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May 8, 2019
Kids in Frazee will soon have a new, safe, fun place to learn and grow in the community, with the development of CornerStone community and youth center. A Youth Advisory Council is being formed to allow local teens to have a major say in what the center looks like and offers in the way of programs and activities. Here, Frazee youth are pictured at the future site of CornerStone. (Submitted Photo)
Turning a corner in Frazee: CornerStone community and youth center now in development
May 8, 2019 - 2:49pm
May 6, 2019
Free diabetes prevention program to start May 21
May 6, 2019 - 12:43pm
April 18, 2019
In this still from the "Inside Out" video on schizophrenia, Kyle Larson is seen talking about how the disorder has changed his life. (Leighton Broadcasting video still)play button
'I'm a good person': Schizophrenia has turned Kyle Larson's life upside down
April 18, 2019 - 9:06am
April 17, 2019
Erika Gilsdorf is the woman behind the 'Inside Out' campaign. Her own experience with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder inspired the series, as she wanted to show people what it's like to live with a mental illness, in hopes of normalizing it and erasing stigma. (Marie Johnson / Tribune)play button
'It's just something you deal with': Erika Gilsdorf, creator of the 'Inside Out' campaign, talks about her experience with OCD
April 17, 2019 - 3:14pm
April 10, 2019
Jessica Ekholm, a 1999 Detroit Lakes High School graduate, says she always had symptoms of depression but didn't realize it until her mom dragged her to the doctor, "kicking and screaming," when she was 21. Today, she's still learning how to cope with her symptoms, and she's become a vocal advocate for mental health awareness and reducing stigma. (Photos by Marie Johnson / Tribune)
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'Not just sadness': Depression has many faces for DL grad Jessica Ekholm
April 10, 2019 - 10:34am
Kristina Story has been living with anxiety for more than 16 years. After turning to drugs and alcohol to cope with her symptoms, she moved to Detroit Lakes and got clean several years ago, and is feeling better than she has in years. A longtime musician, she plays the harp, piano, guitar, violin and flute, and also sings. She says music is "absolutely" therapeutic for her. (Marie Johnson / Tribune)play button
'A constant companion': Anxiety is a daily reality for Kristina Story
April 10, 2019 - 10:33am
April 9, 2019
Detroit Lakes man Joe Johnson has turned his life around after years of substance abuse. He now leads the Park Rapids-based, award-winning FATHER Project, helping struggling dads from around the area become their best selves. (Marie Johnson / Tribune)play button
'A big demon': Joe Johnson shares his story of addiction, getting clean, and the changed man he is today
April 9, 2019 - 8:20am
March 27, 2019
Keagan Gilbert and his mom, Rachelle, at home with their dog in mid-March. Keagan says his ADHD can sometimes make him feel like he's not in control of his own body, but over the years he's gotten better at managing his symptoms. (Marie Johnson / Tribune) play button
'I can't stop moving': ADHD is an element of everyday life for 17-year-old Keagan Gilbert
March 27, 2019 - 10:30am
March 25, 2019
Paula Jones has a long history of mental health struggles that she believes stem back to her dysfunctional and traumatic childhood. She's always found solace in books, and says working at the library in Detroit Lakes has been a "dream job." She hopes to help raise awareness of mental illness, and erase the stigmas surrounding suicide, by speaking out about her experiences. (Marie Johnson / Tribune)
‘I didn’t see a light’: Hospitalized three times for suicidal thoughts, Paula Jones says she owes her life to ‘people that took my hand when I reached out’
March 25, 2019 - 8:49am
March 21, 2019
Heather Berry, holding a picture of her son, Ethan, who killed himself in 2017, wants people to have a better understanding of what life is like for people who have lost loved ones to suicide. (Marie Johnson / Tribune)play button
'Living a roller coaster': Two years after the suicide of her son, Heather Berry is still haunted by grief and trying to adjust to a new normal
March 21, 2019 - 10:32am
March 7, 2019
Scott Geiselhart, a longtime volunteer firefighter with the Frazee Fire Department, has been symptom-free from his PTSD and depression for about four years.  He is pictured here with his service dog, Sarge. (Marie Johnson / Tribune) play button
‘I got my life back’: Four years into his recovery from PTSD, Frazee firefighter Scott Geiselhart spreads message of hope
March 7, 2019 - 10:38am
February 20, 2019
A crowd of about 200 people filled the large conference room at M State in Detroit Lakes on Tuesday for the "Inside Out" Video Premiere and Panel Event, which kicked off the new community campaign to normalize mental illness. (Marie Johnson / Tribune)
'You could hear a pin drop': 'Inside Out' mental health event draws a crowd in DL
February 20, 2019 - 9:50am
February 18, 2019
Reminder: 'Inside Out' premiere is this Tuesday
February 18, 2019 - 2:35pm
February 14, 2019
'Inside Out' launch dates pushed back
February 14, 2019 - 2:38pm
January 31, 2019
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Making headway: Rural child care initiative homing in on ideas for improving access, affordability
January 31, 2019 - 4:37pm
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