Mental Health

The joys and pitfalls of working with your spouse

[KARE 11, Feb. 2, 2017] Have you ever considered whether you’d like to work with your spouse? Some people actually do. Allina Health Clinic psychologist, Dr. Dan Kessler, talked with KARE 11 about the pluses and minuses of working with your husband or wife.

Assessing your child’s mental health

[CCX News, January 3, 2017] Experts say that roughly 25 percent of the adolescent population is known to have some form of anxiety, and about 12 to 15 percent are dealing with depression. That’s why it’s important for parents to know the warning signs, says Dr. Aditi Garg, a psychiatrist from Allina Health Mental Health […]

How our brain works when we show kindness

[KMSP Fox 9, December 27, 2016] You might think the stress of gift-giving around the holidays isn’t healthy, but it turns out two new studies show our brain is actually wired to be generous. Dr. Jesse Corry, a neurologist with the John Nasseff Neuroscience Specialty Clinic at United Hospital talked with KMSP Fox 9 News […]

Seasonal Affective Disorder explained

[KMSP Fox 9, December 21, 2016] As daylight hours grow shorter in the winter, some people suffer from a kind of depression called seasonal affective disorder, SAD. Allina Health Clinics psychologist Dr. Alan Steed, talked with Fox 9 News about the condition and how it can be treated.

Recognizing gun violence warning signs

[WCCO-TV, December 5, 2016] A nonprofit group has produced a video public service announcement warning about the early warning signs of behavior that could lead to gun violence. Allina Health Clinics psychologist Dr. Cheryl Bemel talked with WCCO new about the message in the video.

Dealing with post-election holiday gatherings

[WCCO-TV, November 15, 2016] Chances are there are folks in your family who backed either side in the last election — the topic of plenty of heated discussions. But how do you keep the conversation civil at holiday gatherings this year? Allina Health Shakopee Clinic psychologist, Dr. Dan Kessler, talked with WCCO News about tactics […]

Family coping during the holidays

[KARE 11, November 11, 2016] Differing views about politics, particularly the just finished election, among other things, could make for tense conversations when your family convenes for the holidays. Allina Health Shakopee Clinic psychologist, Dr. Dan Kessler, talked with KARE 11 News about tactics for surviving the holidays with your family.

Election Stress Disorder…it’s real

[KARE 11, November 7, 2016] After what many consider the most contentious election season ever, people are talking about how stressed out they are. Allina Health Clinic psychologist, Dr. Cheryl Bemel, talked with KARE 11 News about this new condition.

October is National Bullying Awareness Month

[KSTP-TV, October 30, 2016] October is National Bullying Awareness Month. The impact bullying can have on a child can truly be devastating. Allina Health Clinic psychologist, Dr. Cheryl Bemel, talked with KSTP News about how to help a child dealing with bullying.

Teenagers’ brain are different than adults

[KMSP Fox 9, October 25, 2016] A new study finds that teenagers’ brain work differently than adults, particularly they are more adept at taking in new information especially when a reward is involved. Dr. Jesse Corry, a neurologist with the John Nasseff Neuroscience Specialty Clinic at United Hospital in St. Paul, talked with Fox 9 […]