CLC: Student-organized walk sheds light on mental health

Phi Theta Kappa students at Central Lakes College lead a walk through the campus to raise awareness for mental health Tuesday, Nov. 27. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch 

More than 18 percent of adults in the U.S. suffer from mental illness.

Locally, mental illnesses affect more than 1 in 4 Crow Wing County adults.

Those statistics—collected by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and Crow Wing Energized, respectively—have drawn attention in the area and driven several Crow Wing County groups to stand up against the stigma of mental health.

Most recently, Phi Theta Kappa students at Central Lakes College organized a mental health awareness walk to let their peers know about resources available on campus for those suffering with mental health issues.  more

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