The Spoonful: Mental health, the NFL draft and an eSports tournament | News

KeepHealthCare.ORG – The Spoonful: Mental health, the NFL draft and an eSports tournament | News

Congratulations on surviving this record-breaking blizzard. You’ve lived to watch another installment of The Spoonful. 

When someone is having a mental health crisis a common care solution is short-term, inpatient care called “intensive residential treatment services.” However, no IRTS facilities exist in Scott County. Instead, emergency rooms have become the mental health safety net in the county. Because of this, patients in Scott County who solely need psychiatric care have to be transported to other cities throughout the state. Sometimes they even end up in Fargo, North Dakota. 

Read our special report more about gaps in Scott County mental health and how a new facility plays into the issue.

Big news is coming for University of Arkansas graduate and Chanhassen High School alumni Frank Ragnow. At the end of April, Ragnow will find out what National Football League team is picking him up in the draft. See what ESPN radio and CBS Sports had to say about his game. 

The countless hours spent in front of TV playing video games could finally pay off. The EPIC eSports Tournament will be held at Mystic Lake Casino Hotel April 21 and 22 as teams complete for more than $10,000 in cash prizes. Games including League of Legends, Overwatch, Heroes of the Storm, Fortnite and more. Admission and tournament entry is $20, and if you just want to explore the action, admission for both days is $10. You must be 18 or older to enter, but minors can attend with a parent. 

There’s never a bad time to learn something new and we want to answer your questions. We’re looking for submissions for our “Know It All” feature where we answer reader submitted questions. They can be about anything in your community, from a county budget issue to how roundabouts work. It can even be about how something in our newsroom works.

Questions and answers will be published on our website and maybe even the print edition. You can email us directly at [email protected] or use the form below. 


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