Discussion: Minnesota Mental Health
The recent death of beloved entertainer, Robin Williams, has opened conversation about depression, mental illness and suicide. Here in Minnesota, deaths by suicide have increased over the last decade—especially among the baby boomer generation.
While suicide is a complex issue, in many cases it can be prevented. Officials say there are many contributing factors that can lead to suicide or an attempt, including depression and mental illness which can be treated.
What needs to be done to address mental health issues in our state?
Joining us is Ed Eide, executive director of the Mental Health Association of Minnesota, an advocacy and education organization. His organization works to enhance mental health, promote individual empowerment, and increase access to treatment and services for persons with mental illnesses.
The conversation is open all day. We welcome your questions and invite you to join in the discussion!
Post your comments or questions in the box below, scroll down to see the ongoing conversation, and use "refresh" to see new comments.