Media Inquiries & Top Experts

PrairieCare is a division of Newport Healthcare, one of the nation’s most innovative psychiatric health systems.

If you are a member of the media and looking for a topic expert for mental illness, we are here to assist you. Topics may include anxiety, depression, digital screen time, family mental health, addiction, and general topics including the state of mental health in Minnesota.


Media Inquiries, Filming, & Photography

Please reach out for any interview and mental health related topic requests by reaching out to our Public Relations & Communications team via email at or

Filming & Photography

To respect our patients, we ask that all filming and/or photography inquiries go through the Public Relations & Communications team by emailing or

PrairieCare In The News

For Those With Autoimmune Diseases, Mental Health Is Often Overlooked | August 2023

What Is Tokophobia? How to Cope With the Extreme Fear of Childbirth | July 2023

The pandemic’s long shadow over the mental health of Minnesotans — especially youth | July 2023

Disturbing ‘fairy-flying’ trend sparks suicide concerns: ‘This is getting too real’ | July 2023

Importance of mental health for students going back to school | July 2023

Inspired by crisis and controversy, Minnesota health orgs work to improve access to mental health care and reduce hospital stays | July 2023

988 crisis line reaches 1 year anniversary | July 2023

Teen mental health expert on marijuana legalization | May 2023

Why Identity Matters and How It Shapes Us | May 2023

U.S. surgeon general issues social media warning | May 2023

Family leave bill will boost maternal mental health | May 2023

Why you should care about Minnesota’s new Mental Health Collaboration Hub | May 2023

Better Than Ever: PrairieCare COO Kathleen Cantley faces physical challenges head-on | April 2023

Minnesota Launches Innovative Statewide Mental Health Collaboration Hub to Help Youth Boarding in Hospitals and Emergency Departments   | April 2023

World Bipolar Day  | March 2023

Gov. Walz just took a major step to support gender-affirming care | March 2023

Tips for knowing when the blues becomes burnout | January 2023

“Take What Serves. Leave the Rest” Podcast with Bryan Piatt: The Process of Exploring Mental Health Medication  | September 2022

“Take What Serves. Leave the Rest” Podcast with Bryan Piatt: Weaving Spirituality Into Mental Health Treatment  | August 2022

“Take What Serves. Leave the Rest” Podcast with Bryan Piatt: What is Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)?  |  July 2022

“Take What Serves. Leave the Rest” Podcast with Bryan Piatt: Supporting Someone When They Come Out  | June 2022

Children’s Minnesota, PrairieCare to collaborate on Mental Health Services.  | June 2022

The Sheletta Show, WCCO Radio: An interview with Dr. Anna Bohlinger: Coping skills, how to speak to your children in the midst of dealing with tragedy.

May 2022

“Take What Serves. Leave the Rest” Podcast with Bryan Piatt: A Therapist’s Experience with Perinatal OCD

May 2022

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal: 2022 Women in Business: Kathleen Cantley spearheads rapid growth at PrairieCare

May 2022

CCX Media Newsmakers: PrairieCare CEO Talks About Pandemic Impact on Children’s Mental Health

May 2022

“Minnesota Physician: Improving Psychiatric Health: Addressing the challenges”

May 2022

Take What Serves. Leave the Rest” Podcast with Bryan Piatt: A Mother’s Experience with Perinatal OCD”

April 2022

Take What Serves. Leave the Rest” Podcast with Bryan Piatt: How to Help Someone who is Suicidal”

KARE 11: Helping Your Child Cope By Building A Coping Toolbox

March 2022

“Take What Serves. Leave the Rest” Podcast with Bryan Piatt: Mental Health in the BIPOC Community

Authority Magazine: Telehealth Best Practices

“Talking Pediatrics” Podcast with Children’s Minnesota: Addressing Child & Adolescent Suicidality & Self-Harm

February 2022

“Take What Serves. Leave the Rest” Podcast with Bryan Piatt: New to Therapy? We’ve Got You Covered.

January 2022

PrairieCare History

Since 2005, PrairieCare has experienced nearly 25% growth in patient visits each year across six distinct service lines. PrairieCare provides services at nine locations in Minnesota, with plans for continued expansion to meet the mental health needs of the community. PrairieCare employs over 800 team members, and is one of the largest groups of child and adolescent psychiatrists in the Midwest.

Media Resources

Press Releases


Media Resources


Minnesota Physician, April 2020
Life in a Global Pandemic: Helping Patients Cope
By: Todd Archbold, LSW, MBA

On Feb. 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced the name of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus that had spread terror throughout Asia and Europe, and by then had already claimed the lives of thousands. Efforts to slow the spread to the United States was a topic of alarm and uncertainty. We knew little about COVID-19, which seemed shrouded in mystery, so far untreatable, and highly discriminatory to the elderly and those with weakened immune systems…
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Minnesota Physician, December 2019
Minnesota’s Leading Edge: Creativity and Collaboration
By: Todd Archbold, LSW, MBA

