The Village Blog

Celebrating Diversity and Promoting Inclusion
By Taylor Anderson Individuals with Disabilities Individuals with disabilities form the largest minority group in the United States. Approximately 25% of Americans have a disability, encompassing a diverse range of abilities, ages, races, sexualities, ethnicities, religions, and socio-economic [...]
Addressing LGBTQ+ Mental Health Needs
By Rachelle Haga, MSW, LMSW Namaste! :-) My name is Rachelle and I'm an outpatient and in-home therapist with the Village's Grand Forks office. The Midwest has always been my home and I attended The University of North Dakota for both my undergraduate and graduate degrees in Social Work. I became a [...]
Common struggles and ways to support the men in your life
June marks Men's Mental Health Awareness Month, which highlights the unique mental health challenges men may face and how we can support them. Despite mental health being crucial for everyone’s overall well-being, societal expectations and stigma often discourage men from seeking the help they need [...]
From Service Member and Family Perspectives
Military Mental Health is a topic that requires deep understanding and compassion, as it encompasses the unique challenges faced by service members, veterans, and their friends and families. In this blog, two of our clinical counselors, Taylor and Brandon offer valuable insight into this subject [...]
Autism Awareness Month, also known as Autism Acceptance Month, is a month when many companies put forth campaigns to highlight individuals with autism. But what does autism even look like in people? To be clear, autism has no “one size fits all” appearance. Autism is a lifelong neurodevelopmental [...]
Ask Dylan Van Den Einde why he volunteers as a Big Brother, and he is quick to say that he wants to help someone else experience what he had growing up. Raised in Fertile, MN, Dylan credits his loving family and supportive community for providing the solid foundation that has helped him succeed as [...]
Honoring Women's Strength on International Women's Day
As we acknowledge International Women's Day on March 8th, it's important to recognize the unique challenges that women face in maintaining good mental health. At The Village, we understand the significance of directly addressing these obstacles and providing customized assistance to meet the [...]
As we reflect on the incredible support we received during Giving Hearts Day 2023, we are thrilled to share the meaningful impact of your donations on our organization. Your generosity has allowed us to make significant strides in enhancing our services, supporting both our caring hearts, aka our [...]
New year, but you can stay the same you.
As we step into a new year, many of us find ourselves jotting down resolutions – aspirations for positive change and personal growth. We applaud anyone taking steps for growth and finding ways to better themselves. The beginning of the year often marks a period of reflection and a commitment to self [...]