What's the number-one chronic health condition in northeastern Minnesota?
David Lee says depression.
The director of Public Health and Human Services for Carlton County is also a licensed mental health professional, and he says depression leads 2-1 over the next leading chronic health condition.
But there are some interesting changes in the works that may make mental health care more routine ... and reduce the percieved stigma at the same time. Plus a new facility in Duluth aimed at giving folks a quiet safe place to regroup as an alternative to a locked facility.