National Alliance On Mental Illness Educator Hosts Talk In Brainerd

National Alliance On Mental Illness Educator Hosts Talk In Brainerd


EXPECTED TO BE ARRESTED.>>DENNIS: WELL, FOR THE LAST TWO YEARS, CROW WING ENERGIZED HAS BEEN WORKING TO END THE STIGMA OF MENTAL ILLNESS WITH THEIR MAKE IT OKAY CAMPAIGN. IN AN EFFORT TO CONTINUE THEIR WORK IN EDUCATING THE PUBLIC, THE GROUP INVITED A SPEAKER FROM THE NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS TO HOST TWO WORKSHOPS IN BRAINERD. OUR REPORTER RACHEL JOHNSON HAS MORE.>>ACCORDING TO NAMI, THE NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS, ONE IN FOUR AMERICAN ADULTS EXPERIENCE AN EPISODE OF MENTAL ILLNESS EACH YEAR, AND ABOUT HALF WILL FACE SOME SORT OF MENTAL HEALTH CHALLENGE IN THEIR LIFETIME. FOR THE LAST TWO YEARS, CROW WING ENERGIZED TOGETHER WITH THEIR MENTAL FITNESS GOAL GROUP AND THEIR MAKE IT OKAY CAMPAIGN HAVE BEEN WORKING TO EDUCATE THE PUBLIC ON MENTAL ILLNESS. ON TUESDAY, THEY INVITED COMMUNITY EDUCATOR KAY KING TO SPEAK.>>JUST CONVERSATION CONVERSATIONS AND TALKING ABOUT IT LIKE YOU WOULD DIABETES OR THE FLU OR ANYTHING ELSE, I THINK HELPS BREAK DOWN THAT STIGMA. NAMA AND CROW WING ENERGIZED HOSTED TWO SESSIONS, THE FIRST DETAILED GOOD MENTAL HEALTH IN THE WORKPLACE AND THE SECOND FOCUSED ON CREATING CARING COMMUNITIES.>>WE WANT TO SUPPORT PEOPLE WHO ARE ALREADY WORKING TO BE SUCCESSFUL. WE WANT TO HIRE PEOPLE THAT HAVE GREAT SKILLS BUT MAY MANAGE MENTAL ILLNESS JUST LIKE THEY MANAGE CANCER OR HEART DISEASE. THE LAST PROGRAM REALLY IS A CHANCE FOR PEOPLE TO THINK, OKAY, HOW DO WE MAKE OUR COMMUNITIES WELCOMING FOR PEOPLE THAT LIVE WITH MENTAL ILLNESS. HOW DO WE GET PEOPLE WHO MIGHT HAVE EMERGING SYMPTOMS CONNECTED TO THEIR CARE THEY NEED.>>IF YOU OR ANYONE YOU KNOW IS STRUGGLING WITH A MENTAL ILLNESS, THERE IS HOPE.>>ALL OF US HAVE HEALTH OR ALL OF US HAVE LACK OF HEALTH AT TIMES IN OUR LIVES. WE HAVE SO MANY RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES. PEOPLE GET BETTER.>>REPORTING FROM BRAINERD, RACHEL JOHNSON, LAKELAND NEWS.>>DENNIS: KING’S STOP IN BRAINERD WAS PART OF A NORTHERN TOUR THAT WILL END WITH A SUICIDE PREVENTION TALK AT THE

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