Mental Health Awareness week brings events to the Northland

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DULUTH,MN– It’s mental Health awareness week and several events are planned here in the Northland throughout the week to help educate and reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness.

For children, there will be two story time opportunities: on Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 10:30 a.m. at the Superior
Public Library, and on Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 10:30 a.m. at the West Duluth Public Library.

At both events, volunteers will read a children’s book that helps young learners explore emotions and mental
health.

More information on the readings is available here.

A two-day Mental Health First Aid course will be held October 9, from noon to 5 p.m. and
October 10 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m at One Roof, 12 East 4th Street in Duluth.

Mental Health First Aid can help someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis.

Through the course, participants will learn to recognize risk factors and warning signs for mental health
and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and
where to turn for help.

Mental health first aid training is for anyone who wants to make their community healthier, happier,
and safer for all.

That includes neighbors, parents, friends, school staff, ushers in faith communities,
health and human service workers, and other caring citizens.

More information on how to get involved with Mental health first aid training click here.

John Cardinale

John Cardinale

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