual Out of the Darkness walk to raise support for and awareness of suicide prevention was held Saturday, Oct. 13, at Grand View Lodge in Nisswa. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
Out of the Darkness Walk
October 18, 2018 - 8:00am
October 8, 2018
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Out of the Darkness Community Walk set Oct. 13 in Nisswa
October 8, 2018 - 12:00pm
September 27, 2018
Out of the Darkness Community Walk set Oct. 13
September 27, 2018 - 6:00pm
August 28, 2018
Suicide prevention specialist Laura Kunstleben with the St. Cloud VA Health Care System talked Thursday, Aug. 23, to concerned members of the community about the rise in suicide among veterans in central Minnesota at the Brainerd VA clinic. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch  Videoplay button
Suicide prevention forum aims to prevent unnecessary deaths
August 28, 2018 - 3:25pm
August 24, 2018
Brainerd VA Clinic
Coming Sunday: Stopping suicides
August 24, 2018 - 10:00am
June 12, 2018
Bridges of Hope Executive Director Kassie Heisserer
Crow Wing County: Tackling community problems in new way
June 12, 2018 - 8:00am
June 1, 2018
Essentia Health-Central President Adam Rees (second from right) speaks during a mental health panel with moderator Kathy Sell from Essentia (left), Brainerd High School student Caroline Benson, Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce President Matt Kilian and Central Lakes College President Hara Charlier Thursday at Lakewood Evangelical Free Church in Baxter. Also participating were president of Nystrom & Associates, Brian Nystrom, and psychiatrist Peter Neifert. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch - Videoplay button
Community leaders share personal, painful stories
June 1, 2018 - 4:00am
April 30, 2018
Beltrami County Jail violated state rules before inmate suicide
April 30, 2018 - 6:49am
April 4, 2018
Jennifer walks on a sunny day through Gregory Park in Brainerd. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
Coping with mental illness: Close to suicide, Brainerd woman finds support in family, crisis line
April 4, 2018 - 8:00am
Sharon and Dave Siekas remember their grandson Levi with the joy he brought to their lives and hope his story may inspire others to seek help or reach out to someone who may be struggling in silence. Renee Richardson / Brainerd Dispatch
'Say what's on your heart': Grandparents cope with loss, comfort others
April 4, 2018 - 4:00am
April 3, 2018
Turmoil in the mind of a teen: Professionals see a need to open up with kids about mental health
April 3, 2018 - 10:00am
April 2, 2018
Jake Haapajoke (right),  playing soccer for the Brainerd Warriors. Photo for the Brainerd Dispatch by Krista Rolfzen Soukup
In memory of a friend: Nonprofit to keep light on for mental health awareness
April 2, 2018 - 10:19am
Teens not only in the Brainerd lakes area but across the nation are hooked on their smartphones. A licensed therapist and the director of education and training for Nystrom & Associates LTD shares his knowledge on social media and teens.
Jennifer Stockinger / Brainerd Dispatch
A dark side of technology: Smartphones, social media can adversely affect children's mental health
April 2, 2018 - 8:00am
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