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Student Spotlight: How did Annie Olson’s Interests in Mental Health and Adolescents Inspire Her Desire for Health Equity?

#UMNMCH student Annie Olson (MPH 2024) wrote this reflection on how her deployment with the Minnesota Department of Health gave her the opportunity to analyze and disseminate information about the health of Minnesota adolescents and contributed to her understanding of mental health equity.  What was your path to the UMN MCH Program? Before coming to […]

Rethinking approaches to mental health in poor rural areas of the developing world.

by Michaela McDonald Vikram Patel delivered a TED Talk recently, titled “Mental Health for All by Involving All”.  He spoke about the treatment of mental illness in areas of the developing world lacking trained therapists to treat depression. Almost 450 million people worldwide are affected by mental illness. There is a staggering difference in the […]

Videos available from May 2011 Symposium on Children’s Mental Health

2011 Public Health Symposium on Early Childhood Mental Health Translating the science of early experiences into culturally informed policy and practice Keynote Speakers included: Robert Anda, MD, MS, Centers for Disease Control and  Prevention Atum Azzahir, Powderhorn/Phillips Cultural Wellness Center Diane Benjamin, MPH, FrameWorks Institute Ed Ehlinger, MD, MS, Commissioner of Health, Minnesota Megan Gunnar, […]