Our nation is amidst a mental health crisis. For the last decade we have seen an increase in the prevalence of psychiatric conditions, deaths from opioid overdoses, and suicide rates, coupled with a drastic increase in people with mental illness who are homeless or incarcerated. All too often, barriers to accessing care result in individuals and families enduring crisis and experiencing traumatic events that could have been prevented. We are also facing a substantial shortage of psychiatrists as well as access to inpatient beds and specialized psychiatric care. Studies demonstrate a public perception that mental illnesses are linked to dangerousness or violence. Funding strategies are constantly shifting at the federal and state levels, and the insurance reimbursement for psychiatrists is, on average, 21% less than for primary care physicians…
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Minnesota Physician, February 2016
Change Management: Anticipation vs. Reaction
By: Todd Archbold, LSW, MBA

It was the Greek philosopher Heraclitus who was known for his doctrine that change is central to the universe. Among his many writings, he stated that nothing remains the same and everything changes. Now, nearly 2,500 years later, managers in all aspects of business continue to philosophize about the best ways to understand and manage change. We could say that one thing has in fact remained unchanged, and that is our constant struggle to understand and manage change. Managing change has traditionally been characterized by using psychological and behavioral tactics to manipulate processes or systems, such as using the “carrot and stick” method of motivation. However, change is more successfully managed through thoughtful multi-dimensional assessments and using tactics deployed through understanding and engineering technical measures…
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Minnesota Medicine, March 2015
Psychiatric Assistance Line: One Solution to the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Crisis
By: Todd Archbold, LSW, MBA

Having timely access to mental health care is critical for children with psychiatric disorders. Because there is an extreme shortage of child and adolescent psychiatrists in the United States, initial assessment and treatment of children with psychaitric disorders often occurs in primary care settings. To increase the likelihood of positive health outcomes for these children, primary care physicians need to be better equipped to meet children’s mental health needs. One way is to offer them easier access to child and adolescent psychiatrists…
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Minnesota Physician, January 2015
Integrative Mental Health Strategies for Kids
By: Tim Culbert, MD

Rates of neurodevelopmental/behavioral/emotional disorders in kids, including ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, anxiety, learning disorders, and depression, continue to rise in the United States. In fact, a 2014 study in Pediatrics that reviewed data from 2001 to 2011 concluded that childhood disability increased from 6.9 percent in 2001 to 7.9 percent in 2011…
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Minnesota Physician, October 2014
Psychiatric consultations for children: Practical, convenient, and free resources for primary care
By Todd Archbold, LSW, MBA, and Linda Vukelich

For decades, the shortage of child and adolescent psychiatrists (CAPs) and other specialized mental health practitioners has resulted in the challenge of meeting the overwhelming mental health needs in communities all over the country. These needs include managing chronic illnesses like depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders; to triaging and treating acute disorders, like suicidality, that rise to the level of a psychiatric…
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PrairieCare Through The Years

  • 2005: Opened Minnetonka Clinic & PHP (founded as Prairie St. John’s)
  • 2006: Opened Woodbury Clinic & PHP (founded as Prairie St. John’s)
  • 2007: Moved Minnetonka services to Edina
  • 2009: Founded PrairieCare and PrairieCare Medical Group. Established formal affiliation with University of Minnesota Medical School
  • 2011: Opened 20-bed Maple Grove Hospital and Maple Grove PHP
  • 2012: Expanded Edina and Woodbury locations
  • 2013: Opened After-School IOP’s
  • 2014: Opened Chaska Clinic and PHP, Rochester Clinic and IOP, Psychiatric Assistance Line (PAL)
  • 2015: Opened PrairieCare Institute
  • 2015: Opened 50-bed Brooklyn Park Hospital
  • 2016: Opened PrairieCare Maplewood Clinic and PHP
  • 2016: Founded the PrairieCare Child & Family Fund, non-profit 501(c)3
  • 2017: Opened the PrairieCare Medical Group Center for Neurotherapeutics offering Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation and First Episode Psychosis services
  • 2017: Expanded inpatient capacity to 71-beds
  • 2017: Opened Brooklyn Park Medical Office Building which houses PHP, Adult IOP and Clinic services (relocating services from Maple Grove)
  • 2017: Opened PrairieCare Medical Group program in Mankato offering Intensive Outpatient Services for youth
  • 2019: Expanded services in Rochester and Mankato
  • 2021: Received legislative approval to expand inpatient capacity to 101-beds (anticipated opening fall 2023)
  • 2022: Opened Adult PHP
  • 2022: Helped Children’s Minnesota open a 22-bed mental health unit in St. Paul (providing psychiatric services)
  • 2022: PrairieCare becomes a division of Newport Healthcare

PrairieCare Speakers Bureau

PrairieCare and PrairieCare Medical Group are proud to maintain a Speakers Bureau of accomplished experts and clinicians available to the community. The Speakers Bureau is designed to extend our expertise in mental health, psychiatry, holistic medicine, and healthcare leadership to schools, hospitals, counties, and other agencies. Our speakers can customize presentation content and duration to suit your organization’s specific needs. This may range from providing a two-hour presentation to a multi-day workshop.Please email your request to: