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Behavioral Health

How can you tell whether a mental health issue is normal or not? It's tricky. The line between normal and abnormal mental health is often blurred. Still, it's helpful to consider your feelings, thoughts and behavior in relation to cultural norms and other benchmarks. Mental health includes issues such as self-esteem, relationships and resilience. If you're struggling with self-esteem, denial or other mental health issues, remember that we are here to help.

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New Prague, MN
07/25/2017
7-8:30 p.m.
Mankato, MN
10/27/2017
4:30-7:30 p.m.

Journey Through Grief

Support Groups

Mankato, MN
11/01/2017
10 a.m.-12 p.m.

In The News

Behavioral Health offers alternative to hospitalization in Eau Claire

The Transitions program provides an alternative to hospitalization for adults when outpatient therapy is not sufficient to meet their needs.

April 28, 2017
Springfield expands behavioral health services

Local patients can now make an appointment with Jessica Christenson, L.G.S.W.

January 24, 2017
St. James expands behavioral health services

Local patients can now make an appointment with Lori Sodeman, L.G.S.W.

January 23, 2017
Fairmont, New Prague, St. James, Springfield and Waseca now offer 24-hour behavioral health services via telemedicine

Behavioral health services via telemedicine are offered in the emergency department. 

January 11, 2017

From The Blog

A new me: Teacher becomes student

It’s sometimes said that when the student is ready, the teacher will appear. That was the case for Aaron Grimm, a teacher who had noticed some changes in one of his colleagues.

July 4, 2017

Do you have addictive personality traits?

Have you ever wondered if you or someone you know is a little too excessive with their interests or activities? Sometimes, a passion can turn into a problem with shopping, drinking, gambling or something else.

June 29, 2017

5, 4, 3, 2, 1: Countdown to make anxiety blast off

Everyone feels anxious now and then. But there are things you can do to minimize those feelings.

May 24, 2017

Overwhelmed by anxiety?

Everyone worries sometimes. In fact, some worry and concern is good. But sometimes, that worry becomes anxiety, which can be debilitating.

May 15, 2017

Anger management can prevent relationship damage

Anger is a natural emotion. It is neither good nor bad, it is simply an emotion. What we do with our anger can become good or bad, but the emotion is neutral.

Paul Roadt, L.C.S.W., C.S.A.C. By Paul Roadt May 12, 2017

Don't bet on it

With March Madness just around the corner, the topic of sports gambling is worth exploration. There are some simple rules to help manage gambling, as well as warning signs to help you see trouble coming.

Brien Gleeson, L.P.C., CSAC By Brien Gleeson March 10, 2017

Could you be depressed?

Do you always feel tired? Have you lost interest in hobbies that you used to love? Do you sometime think you don’t feel like you anymore? Learn about depression and get some tips to help you feel more like yourself.

March 1, 2017

Practical ways to raise confident kids

A child’s confidence depends on hearing certain messages, and parents are in the best position to send them. Confident children know their own goodness, and that they are worthy of being loved and belonging with their friends and family.

Chad Kritzberger MD By Chad Kritzberger January 26, 2017

When grief goes unacknowledged

The holiday can be a difficult time for many, especially if you are dealing with unacknowledged grief.

December 22, 2016

Are video games and screens another addiction?

In our increasingly digitalized world, where most of us and even our children own electronic devices with screens, many parents and adults worry about the impact of screen use for themselves and their children. 

Jennifer Wickham, L.P.C. By Jennifer Wickham November 15, 2016

College students and depression

As college students returned or entered college this fall, the important issue of anxiety and depression is a discussion that parents, college students and professionals who work with students do not want to forget.

Jennifer Wickham, L.P.C. By Jennifer Wickham October 13, 2016

Art to heal the human heart

Time can be hard to measure. We often measure our lives in the tasks and accomplishments of everyday life — a pace of business, providing us with momentum and a feeling of control. In between the noise of the day, quiet moments remind us of those we love and what we have lost.

September 28, 2016