Mental Health and Well-Being
Too often, mental illness has shame and stigma attached to it. Hamm Clinic is invested in providing community education to reduce stigma and increase understanding of mental health and well-being.
Many people with mental illnesses are doubly challenged. While they struggle with health symptoms, they must also cope with prejudices and misconceptions about mental illness. Stigma and fear may deter them from seeking desperately needed care.
Hamm Clinic works to overcome unfair and inaccurate perceptions by educating the public about mental health issues and promoting the value of good mental health.
We also promote community well-being through provider education. At our popular annual conference, hundreds of mental health professionals and community members learn from national experts about effective practice and recent advancements in care.
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Hamm Clinic experts are available to speak to and consult with medical, educational, professional, community, and faith-related organizations. Educational topics include:
- Trauma and Trauma-Informed Services
- Seniors—Loss, Depression, Anxiety, and Stress
- Grief and Loss in Human Development
- Women and Depression
- Men and Depression
- Counter-transference and Transference
We provide an active and clear voice to advocate for policies that support people with mental illness. We also promote quality mental health evaluation as a prerequisite to care.
Hamm Clinic partners with NAMI Minnesota. For several years, NAMI has offered regular weekly support groups at our St. Paul location.
We are also a member of the Minnesota Association of Community Mental Health Programs (MACMHP), which advocates for policies that improve delivery of mental health services in the state.