Minnesota Mental Health Community Foundation Projects
Fast-Tracker Online Resource Search Tool Development Fund – Fast-Tracker, a virtual community and health care connections resource, is a web-based link to mental health services and substance use disorder treatment programs in Minnesota. Fast -Tracker offers providers, care coordinators, and consumers with a real-time, searchable directory of mental health providers and mental health resources. Go to Fast-TrackerMN.org to learn more!
- Bob Baumer, MD Community Psychiatry Scholarship Fund – A memorial fund started to offer students opportunities to attend educational events. Dr Baumer valued education and dedicated his life to improving access to quality care, connecting patients to services and coalescing treatment junctures to ensure smooth transitions in the community. Click here to read about the Dr. Robert Baumer Scholarship Fund. Click here to view MPS Bob Baumer Scholarship Tournament video. Click here to read 2017 recipient Erica Lensink's reflection.
- Gloria Segal Medical Student Scholarship Fund – The Gloria Segal Medical Student Award, named in memory of the late Gloria Segal, a Minnesota legislator who championed treatment excellence for the mentally ill, and authored much of Minnesota’s mental health legislation, goes to fourth-year medical students who demonstrate excellence in the care of psychiatric patients, show outstanding performance during pre-clinical and clinical rotations in psychiatry, and exhibit enthusiasm for the psychiatric profession. Award winners demonstrate excellence in scholarly and/or research activities and community involvement on behalf of those with mental illness. One winner is chosen from each of the two Minnesota Medical Schools. Click here for a list of Gloria Segal Scholarship Recipients over the years.
- Eric Brown, MD Resident/Fellow Fund - Help for residents and fellows to support their pursuits with organized medicine, educational interests, and scientific and community projects. Call 651-407-1873 for application information. Click here to read about the Dr. Eric Brown Scholarship Fund. Click here to read about 2019 recipient Yee Xiong.
Minnesota Psychiatry in the Mid-to-Late Twentieth Century Oral History Project - The project is a collection of interviews of psychiatrists throughout Minnesota done mostly in the 1970s by Dr. Marvin Sukov and by Drs. David Cline and Deane Manolis between 2009 and 2011. The interviews begin with recollections of the 1940s and 1950s and trace the progress of medicines, the perception of mental illness, and practice of psychiatrists in rural and urban Minnesota. The project includes a brief summary of the history of psychiatry in Minnesota and summaries of each interview. TRANSCRIPTS: 569 pages - Click here to see the MPS Collection.
Understanding Depression Series – The series on Depression and Suicide was originally produced in English, and recently translated into Spanish in order to assist Latinos in early detection of depressive symptoms that can lead to suicide. The stressful circumstances around immigration and deportation threats affect the Latino community in the USA. The viewing audience for the English language series found the personal stories of our guests helpful in recognizing the way a treatable illness like depression can begin to affect mood, personality, and the ability to study or to work. If not detected and treated effectively, the risk of suicide increases. The series offers viewers an opportunity to see and hear men and women talk about their experience with their own depression or that of a loved one. Understanding Depression Website.