The foundation for sound mental health is built early in life. From birth to age 3, our experiences with parents, caregivers, relatives, teachers, and peers shape our developing brains. When this developmental process is disrupted, our capacity for learning and relating to others can be impaired, with lifelong consequences. This is why early detection and […]
Your gifts at work – Messages of gratitude from former to in-coming Amberwing patients. This is why we support youth mental health.
When someone receives a cancer diagnosis, it’s not merely the patient who is affected, but the lives of an entire family. For this reason, the Caring Way Cancer Resource Center began hosting “We Can Weekend” 28 years ago for families living with cancer. The weekend retreat, held at YMCA Camp Miller in Sturgeon Lake, MN, […]
Patients suffering from anxiety, insomnia and depression are now being treated with new, cutting-edge technology at the Miller-Dwan Behavioral Health department. Rather than receiving medicine in pill form, they are being prescribed 20-minute sessions of electromedical technology. The Miller-Dwan Foundation recently funded the purchase of Alpha-Stim devices that generate unique, patented waveforms clinically proven to […]
Tami Vukonich, RN, wouldn’t change anything about her job as a nurse at Solvay Hospice House in Duluth, MN. What she would change, however, is the general misconception people have about end-of-life care. “There is a stigma surrounding hospice care,” Vukonich says. “People think it’s about dying, when really it’s about living the best life […]
Following the death of friend to liver failure, artist Candy Chang went through a long period of grief and depression. During that time, she grappled with questions about dying, how she wanted to live her life and maintaining perspective amid daily routine. Curious to know if others felt the same, Chang created a public art […]