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New Resources from NAMI-MN

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On March 15, 2021, the Association of Minnesota Counties hosted a virtual conversation with Sue Abderholden, Executive Director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) - Minnesota.

She shared her experiences over these past months and their new resources available to provide support for county leaders and staff during these uncertain times. 

NAMI Minnesota’s new program, HELP – Helping Employees Live in a Pandemic
Employers understand the negative impact that COVID-19 is having on the mental health of their employees. The pandemic has increased stress levels due to the uncertainty about the future, being alone or being together too much, grief due to cancellation of major life events and stress due to trying to care for children, working from home, or from being an essential worker. In response to these mental health needs, NAMI Minnesota’s new program – HELP – was developed to promote good mental health and coping skills.

For more information and to schedule a HELP session over Zoom for your county, please contact the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) – Minnesota.

A Little About Sue...
As NAMI-MN Executive Director, Sue Abderholden is responsible for providing direction and leadership toward the achievement of the organization’s mission and leads NAMI’s public policy efforts. She brings over 30 years of experience in nonprofit and advocacy work having held top management positions at Arc Minnesota, the Minnesota office of Senator Paul D. Wellstone and PACER Center. She received her B.A. from Macalester College and a Master’s degree in Public Health Administration from the University of Minnesota. Her passion for NAMI’s mission stems from having family members who live with depression and anxiety. Sue became NAMI Minnesota’s executive director in October 2001.